Course Outline

Essentials of Linux System Administration

  1. Preface
  2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
  3. Processes
  4. Signals
  5. Package Management Systems
  6. RPM
  7. DPKG
  8. yum
  9. zypper
  10. APT
  11. System Monitoring
  12. Process Monitoring
  13. Memory: Monitoring Usage and Tuning
  14. I/O Monitoring and Tuning
  15. I/O Scheduling
  16. Linux Filesystems and the VFS
  17. Partitioning and Formatting Disks
  18. Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Mounting
  19. Filesystem Features: Swap, Quotas, Usage
  20. The Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 Filesystems
  21. The XFS and btrfs Filesystems
  22. Encrypting Disks
  23. Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  24. RAID
  25. Kernel Services and Configuration
  26. Kernel Modules
  27. Devices and udev
  28. Virtualization Overview
  29. Containers Overview
  30. User Account Management
  31. Group Management
  32. File Permissions and Ownership
  33. Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
  34. Network Addresses
  35. Network Devices and Configuration
  36. Firewalls
  37. System Startup and Shutdown
  38. GRUB
  39. init: SystemV, Upstart, systemd
  40. Backup and Recovery Methods
  41. Linux Security Modules
  42. Local System Security
  43. Basic Troubleshooting
  44. System Rescue