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This four-day instructor-led course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and abilities to work as a professional Linux system administrator. The course covers how to administer, configure and upgrade Linux systems running one of the three major Linux distribution families: Red Hat, SUSE, Debian/Ubuntu, how to master the tools and concepts you’ll need to efficiently build and manage an enterprise Linux infrastructure. It also covers how to use state-of-the-art system administration techniques in real-life scenarios via practical labs. This course prepares the user for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam, which is also a required component of the MCSA: Linux on Azure Certification.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
This course is intended for students with a basic knowledge of Linux and its most common utilities and text editors. For users with no prior experience we suggest the free ‘Introduction to Linux’ course available on edx.org.
Module 1: System Startup and Shutdown
This module explains how to manage startup and shutdown processes in Linux.
Lab: Chapter Labs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Linux Filetree System Layout
This module explains how the Linux Filesystem is organized and points out the key directories and their roles.
Describe how the Linux Filesystem is set up.
Demonstrate knowledge of how the key directories work.
Module 3: Kernel Services and Configuration
This module explains how the Linux Kernel is configured, how the modules and utilities work, the function of sysctl and udev and Device Management.
Module 4: Partitioning and Formatting Disks
This module explains how to work with disks in Linux by naming, partitioning and sizing them.
Module 5: Linux Filesystems
This module explains how to work with Linux Filesystems, starting with the understanding that Linux treats everything as a file. IT covers Virtual filesystem (VFS), Filesystem Usage and Attributes, Major types (ext4, XFS, btrfs) and how to create, format, mount, swap and repair Filesystems.
Module 6: RAID and LVM
This module explains how to work with RAID and Logical Volume Management (LVM).
Module 7: Processes
This module explains how to work with Linux processes. It begins with an overview of what processes are and how they work before procreding to illustrate how to create, monitor, prioritize and limit processes.
Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows 7
Module 8: Package Management Systems
This module explains how to work with the major package management systems used in Linux distributions. Covers both RPM and DKPG as well as the use of version control systems such as git.
Module 9: Package Installers
This module explains how to use the major package installers, including yum, zypper and APT. It also explains the role that package installers play in automating software management and dealing with dependencies.
Module 10: User and Group Account Management
This module explains how to work with users and groups in Linux. It also covers how to work with passwords, restricted shells, the root account, Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM), LDAP and SSH.
Module 11: Backup and Recovery Methods
This module explains how to backup data in Linux. It covers the tools that are used for backup and compression as well as for moving and copying files and also for restoring files.
Module 12: Networking
This module explains how to conduct basic networking in Linux. It covers IP addresses, Hostnames, Network Interfaces, Routing and Name Resolution.
Module 13: Firewalls
This module explains how to work with firewalls in Linux. It covers both command line tools and GUI tools as well as firewalld. Zones and source management are discussed, as is service and port management.
Module 14: Local System Security
This module explains how to secure systems against both internal and external threats. It covers how to identify risks and provides guidance on how to decide what protection is appropriate. Finally, it covers the basic types of security available (physical, filesystem, and security modules e.g. SELinux).
Module 15: Basic Troubleshoot and System Rescue
This module explains how to conduct troubleshooting in Linux as well as likely sources of issues. It covers basic concepts in system rescue and recovery and how to identify corrupted filesystems.
Recovering using the install image
Before attending this course, students must have: