Linux System Administration (LFS220) - Course Outline

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  1. Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Logistics
  2. System Startup and Shutdown
    • Understanding the boot sequence
    • The Grand Unified Bootloader
    • GRUB Configuration File
    • Emergency Boot Media
    • The init process
    • The sysvinit startup
    • Upstart
    • Using systemd
    • Configuration files in /etc/sysconfig
    • Shutting down/rebooting the system
  3. Linux Directory Layout
    • Data Distinctions
    • FHS Linux Standard Directory Tree
  4. Kernel Services and Configuration
    • Kernel configuration and overview
    • Kernel Configuration
    • The sysctl command
    • Kernel Module Configurations
    • Utilities
    • The udev device manager
  5. Partitioning and Formatting Disks
    • Common Disk Types
    • Disk geometry
    • Partitioning
    • Naming Disk Devices
    • Sizing up the partitions
    • Partition table editors
  6. Linux Filesystems
    • Some Notes about filesystems
    • Filesystem Types
    • The ext4 filesystem
    • The btrfs filesystem
    • Extended Attributes
    • How to make a filesystem
    • How to attach a filesystem
    • Getting your quota
    • Checking and repairing filesystems
    • Disk and filesystem usage
  7. Advanced Filesystem Management
    • Software RAID
    • RAID Levels
    • RAID configuration
    • Logical volumes
    • Volumes and Volume Groups
    • Creating logical volumes
    • Resizing logical volumes
    • LVM Snapshots
  8. Understanding Processes
    • Process States
    • Execution modes
    • Daemons
    • Creating processes
    • How the shell creates a new process
    • Monitoring Processes
    • Signals
  9. Package Formats
    • Red Hat Package Manager (RPM)
    • DPKG
  10. Package Management Systems
    • YUM
    • Using apt-get
    • zypper
  11. User and Group Account Management
    • User accounts
    • Management
    • Passwords
    • Groups
    • Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
    • Authentication Process
    • Configuring PAM
    • LDAP authentication
    • File ownership
  12. Backup and Recovery Methods
    • Why Backups?
    • The dd command
    • The gzip command
    • The dump command
  13. Networking
    • Basic Network services
    • IP addresses
    • Configuring Network interfaces
    • Routing
    • Name resolution
    • Network diagnostics
  14. Local System Security
    • Creating a security policy
    • Physical Security
    • Selinux overview
    • Filesystem Security
  15. Basic Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting overview
    • Things to check: Networking
    • Order of the boot process
    • Filesystem corruption and recovery
    • Linux Rescue
  16. Conclusion

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