Essentials of System Administration (LFS201)

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Linux is the #1 operating system for web servers, cloud computing, smart phones and consumer electronics. Due to its rapid adoption, there's a shortage of Linux system administrators. According to the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, "the unstoppable Linux job market shows no sign of slowing down." The Linux Foundation has created a career entry training and certification path that is 100% online, highly respected and exceptionally affordable.

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Course Details

Difficulty: Beginner

Delivery: Online Self-Paced

Who It's For: Anybody interested in acquiring or polishing professional Linux system administration skills, or looking for preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Linux, including installing Linux and using the command line is helpful but not required. Our free LFS101x Introduction to Linux course is useful preparation for this course.

Materials: 1 year online access to all course content and labs.

This course is:

  • 100% online and self-paced
  • Contains over 80 labs (with solutions) designed by our experts
  • Designed to build the skills and knowledge necessary to be a Linux system administrator.
  • Excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.

About This Course

This course will teach you the concepts and skills you need to be prepared for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam. 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.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

You will have access to the course for a full year from the date of purchase, regardless of how quickly you complete the course. You can expect the course to take 40-50 hours to complete (although the course is self-paced, so you can move as quickly or as slowly as you like).

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"The strongest aspect of the course is the fact that all knowledge can be applied in real-time with the lab exercises."

Essentials of System Administration

Linux is the #1 operating system for web servers, cloud computing, smart phones and consumer electronics. Due to its rapid adoption, there's a shortage of Linux system administrators. According to the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, "the unstoppable Linux job market shows no sign of slowing down." The Linux Foundation has created a career entry training and certification path that is 100% online, highly respected and exceptionally affordable.

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Audience

This course is for system administrators and users who already have at least some basic exposure to Linux or another UNIX-based operating system. Anyone who is looking to acquire practical knowledge in the field of system administration in enterprise environments will save significant time by attending this course.

It should also be considered a necessary step to be taken by anyone considering more advanced classes in our System Administration curriculum track. The concepts covered provide important building blocks for anyone looking to attend more advanced classes, in particular LFS311 Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking.

Course Materials

This course is:

  • 100% online and self-paced
  • Contains over 80 labs (with solutions) designed by our experts
  • Designed to build the skills and knowledge necessary to be a Linux system administrator
  • Excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.
  • Includes your registration for the LFCS exam.

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Course Description

Linux Foundation Certification Preparation

This course will teach you the concepts and skills you need to be prepared for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam. With purchase of this course, you also receive an LFCS exam (including a free retake) at no additional cost.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.

You will have access to the course for a full year from the date of purchase, regardless of how quickly you complete the course. You can expect the course to take 40-50 hours to complete (although the course is self-paced, so you can move as quickly or as slowly as you like).

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Why Train With The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the go-to source for training on virtually every aspect of Linux and many other open source technologies. Here are a few things that make us the right choice to be your training partner:

  1. We are the non-profit organization that hosts Linux and many other open source projects, employs Linux creator Linus Torvalds and hosts kernel.org (where all Linux kernel updates are released).
  2. Being so close to the kernel, we are constantly updating our training to ensure that we are teaching you the most up-to-date information. Linux Foundation Training is unique in that all our training courses are designed to work on all major Linux distributions (including RedHat, Ubuntu and SUSE).
  3. We don't sell any software or support services so there's no hidden sales agenda in our material. Our only goal is to help you learn the material.
  4. When you train with The Linux Foundation, you're learning from instructors who are comfortable across all major Linux distributions and can answer student questions regardless of the distribution you're using for the class. You are truly learning from the experts.