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Linux System Administration Essentials (LFS207) + LFCS Exam Bundle

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. Linux System Administration Essentials (LFS207) will teach you the skills and processes you need to work as a professional Linux systems administrator.

The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam is ideal for candidates looking to validate their ability to proficiently install, configure, and operate Linux-based systems, whether on-premises or cloud-based.

Not sure where to start? You may consider reviewing our suggested LFCS learning path.

EXAM SIMULATOR! Learners will now have access to an exam simulator, provided by, to experience the exam environment. You will have two exam simulation attempts (36 hours of access for each attempt from the start of activation). Simulation includes 20-25 questions (which are exactly the same for every attempt and every user (unlike those found on the actual exams) and graded simulation results.

Who Is It For

The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) certification is ideal for candidates early in their Linux system administration or open source career. The course, along with real-world experience and study, will provide the skills and knowledge also tested by the Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS) exam.
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What You’ll Learn

In the Linux Administration Essentials course 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.
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What It Demonstrates

Certified Linux systems administrators can work proficiently to operate Linux-based systems, understand key concepts, use Linux to deploy and operate applications and services and understand Linux networking fundamentals and it's role of supporting cloud-native deployments.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
Chapter 3. User Environment
Chapter 4. User Account Management
Chapter 5. Group Management
Chapter 6. File Permissions and Ownership
Chapter 7. Package Management Systems
Chapter 8. dpkg
Chapter 9. APT
Chapter 10. RPM
Chapter 11. dnf and yum
Chapter 12. zypper
Chapter 13. GIT Fundamentals
Chapter 14. Processes
Chapter 15. Process Monitoring
Chapter 16. Memory Monitoring, Usage and Configuring Swap
Chapter 17. I/O Monitoring
Chapter 18. Containers Overview
Chapter 19. Linux Filesystems and the VFS
Chapter 20. Disk Partitioning
Chapter 21. Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Usage, Mounting
Chapter 22. The EXT4 Filesystem
Chapter 23. Logical Volume Management (LVM)
Chapter 24. Kernel Services and Configuration
Chapter 25. Kernel Modules
Chapter 26. Devices and udev
Chapter 27. Network Addresses
Chapter 28. Network Devices and Configuration
Chapter 29. LDAP
Chapter 30. Firewalls
Chapter 31. System Init: systemd History and Customization
Chapter 32. Backup and Recovery Methods
Chapter 33. Linux Security Modules
Chapter 34. System Rescue

Exam Domains & Competencies
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Operations Deployment25%
Configure kernel parameters, persistent and non-persistent
Diagnose, identify, manage, and troubleshoot processes and services
Manage or schedule jobs for executing commands
Search for, install, validate, and maintain software packages or repositories
Recover from hardware, operating system, or filesystem failures
Manage Virtual Machines (libvirt)
Configure container engines, create and manage containers
Create and enforce MAC using SELinux
Configure IPv4 and IPv6 networking and hostname resolution
Set and synchronize system time using time servers
Monitor and troubleshoot networking
Configure the OpenSSH server and client
Configure packet filtering, port redirection, and NAT
Configure static routing
Configure bridge and bonding devices
Implement reverse proxies and load balancers
Configure and manage LVM storage
Manage and configure the virtual file system
Create, manage, and troubleshoot filesystems
Use remote filesystems and network block devices
Configure and manage swap space
Configure filesystem automounters
Monitor storage performance
Essential Commands20%
Basic Git Operations
Create, configure, and troubleshoot services
Monitor and troubleshoot system performance and services
Determine application and service specific constraints
Troubleshoot diskspace issues
Work with SSL certificates
Users and Groups10%
Create and manage local user and group accounts
Manage personal and system-wide environment profiles
Configure user resource limits
Configure and manage ACLs
Configure the system to use LDAP user and group accounts

The Linux Foundation worked with industry experts and the project’s community to identify the core domains and the critical skills, knowledge and competencies applicable to each certification. Performance-based exams were then developed based on the competencies that were identified.
Basic knowledge of Linux is helpful for this class, including installing Linux and using the command line is helpful but not required. Our free LFS101 Introduction to Linux course is useful preparation for this course.

This course is designed to work on x86-based platforms, either on native hardware or running as a virtual machine (VM), under a hypervisor, such as those in the KVM, VMWare, or Virtual Box families.