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Linux System Administration

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Attendees of this course will learn how to install and administer a Linux system. Topics include system installation and configuration, startup and shutdown, adding/deleting users, installing peripheral devices, backing up and restoring system and user data, application package installation, security, and task scheduling.

6 levels - 90 training modules - 18 learning hours


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SINGLE USER: Linux System Administration (6 levels)
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1 YR ONLINE, e-Study Guides$479.00Add To Cart
CD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$479.00Add To Cart
MULTI USER: Linux System Administration (6 levels)
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For additional licensing options. pricing and information, call 877-752-3529

Course Instructor: William C. Holliker, Linux Expert

William Holliker is President of Open Systems Courseware which specializes in the development and delivery of leading edge technical training and courseware for Unix, Linux, Programming and Networking technologies. William has been a technical course developer and instructor for over 25 years. He has written three certificate training programs and two certification programs. In addition to his technical experience, William has delivered over 500 technical training courses throughout the world.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Linux System Administration
System Administration Overview
  • Duties of a System Administrator
  • Choosing a System Administrator
  • System Documentation
File System and Process Management
  • File System Management
  • Process Management
System Startup & Shutdown
  • System Startup
  • System Shutdown
  • Runlevels
  • The init Process
  • ”Shutdown Revisited”
  • Controlling Services
  • Controlling Processes
Lesson 2: Account Management & Printer Administration
User Account Management
  • Overview of User Accounts
  • Adding a User Account
  • Modifying Accounts
  • Deleting Accounts
Printer Administration
  • Print Spooling System
  • Printer Commands
  • The LPRng Print Spooler System
  • Configuring a Printer Using the LPRng Files
  • Managing a LPRng Printer from the Command Line
  • The CUPS Print Spooler System
  • Configuring a CUPS Printer
  • Managing a CUPS Printer Using the Command Line
  • Troubleshooting
Lesson 3: File System Maintenance & Commands
File System Maintenance
  • Types of File Systems on Linux
  • Mountable File Systems
  • Creating a File System
  • File System Maintenance
  • Disk Quotas
  • Managing Extended Attributes
The cron and at Facilities
  • The cron Command
  • The at Command
Lesson 4: File Maintenance & Administration
File Backup and Restore
  • I/O Subsystem
  • Device Types
  • Backup Strategies
  • Backup Commands
  • Compression Programs
Software Maintenance
  • Installing Software Packages
  • Red Hat Package Management (RPM) System
  • Debian Packages
  • Downloading & Installing Software from the Internet
X Administration
  • Installing/Upgrading XFree86
  • Obtaining Window Manager
  • Installing Enlightenment
Lesson 5: Kernal and Hardware Management
Kernal and Module Management
  • Linux Kernal
  • Obtaining the Kernal
  • Installing from Source
  • Upgrading Kernal Binaries
  • Loadable Modules
Date and Time Management
  • Time Components
  • Displaying the Date and Time
  • Setting and Showing Hardware Clock Time
Managing Hardware
  • Identifying Hardware Devices
  • Configuring System Hardware
  • Installing a Modem
  • Radius Servers
  • Managing Mobile Hardware Devices
  • Adding IDE Hard Drives
  • Managing SCSI Devices
Lesson 6: Security, Support, and Recovery
Linux System Security Lists
  • Security and Documentation Resources
  • Why is a System Hacked
  • System Security Overview
  • Securing the System
Linux Documentation and Support
  • Types of Documentation
  • Manual Pages
  • Documenting System Changes
Troubleshooting and Recovery
  • Troubleshooting Process
  • Booting Issues
  • Rescue Mode
  • Hardware Issues
  • Login Issues
  • Corrupted Shared Libraries
  • File System Issues
  • Examining System Resources