Linux System Administration
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Students Will Learn:
- Installing a Linux operating system and configuring peripherals
- Performing and modifying startup and shutdown processes
- Setting up and maintaining basic networking
- Populating the system with users and groups
- Setting specific file permissions on directories and regular files
- Performing maintenance on file systems
- Managing running processes
- Automating daily tasks
- Performing backups and restoration of files
- Troubleshooting system problems
- Analyzing and taking measures to increase system performance
- Working with the X Windows interface
- Configuring networked file systems
- Deploying a working Web server configuration
- Sharing files with a Windows SMB protocol
- Configuring DHCP services
- Configuring DNS services
- Implementing security measures
Course Description: This hands on Linux administration course teaches students how to install, configure and maintain a Linux system in a networked environment. Students will not only learn to perform basic administrative tasks such as adding and managing users, creating and maintaining file systems, developing and implementing a security policy, and performing software installation and package management, but will also learn to perform Linux network-related tasks, including installing and supporting SSH, NFS, Samba, DNS, DHCP, and the Apache Web server. Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency.
The course includes comprehensive hands on practice installing and configuring a CentOS 6 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 system, although much of the course content also applies to SuSE, Ubuntu, Oracle and other Linux implementations. Labs include adding and deleting users, backing up and restoring the system, adding/deleting software, automating the scheduling of tasks, creating file systems, managing remote access, and installing and tuning Samba and Apache, as well as working with modern system logging utilities such as rsyslog. Class participants will also discuss common security issues, and be introduced to several tools, such as PAM modules, that can help secure the operating environment. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to competently maintain a Linux system in a networked business environment.
Course Prerequisites: Experience with common UNIX/Linux user-level commands, such as for moving, copying and editing files. Attendance at HOTT's UNIX/Linux Fundamentals course provides a solid foundation.
Linux System Administration Course Overview:
|System Administration Overview
||Installation and Configuration
|Booting and Shutting Down Linux
||Managing Software and Devices
|X Window System Administration
||Managing Users and Groups
|The Linux File System
||Linux File Security
|Working with the Linux Kernel
||Shell and Perl Scripting
|Troubleshooting the System
|The Apache Web Server
|| DHCP and DNS
|Introduction to System Security
||The Samba File Sharing Facility
|Networked File Systems (NFS)
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