Essentials of System Administration

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Course Details

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. When you purchase the bundle, you also receive an LFCS exam (including a free retake).

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.
  • Select the bundle option to include a registration for the LFCS exam.

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).

Course Outline

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

Why Choose 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.

 

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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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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  • Corporate On-Site

    All our instructor-led courses can be delivered at your office for private, on-site training. Contact us for more information.

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  • Virtual

    These live, instructor-led sessions are delivered over screenshare with phone audio, if needed. Classes typically run from 9am-5pm US Central unless otherwise stated.

  • Classroom

    Our classroom courses are delivered in conveniently located training centers by an expert instructor. Please check the specific course date for exact location, duration, and start time.

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.