Linux for System Engineers (LFS311)

The need for sysadmins with advanced administration and networking skills has never been greater, and competition for people with experience is fierce. Whether you’re looking for expert test prep for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification, need training to help transition to Linux from other platforms, or you’re just brushing up on these vital admin and networking skills, this course will teach you what you need to know.

This course is excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) exam.

Course Overview

This course will teach you everything you need to know to be an advanced systems administrator and to prepare for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification.

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You’ll learn:

  • How to design, deploy and maintain a network running under Linux.
  • How to administer the network services.
  • The skills to create and operate a network in any major Linux distribution.
  • How to securely configure the network interfaces.
  • How to deploy and configure file, web, email and name servers.

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.


9/21/2020 - 9/24/2020
9:00am - 5:00pm US/Central
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8/10/2020 - 8/13/2020
9:00am - 5:00pm US/Central
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Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Linux Foundation Certifications
    • Linux Foundation Digital Badges
    • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
    • E-Learning Course: LFS211
    • Distribution Details
    • Labs
  2. Linux Networking Concepts and Review
    • OSI Model Introduction and Upper Layers
    • OSI Model Transport Layer
    • OSI Model Network Layer
    • OSI Model Lower Layers
    • Network Topology
    • Domain Name System
    • System Services
    • Managing System Services
    • Labs
  3. Network Configuration
    • Runtime Network Configuration
    • Boot Time Network Configuration
    • DNS Client
    • Intro to OpenVPN
    • Labs
  4. Network Troubleshooting and Monitoring
    • Network Troubleshooting
    • Client-Side Troubleshooting
    • Server-Side Troubleshooting
    • Network Monitoring
    • Labs
  5. Remote Access
    • Remote Access History
    • Intro to Cryptography
    • Secure Remote Access
    • Remote Graphics
    • Labs
  6. Domain Name Service
    • Overview Of DNS
    • BIND (named) Server
    • BIND Zone Configuration
    • DNS views
    • Labs
  7. HTTP Servers
    • Apache
    • Apache Configuration
    • Apache Virtual Hosts
    • Apache Security
    • Labs
  8. Advanced HTTP Servers
    • Mod Rewrite
    • Mod Alias
    • Mod Status
    • Mod Include
    • Mod Perl
    • Performance Considerations
    • HTTP Balancer
    • Labs
  9. Email Servers
    • Email Overview
    • Postfix
    • Dovecot
    • Labs
  10. File Sharing
    • FTP
    • vsftpd
    • rsync
    • SSH Based Protocols
    • Other Protocols
    • Labs
  11. Advanced Networking
    • Routing
    • VLANs
    • DHCP
    • NTP
    • Labs
  12. HTTP Caching
    • Overview
    • Squid Configuration
    • Labs
  13. Network File Systems
    • NFS
    • SMB/CIFS
    • Other Network File Systems
    • Mounting Network File Systems
    • Labs
  14. Introduction to Network Security
    • Security Concepts
    • Security Practices
    • Security Tools
    • Labs
  15. Firewalls
    • TCP Wrappers
    • netfilter Concepts
    • Iptables Command
    • Managing IPtables
    • Advanced Firewalls
    • Network Address Translation
    • nft Concepts
    • Labs
  16. LXC Virtualization Overview
    • Linux Containers (LXC)
    • Labs
  17. High Availability
    • Overview
    • DRBD
    • Labs
  18. Database
    • Introduction
    • Database Management Systems
    • Structured Query Language (SQL)
    • Labs
  19. System log
    • Overview
    • Remote Logging: Client
    • Remote Logging: Server
    • Labs
  20. Package Management
    • Installing from Source
    • Package Management
    • Packaging System Benefits
    • Main Package Management Systems
    • Role of Linux Distributions
    • Building RPM Packages
    • RPM Spec File Sections
    • RPM Spec File Example
    • Building Debian Packages
    • Labs
  21. Closing and Evaluation Survey


This course is designed for system administrators and IT professionals who need to gain a hands-on knowledge of Linux network configuration and services as well as related topics such as basic security and performance.

At a Glance

Delivery Method

Live Online (Virtual)

Delivery Method

Live (Classroom)


  • 4 days of Instructor-led class time
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Resources & Course Manual
  • 12 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Digital Badge
  • Free Chromebook

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