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Essentials of Linux System Administration

  • Tuition USD $299
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 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.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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Good Course. We covered a lot of material in a short amount of time. This course had useful labs that built upon each other.

Very good couse and again we would like to see more videos on removing FRUs

Very clean, great cafeteria and well sorted, very kind staff. The bathrooms have to be expanded as they might get crowded sometimes

Very interactive and in-depth course that really got me ready for the industry

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