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Linux System Administration Essentials (LFS207)

Linux is the #1 operating system for web servers, cloud computing, smart phones and consumer electronics. Due to its high adoption rates and continued growth, 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.

Who Is It For

The course is ideal for those new to IT, or those who have worked with operating systems other than Linux and want to move into a career administering Linux systems. Aspiring cloud professionals will also benefit from understanding Linux administration as it serves as the basis of most cloud instances.
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What You’ll Learn

In this course you will learn how to administer, configure and upgrade Linux systems running one of the major Linux distribution families: Debian/Ubuntu and Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora, how to master the tools and concepts you’ll need to efficiently build and manage an enterprise Linux infrastructure, how to work with Git and perform essential collaborative tasks, how to use state-of-the-art system administration techniques in real-life scenarios via practical labs, and more.
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What It Prepares You For

The course, along with real-world experience and study, will provide the skills and knowledge also tested by the Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS) exam.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
Chapter 3. User Environment
Chapter 4. User Account Management
Chapter 5. Group Management
Chapter 6. File Permissions and Ownership
Chapter 7. Package Management Systems
Chapter 8. dpkg
Chapter 9. APT
Chapter 10. RPM
Chapter 11. dnf and yum
Chapter 12. zypper
Chapter 13. Git Fundamentals
Chapter 14. Processes
Chapter 15. Process Monitoring
Chapter 16. Memory Monitoring, Usage and Configuring Swap
Chapter 17. I/O Monitoring and Tuning
Chapter 18. Containers Overview
Chapter 19. Linux Filesystems and the VFS
Chapter 20. Disk Partitioning
Chapter 21. Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Usage, Mounting
Chapter 22. The Ext4 Filesystem
Chapter 23. Logical Volume Management (LVM)
Chapter 24. Kernel Services and Configuration
Chapter 25. Kernel Modules
Chapter 26. Devices and udev
Chapter 27. Network Addresses
Chapter 28. Network Devices and Configuration
Chapter 29. LDAP
Chapter 30. Firewalls
Chapter 31. System Init: systemd History and Customization
Chapter 32. Backup and Recovery Methods
Chapter 33. Linux Security Modules
Chapter 34. System Rescue

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Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of Linux, including installing Linux and using the command line is helpful, but not required. If you don’t have any Linux experience, we highly recommend the free Introduction to Linux course on edX.
Lab Info
Lab exercises in this course are designed to work either on native hardware, or using a virtual machine (VM), under a hypervisor, such as those in the KVM, VMWare, or Virtual Box families. Detailed instructions to set up your lab environment are provided in the course.
Reviews
Jun 2023
I liked the course as a whole. It made me dig deeper into Linux, and to comprehend how the system works.
May 2023
The video and images really help with understanding what commands do in real time, with examples.
Mar 2023
I like the structure and the content of the course.
Mar 2023
I enjoyed the fact that it was less video-based, and more text focused. The labs really helped me solidify the concepts.
Mar 2023
The lab exercises in each chapter were very good. I also liked the commands, how to use and work with them.