Linux Foundation Certified System Administartor(LFCSA)

Overview of Domains and Competencies

The Linux Foundation worked with industry experts and the Linux kernel community to identify the core domains and the critical skills, knowledge and abilities ("competencies") applicable to each certification. Performance-based exams were then developed based on the competencies that were identified

LFCSA Training Course Details
Description Days Price (ex vat)

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator


R 18,000

$ 1,400
  • *Includes lunch, tea and training material.
  • *Start time is 9:00am for 9:30am

Below follows the core Domains and Competencies covered by the LFCS Exam. PLEASE NOTE: On Feb 2, 2016, the Domains and Competencies for the LFCS Exam will be updated to Domains and Competencies V2.16.


  • Editing text files on the command line
  • Manipulating text files from the command line

Filesystem & storage

  • Archiving and compressing files and directories
  • Assembling partitions as LVM devices
  • Configuring swap partitions
  • File attributes
  • Finding files on the filesystem
  • Formatting filesystems
  • Mounting filesystems automatically at boot time
  • Mounting networked filesystems
  • Partitioning storage devices
  • Troubleshooting filesystem issues

Local system administration

  • Creating backups
  • Creating local user groups
  • Managing file permissions
  • Managing fstab entries
  • Managing local users accounts
  • Managing the startup process and related services
  • Managing user accounts
  • Managing user account attributes
  • Managing user processes
  • Restoring backed up data
  • Setting file permissions and ownership

Local security

  • Accessing the root account
  • Using sudo to manage access to the root account

Shell scripting

  • Basic bash shell scripting

Software management

  • Installing software packages