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Linux System Administration Essentials

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...

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Course Code LFS207
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

In this course you will learn how to administer, configure and upgrade Linux systems running one of the major Linux distribution families: Debian/Ubuntu and Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora, how to master the tools and concepts you’ll need to efficiently build and manage an enterprise Linux infrastructure, how to work with Git and perform essential collaborative tasks, how to use state-of-the-art system administration techniques in real-life scenarios via practical labs, and more.

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. User Environment
  • Chapter 4. User Account Management
  • Chapter 5. Group Management
  • Chapter 6. File Permissions and Ownership
  • Chapter 7. Package Management Systems
  • Chapter 8. dpkg
  • Chapter 9. APT
  • Chapter 10. RPM
  • Chapter 11. dnf and yum
  • Chapter 12. zypper
  • Chapter 13. Introduction to Git
  • Chapter 14. Using Git: An Example
  • Chapter 15. Processes
  • Chapter 16. Process Monitoring
  • Chapter 17. Memory Monitoring, Usage and Configuring Swap
  • Chapter 18. I/O Monitoring and Tuning
  • Chapter 19. Virtualization Overview
  • Chapter 20. Containers Overview
  • Chapter 21. Linux Filesystems and the VFS
  • Chapter 22. Disk Partitioning
  • Chapter 23. Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Usage, Mounting
  • Chapter 24. The Ext4 Filesystem
  • Chapter 25. Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  • Chapter 26. Kernel Services and Configuration
  • Chapter 27. Kernel Modules
  • Chapter 28. Devices and udev
  • Chapter 29. Network Addresses
  • Chapter 30. Network Devices and Configuration
  • Chapter 31. LDAP
  • Chapter 32. Firewalls
  • Chapter 33. System Init: systemd, SystemV and Upstart
  • Chapter 34. Backup and Recovery Methods
  • Chapter 35. Linux Security Modules
  • Chapter 36. System Rescue