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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. 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.
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).
- System Startup and Shutdown
- init: SystemV, Upstart, systemd
- Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
- Kernel Services and Configuration
- Kernel Modules
- Devices and udev
- Partitioning and Formatting Disks
- Encrypting Disks
- Linux Filesystems and the VFS
- Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Mounting
- Filesystem Features: Swap, Quotas, Usage
- The Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 Filesystems
- The XFS and btrfs Filesystems
- Logical Volume Management (LVM)
- Local System Security
- Linux Security Modules
- System Monitoring
- Process Monitoring
- I/O Monitoring and Tuning
- I/O Scheduling
- Memory: Monitoring Usage and Tuning
- Package Management Systems
- User Account Management
- Group Management
- File Permissions and Ownership
- Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
- Backup and Recovery Methods
- Network Addresses
- Network Devices and Configuration
- Basic Troubleshooting
- 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:
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.