LFS301: Linux System Administration

2,995.00  excl. VAT

Course Code: LFS301

Duration: 4 days;

Delivery dates: TBA;

Instructor: TBA;

Certificate: Yes, upon completion;

Location: TBA.

Description

About

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.

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

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

Authorized printed training materials from The Linux Foundation. As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be course manual will be provided. If you are attending in person the material will be available onsite on the day the class begins.

Course Description

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

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

  • Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Linux Foundation Certifications
    • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
    • E-Learning Course: LFS201
    • Distribution Details
    • Labs
  • 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
  • processes
    • Programs and Processes
    • Process Limits
    • Creating Processes
    • Process States
    • Execution Modes
    • Daemons
    • niceness
    • Libraries
    • Signals
    • Labs
  • Package Management Systems
    • Software Packaging Concepts
    • RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)
    • DPKG (Debian Package)
    • Revision Control Systems
    • Labs
  • Package Installers
    • Package Installers
    • yum
    • zypper
    • APT
    • Labs
  • System Monitoring
    • System Monitoring
    • Process Monitoring
    • Memory Monitoring and Tuning
    • Network Monitoring
    • I/O Monitoring
    • I/O Scheduling **
    • System Log Files
    • sar **
    • Labs
  • Linux Filesystems
    • Filesystem Basics
    • Virtual Filesystem (VFS)
    • Available Filesystems
    • Filesystem Concepts
    • Disk and Filesystem Usage
    • Extended Attributes
    • ext4
    • XFS **
    • btrfs **
    • Labs
  • Partitioning and Formatting Disks
    • Common Disk Types
    • Disk Geometry
    • Partitioning
    • Naming Disk Devices
    • Sizing up partitions
    • Partition table editors
    • Labs
  • More on Linux Filesystems
    • Creating and formatting filesystems
    • Checking and Repairing Filesystems
    • Mounting filesystems
    • automount
    • Swap
    • Filesystem Quotas **
    • Labs
  • Encrypting Disks
    • Filesystem Encryption
    • LUKS
    • Using an Encrypted Partition
    • Labs
  • 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
  • Kernel Services and Configuration
    • Kernel Overview
    • Kernel Configuration
    • sysctl
    • Kernel Modules
    • Module Utilities
    • Module Configuration
    • udev and Device Management
    • Labs
  • Virtualization Overview
    • Introduction to Virtualization
    • Emulation
    • Hypervisors
    • libvirt
    • QEMU
    • KVM
    • Labs
  • Containers Overview
    • Containers
    • Docker
    • Docker Commands
    • Labs
  • 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
  • Networking
    • IP Addresses
    • Hostnames
    • Network Devices
    • ip and ifconfig
    • Network Configuration Files
    • Network Manager
    • Routing
    • DNS and Hostname Resolution
    • Network Diagnostics
    • Labs
  • Firewalls
    • Firewalls
    • Interfaces
    • firewalld
    • Zones
    • Source Management
    • Service and Port Management
    • Labs
  • 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
  • Backup and Recovery Methods
    • Backup Basics
    • cpio **
    • tar
    • Compression: gzip, bzip2 and xz and Backups
    • dd
    • rsync
    • dump and restore **
    • mt **
    • Backup Programs **
    • Labs
  • Linux Security Modules
    • Linux Security Modules
    • SELinux
    • AppArmor
    • Labs
  • Local System Security
    • Local System Security
    • Creating a Security Policy
    • Updates and Security
    • Physical Security
    • Filesystem Security
    • Labs
  • 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

Why train with The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the go-to source for training on virtually every aspect of Linux and many other open source technologies. Here are a few things that make The Linux Foundation the right choice for training:

  1. The Linux Foundation is the non-profit organization that hosts Linux and many other open source projects, employs Linux creator Linus Torvalds and hosts kernel.org (where all Linux kernel updates are released).
  2. Being so close to the kernel The Linux Foundation is constantly updating training to ensure that the most up-to-date information is being thought. Linux Foundation Training is unique in that all our training courses are designed to work on all major Linux distributions (including RedHat, Ubuntu and SUSE).
  3. The Linux Foundation does not sell any software or support services so there’s no hidden sales agenda in the training material. The only goal is to help students learn the material.
  4. When you train with The Linux Foundation, you’re learning from instructors who are comfortable across all major Linux distributions and can answer student questions regardless of the distribution you’re using for the class. You are truly learning from the experts.