Requirements for Open Enrollment Linux Training
Unless specified otherwise, students are expected to provide their own systems in both classroom and online Linux classes.
- x86 64-bit processor, 2 GHz Core Duo or better
- 2GB RAM minimum
For Developer Courses:
A normal installation of any major recent distribution (such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, SUSE Enterprise Linux, openSUSE, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, or Mint) will give you almost all necessary tools, and the instructor and course manual can provide guidance on missing ingredients if necessary. All classes require root access (administrator or superuser) either through a root account or sudo privilege. However, please beware that we can't be responsible if your system winds up getting damaged. This warning is particularly important for classes in Kernel Internals and Device Drivers, where you will be compiling and installing kernels and kernel modules. Such operating system damage, while rare, is still possible. You may wish to do a fresh installation of a 64-bit Enterprise Linux Distribution, perhaps on a fresh partition, and we can offer suggestions in advance of class on how to do this.
Most (but not all) classes can be done easily using virtualized machines, in which case memory and processor requirements tend to be more robust. We can provide you with pre-configured virtual machine images before the class, or you can establish your own. Read more about Installing Linux for Linux Foundation Classes
If a more specific distribution is required for a class, we will notify you.
For System Administration Courses:
The System Administration courses are written for CentOS 6, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and OpenSUSE 12. A native or virtual installation of any of these three versions of Linux is recommended. All classes require root (administrator or superuser) access either through a root account or sudo privilege.
The LF426 Linux Performance Tuning Course and LF425 Linux Performance Tuning Crash Course require native installations of one of the three previously mentioned distributions, and you will need access to certain distribution repositories for further software installation.
Read more about Installing Linux for Linux Foundation Classes. If a more specific distribution is required for a class, we will notify you.
Online Training: Connectivity and Software
You will need a reliable broadband connection capable of handling a minimum of 100kb download speed. You will also need a dedicated telephone line available to join the class. (Google Voice, Skype with SkypeOut Account and most SIP clients generally work fine as long as the underlying network connection is stable and reliable.)
We will supply all software needed to join the session as well as the instructions for how to use it.