Essentials of Linux System Administration (LFS201)

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. This course will teach you the skills and processes you need to work as a professional Linux systems administrator.

The topics covered are directly aligned with the knowledge domains tested by the Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS) exam, and will substantially increase students’ ability to become certified.

Course Overview

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.

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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 50-60 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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Course Outline

Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
Chapter 3. Processes
Chapter 4. Signals
Chapter 5. Package Management Systems
Chapter 6. RPM
Chapter 7. DPKG
Chapter 8. yum
Chapter 9. zypper
Chapter 10. APT
Chapter 11. System Monitoring
Chapter 12. Process Monitoring
Chapter 13. Memory: Monitoring Usage and Tuning
Chapter 14. I/O Monitoring and Tuning
Chapter 15. I/O Scheduling
Chapter 16. Linux Filesystems and the VFS
Chapter 17. Disk Partitioning
Chapter 18. Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Mounting
Chapter 19. Filesystem Features: Swap, Quotas, Usage
Chapter 20. Th ext2/ext3/ext4 Filesystems
Chapter 21. The XFS and btrfs Filesystems
Chapter 22. Encrypting Disks
Chapter 23. Logical Volume Management (LVM)
Chapter 24. RAID
Chapter 25. Kernel Services and Configuration
Chapter 26. Kernel Modules
Chapter 27. Devices and udev
Chapter 28. Virtualization Overview
Chapter 29. Containers Overview
Chapter 30. User Account Management
Chapter 31. Group Management
Chapter 32. File Permissions and Ownership
Chapter 33. Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
Chapter 34. Network Addresses
Chapter 35. Network Devices and Configuration
Chapter 36. Firewalls
Chapter 37. System Startup and Shutdown
Chapter 38. GRUB
Chapter 39. Init: SystemV, Upstart, systemd
Chapter 40. Backup and Recovery Methods
Chapter 41. Linux Security Modules
Chapter 42. Local System Security
Chapter 43. Basic Troubleshooting
Chapter 44. System Rescue

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.

At a Glance

Delivery Method

Online Self-Paced

Includes

  • 50-60 hours of Course Material
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Video Content
  • 12 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Discussion Forums

Experience Level

   Beginner

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