Linux System Administration (LFS301)

Linux system administration is one of the most in-demand skills in IT. Whether you’re looking for expert prep for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administration certification, need training to help start a new Linux IT career, transition to Linux from another platform, or you’re just brushing up on your sysadmin skills, this course will teach you what you need to know.

This course is excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administration (LFCS) exam.

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Course Overview

This course gives you the skills and information you need to pass the LFCS exam and work as a professional Linux system administrator.

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In this course 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.
  • How to master the tools and concepts you’ll need to efficiently build and manage an enterprise Linux infrastructure.
  • How to use state-of-the-art system administration techniques in real-life scenarios via practical labs.
  • And more.

Course Outline

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  1. Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Linux Foundation Certifications
    • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
    • E-Learning Course: LFS201
    • Distribution Details
    • Labs
  2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
    • Data Distinctions
    • FHS Linux Standard Directory Tree
    • root (/) directory
    • /bin
    • /boot
    • /dev
    • /etc
    • /home
    • /lib and /lib64
    • /media
    • /mnt
    • /opt
    • /proc
    • /sys
    • /root
    • /sbin
    • /srv
    • /tmp
    • /usr
    • /var
    • /run
    • Labs
  3. processes
    • Programs and Processes
    • Process Limits
    • Creating Processes
    • Process States
    • Execution Modes
    • Daemons
    • niceness
    • Libraries
    • Signals
    • Labs
  4. Package Management Systems
    • Software Packaging Concepts
    • RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)
    • DPKG (Debian Package)
    • Revision Control Systems
    • Labs
  5. Package Installers
    • Package Installers
    • yum
    • zypper
    • APT
    • Labs
  6. System Monitoring
    • System Monitoring
    • Process Monitoring
    • Memory Monitoring and Tuning
    • Network Monitoring
    • I/O Monitoring
    • I/O Scheduling **
    • System Log Files
    • sar **
    • Labs
  7. Linux Filesystems
    • Filesystem Basics
    • Virtual Filesystem (VFS)
    • Available Filesystems
    • Filesystem Concepts
    • Disk and Filesystem Usage
    • Extended Attributes
    • ext4
    • XFS **
    • btrfs **
    • Labs
  8. Partitioning and Formatting Disks
    • Common Disk Types
    • Disk Geometry
    • Partitioning
    • Naming Disk Devices
    • Sizing up partitions
    • Partition table editors
    • Labs
  9. More on Linux Filesystems
    • Creating and formatting filesystems
    • Checking and Repairing Filesystems
    • Mounting filesystems
    • automount
    • Swap
    • Filesystem Quotas **
    • Labs
  10. Encrypting Disks
    • Filesystem Encryption
    • LUKS
    • Using an Encrypted Partition
    • Labs
  11. LVM and RAID
    • Logical Volume Management (LVM)
    • Volumes and Volume Groups
    • Working with Logical Volumes
    • Resizing Logical Volumes
    • LVM Snapshots **
    • RAID **
    • RAID Levels **
    • Software RAID Configuration **
    • Labs
  12. Kernel Services and Configuration
    • Kernel Overview
    • Kernel Configuration
    • sysctl
    • Kernel Modules
    • Module Utilities
    • Module Configuration
    • udev and Device Management
    • Labs
  13. Virtualization Overview
    • Introduction to Virtualization
    • Emulation
    • Hypervisors
    • libvirt
    • QEMU
    • KVM
    • Labs
  14. Containers Overview
    • Containers
    • Docker
    • Docker Commands
    • Labs
  15. User and Group Account Management
    • User Accounts
    • Management
    • Passwords
    • Restricted Shells and Accounts **
    • The root Account
    • Group Management
    • SSH
    • PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)
    • Authentication Process
    • Configuring PAM
    • LDAP Authentication **
    • File Permissions and Ownership
    • Labs
  16. Networking
    • IP Addresses
    • Hostnames
    • Network Devices
    • ip and ifconfig
    • Network Configuration Files
    • Network Manager
    • Routing
    • DNS and Hostname Resolution
    • Network Diagnostics
    • Labs
  17. Firewalls
    • Firewalls
    • Interfaces
    • firewalld
    • Zones
    • Source Management
    • Service and Port Management
    • Labs
  18. System Startup and Shutdown
    • Understanding the Boot Sequence
    • System Configuration Files in /etc
    • Shutting down/Rebooting the System
    • The Grand Unified Boot Loader
    • GRUB Configuration Files
    • The init Process
    • systemd
    • SysVinit Startup **
    • chkconfig and service **
    • Upstart **
    • Labs
  19. Backup and Recovery Methods
    • Backup Basics
    • cpio **
    • tar
    • Compression: gzip, bzip2 and xz and Backups
    • dd
    • rsync
    • dump and restore **
    • mt **
    • Backup Programs **
    • Labs
  20. Linux Security Modules
    • Linux Security Modules
    • SELinux
    • AppArmor
    • Labs
  21. Local System Security
    • Local System Security
    • Creating a Security Policy
    • Updates and Security
    • Physical Security
    • Filesystem Security
    • Labs
  22. Basic Troubleshooting and System Rescue
    • Troubleshooting Overview
    • Things to Check: Networking
    • Boot Process Failures
    • Filesystem Corruption and Recovery
    • Virtual Consoles
    • Rescue Media and Troubleshooting
    • System Rescue and Recovery
    • Labs

Schedule

Instructor-Led
9/24/2018 - 9/27/2018
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10/29/2018 - 11/1/2018
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12/3/2018 - 12/6/2018
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Prerequisites

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and abilities to work as a professional Linux system administrator. Students should have basic knowledge of Linux and its most common utilities and text editors.

At a Glance

Delivery Method

Live Online (Virtual)

Delivery Method

Live (Classroom)

Includes

  • 32 hours of Instructor-led class time
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Resources & Course Manual
  • 12 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Registration for LFCS exam
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Free Chromebook

Experience Level

   Beginner

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