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Linux System Administration is a comprehensive hands-on course that teaches students how to install, configure and maintain an Enterprise Linux system in a networked environment. This lab-intensive class explores core administrative tasks such as: creating and managing users, creating and maintaining file systems, determining and implementing security measures and performing software installation and package management. Linux networking topics include installing and supporting SSH, NFS, Samba and the Apache Web server. Students will explore common security issues, as well as several tools, such as the PAM modules that help secure the operating system and network environment. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to maintain Linux systems in a networked business environment. Although the course includes installing and configuring a CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 Linux system, much of the course content also applies to Oracle, Ubuntu, Scientific and other current versions of mainstream Linux distributions. Labs include user and group maintenance, system backups and restoration, software management, administration tasks automation, file system creation and maintenance, managing remote access, working with cron, and configuring basic file sharing and Web services, as well as working with system logging utilities such as rsyslog and much more.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

This course is about 50% lab to lecture ratio, combining expert instructor-led discussions with practical hands-on skills that emphasize current techniques, best practices and standards. Working in this hands-on lab environment, guided by our expert practitioner, attendees will explore:

Installing the Linux operating system and configuring peripherals
Performing and modifying startup and shutdown processes
Configuring and maintaining basic networking services
Creating and maintaining system users and groups
Understanding and administering file permissions on directories and regular files
Planning and creating disk partitions and file systems
Performing maintenance on file systems
Identifying and managing Linux processes
Automating tasks with cron
Performing backups and restoration of files
Working with system log files
Troubleshooting system problems
Analyzing and taking measures to increase system performance
Configuring file sharing with NFS
Configuring Samba for file sharing with the Windows clients
Setting up a basic Web server
Understanding the components for setting up a LAMP server
Implementing basic security measures

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