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Fundamentals of Open Source IT and Cloud Computing (LFS200)+ Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA) Exam Bundle

Who Is It For

The LFS200 course is designed for those new to the IT industry or considering starting an IT career as a System Administrator or Engineer. This course is ideal for users interested in advancing to the professional level through a gained understanding of critical concepts for modern IT systems, including cloud computing. The LFCA is a pre-professional certification intended for those new to the industry or considering starting an IT career as an administrator or engineer. This certification is ideal for users interested in advancing to the professional level through a demonstrated understanding of critical concepts for modern IT systems including cloud computing.
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What You’ll Learn

This course covers the foundation of systems commands and the administration of users; discusses the installation, configuration, and basic maintenance of operating systems and applications; and demonstrates the use of basic Linux commands and utilities. You will also learn about Linux files, storage systems, basics of Linux shell and simple scripts; networking architecture, topologies, hardware, and environments, and will be able to discuss basic network configuration and protocols; various Cloud technologies and service models; and become familiar with Cloud architecture, technologies, and the benefits of Cloud; understanding of cybersecurity in the Linux environment, and a general working knowledge of security-related concepts and how to leverage Software Development and IT operations (DevOps). A Certified IT Associate will confirm early proficiency and aptitude in the IT field. The exam is intended to integrate with other qualifications and provides a stepping stone to more advanced credentials.
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What It Demonstrates

This LFS200 course is designed to help new IT Administrators learn foundational concepts and prepare them to work with Linux. It should enable interested students to expand their knowledge and skills with Linux Systems Administration and Cloud Engineering. The course, along with real-world experience and study, will provide the skills and knowledge also tested by the Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA) exam. LFCA will test candidates' knowledge of fundamental IT concepts including operating systems, software application installation and management, hardware installation, use of the command line and basic programming, basic networking functions, security best practices, and other related topics to validate their capability and preparedness for an entry-level IT position.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. What is Linux?
Chapter 3. User Interfaces
Chapter 4. Installing Linux
Chapter 5. Linux Filesystems and File Management
Chapter 6. User and System Administration Commands
Chapter 7. Networking and Network Troubleshooting
Chapter 8. Software and Cloud Computing: Basic Concepts
Chapter 9. Security Fundamentals
Chapter 10. DevOps Fundamentals
Chapter 11. Supporting Applications and Developers

Exam Domains & Competencies
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Linux Fundamentals20%
Linux Operating System
File Management Commands
System Commands
General Networking Commands
System Administration Fundamentals20%
System Administration Tasks
Cloud Computing Fundamentals20%
Cloud Computing Fundamentals
Performance / Availability
Cloud Costs and Budgeting
Security Fundamentals16%
Security Basics
Data Security
Network Security
System Security:
DevOps Fundamentals16%
DevOps Basics
Deployment Environments
Git Concepts
Supporting Applications and Developers8%
Software Project Management
Software Application Architecture
Functional Analysis
Open-source Software and Licensing

Lab Info
The demo/lab environment is Virtual Machine focused.

  1. The prerequisites are:
    A system with one of the following environments installed:

    1. VMware player or Workstation
    2. Oracle VirtualBox
    3. KVM
  2. The necessary skills to create a virtual machine on the chosen hypervisor.
  3. The machine should have a minimum of 4GB of memory and 20GB of free disk space.
  4. The install image for Ubuntu 20.04 (link and installation instructions provided in the course).
This course assumes no previous Linux knowledge but it does require other operating system and interface skills that a regular user encounters such as logging into a Graphical Interface (GUI), running applications from the GUI, downloading files from the Internet and installing software packages on your selected system.

Before starting this course, we recommend Introduction to Linux, a free edX course.

There are no pre-requisites for the LFCA exam.

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