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logo lftcert sysadmin Linux system administration is one of the most in-demand skills in IT. Whether you're looking for expert test 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.

Audience

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.

Course Materials

Registration includes a printed course manual, a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam attempt, and access to LFS201 Essentials of System Administration.

 

Course Outline

Linux System Administration

  1. Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Laboratory Exercises
    • Distribution Details
    • Obtaining Class Solutions and Resources
    • Registration
  2. System Startup and Shutdown
    • Understanding the Boot Sequence
    • The Grand Unified Boot Loader
    • GRUB Configuration Files
    • System Configuration Files in /etc
    • The init Process
    • SysVinit Startup
    • chkconfig and service
    • Upstart
    • systemd
    • Shutting down/Rebooting the System
  3. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
    • Data Distinctions
    • FHS Linux Standard Directory Tree
    • root (/) directory
    • /bin
    • /dev
    • /etc
    • /home
    • /lib and /lib64
    • /media
    • /mnt
    • /opt
    • /proc
    • /sys
    • /root
    • /sbin
    • /tmp
    • /usr
    • /var
    • /run
  4. Kernel Services and Configuration
    • Kernel Overview
    • Kernel Configuration
    • sysctl
    • Kernel Modules
    • Module Utilities
    • Module Configuration
    • udev and Device Management
  5. Partitioning and Formatting Disks
    • Common Disk Types
    • Disk Geometry
    • Partitioning
    • Naming Disk Devices
    • Sizing up partitions
    • Partition table editors
  6. Linux Filesystems
    • Some Notes About Filesystems
    • Virtual Filesystem (VFS)
    • Filesystem Concepts
    • Disk and Filesystem Usage
    • Extended Attributes
    • ext4
    • XFS
    • btrfs
    • Creating and formatting filesystems
    • Checking and Repairing Filesystems
    • Mounting filesystems
    • Swap
    • Filesystem Quotas
  7. RAID and LVM
    • RAID
    • RAID Levels
    • Software RAID Configuration
    • Logical Volume Management (LVM)
    • Volumes and Volume Groups
    • Working with Logical Volumes
    • Resizing Logical Volumes
    • LVM Snapshots
  8. processes
    • Programs and Processes
    • Process States
    • Execution Modes
    • Daemons
    • Creating Processes
    • Process Limits
    • Process Monitoring
    • Signals
    • niceness
    • Libraries
  9. Package Management Systems
    • Software Packaging Concepts
    • RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)
    • DPKG (Debian Package)
    • Revision Control Systems
  10. Package Installers
    • Package Installers
    • yum
    • zypper
    • APT
  11. User and Group Account Management
    • User Accounts
    • Management
    • Passwords
    • Restricted Shells and Accounts
    • The root Account
    • Group Management
    • PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)
    • Authentication Process
    • Configuring PAM
    • LDAP Authentication
    • File Permissions and Ownership
    • SSH
  12. Backup and Recovery Methods
    • Backup Basics
    • cpio
    • tar
    • Compression: gzip, bzip2 and xz and Backups
    • dd
    • rsync
    • dump and restore
    • mt
    • Backup Programs
  13. Networking
    • IP Addresses
    • Hostnames
    • Configuring Network Interfaces
    • Routing
    • Name Resolution
    • Network Diagnostics
  14. Firewalls
    • Firewalls
    • Interfaces
    • firewalld
    • Zones
    • Source Management
    • Service and Port Management
  15. Local System Security
    • Local System Security
    • Creating a Security Policy
    • Updates and Security
    • Physical Security
    • Filesystem Security
    • Linux Security Modules
  16. 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
  17. Evaluation Survey