[lpi-discuss] LPI program, SQL, PAM

G. Matthew Rice matt at starnix.com
Tue Feb 8 13:27:15 EST 2011

Hi Guillaume,

The best place to discuss this is on the lpi-examdev mailing list:


Just a quick two cents, though, on the SQL.  When we did the JTA
(evaluation of the proposed tasks and objectives), the SQL content in
LPIC-1 actually scored fairly high.  Think about all of the people
using <favouritespreadsheet> to speak with an SQL server or people
using PHP*Admin.  It isn't a stretch to expect a little SQL knowledge.

I look forward to seeing you on lpi-examdev.


On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 5:14 AM, Guillaume Allegre
<guillaume.allegre at silecs.info> wrote:
> Hello,
> since it's my first post here, I will introduce myself :
> I'm a Linux sysadmin and trainer since several years. As a trainer,
> I work for a french academic organization.
> I recently passed LPIC-1 (and prepare LPIC-2) ; my organization has also been approved
> as an LPI AAP last autumn, and we are about to propose our first LPI training cursus.
> Globally, I find the LPI program well structured and progressive, but there is
> an oddity with SQL in 102. SQL is quite specific, and in real-life context, you
> can be a good linux administrator without be sql-litterate.
> It seems to me that SQL is arbitrarily chosen among a bulk of services, others
> being all grouped in 202.
> On the other hand, PAM is in 202 whereas it's a part of the core system, and I think
> even junior administrators should have had at least an introduction to PAM.
> So, you guessed, my proposal is to swap these 2 topics for the next version of the
> LPI program.
> Please, if there is a more formal way or more specific list for this kind of discussion,
> let me know.
> Regards,
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