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Essentials of Linux System Administration

  • Tuition USD $299
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3224 Ratings
  • Course Code LFS201
  • Available Formats Self Paced

Linux is the #1 operating system for web servers, cloud computing, smart phones and consumer electronics. Due to its high adoption rates and continued growth, there’s a shortage of Linux system administrators. This course will teach you the skills and processes you need to work as a professional Linux systems administrator.

Skills Gained

You’ll learn how to administer, configure and upgrade Linux systems running one of the three major Linux distribution families (Red Hat, SUSE, Debian/Ubuntu). You’ll also learn all the tools and concepts you need to efficiently build and manage a production Linux infrastructure.

Who Can Benefit

The course is ideal for those new to IT, or those who have worked with operating systems other than Linux and want to move into a career administering Linux systems. Aspiring cloud professionals will also benefit from understanding Linux administration as it serves as the basis of most cloud instances.

Course Details

Course Outline

  • Chapter 1. Course Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
  • Chapter 3. Processes
  • Chapter 4. Signals
  • Chapter 5. Package Management Systems
  • Chapter 6. RPM
  • Chapter 7. DPKG
  • Chapter 8. yum
  • Chapter 9. zypper
  • Chapter 10. APT
  • Chapter 11. System Monitoring
  • Chapter 12. Process Monitoring
  • Chapter 13. Memory: Monitoring Usage and Tuning
  • Chapter 14. I/O Monitoring and Tuning
  • Chapter 15. I/O Scheduling
  • Chapter 16. Linux Filesystems and the VFS
  • Chapter 17. Disk Partitioning
  • Chapter 18. Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Mounting
  • Chapter 19. Filesystem Features: Swap, Quotas, Usage
  • Chapter 20. Th ext2/ext3/ext4 Filesystems
  • Chapter 21. The XFS and btrfs Filesystems
  • Chapter 22. Encrypting Disks
  • Chapter 23. Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  • Chapter 24. RAID
  • Chapter 25. Kernel Services and Configuration
  • Chapter 26. Kernel Modules
  • Chapter 27. Devices and udev
  • Chapter 28. Virtualization Overview
  • Chapter 28. Virtualization Overview
  • Chapter 29. Containers Overview
  • Chapter 30. User Account Management
  • Chapter 31. Group Management
  • Chapter 32. File Permissions and Ownership
  • Chapter 33. Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
  • Chapter 34. Network Addresses
  • Chapter 35. Network Devices and Configuration
  • Chapter 36. Firewalls
  • Chapter 37. System Startup and Shutdown
  • Chapter 38. GRUB
  • Chapter 39. System Init: systemd, SystemV and Upstart
  • Chapter 40. Backup and Recovery Methods
  • Chapter 41. Linux Security Modules
  • Chapter 42. Local System Security
  • Chapter 43. Basic Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 44. System Rescue

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

The format of the course was nicely structured, it was interactive and the labs really helped me understand the material on a deeper level.

Warm greeting and excellent help. The eating area is always clean and well stocked

The class was fun. It covered a lot of material. Im glad the instructor insisted on our webcams being on. In addition, you could have more pop quizzes so that the audience is attentive.

Delivered the expected level of training in an easier to understand way than expected.

The course and labs were well organized and performed flawlessly. They made sure that all the information was timely relayed to the students.

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