LFS311: Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking

2,995.00  excl. VAT

Course Code: LFS311

Duration: 4 days;

Delivery dates: TBA;

Instructor: TBA;

Certificate: Yes, upon completion;

Location: TBA.



The need for sysadmins with advanced administration and networking skills has never been greater, and competition for people with experience is fierce. Whether you’re looking for expert test prep for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification, need training to help transition to Linux from other platforms, or you’re just brushing up on these vital admin and networking skills, this course will teach you what you need to know. This course is excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) exam.


This course is designed for system administrators and IT professionals who need to gain a hands-on knowledge of Linux network configuration and services as well as related topics such as basic security and performance.

Course Description

This course will teach you everything you need to know to be an advanced systems administrator and to prepare for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification. You’ll learn:

  • How to design, deploy and maintain a network running under Linux.
  • How to administer the network services.
  • The skills to create and operate a network in any major Linux distribution.
  • How to securely configure the network interfaces.
  • How to deploy and configure file, web, email and name servers.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Laboratory Exercises
    • Distribution Details
    • Obtaining Class Solutions and Resources
    • Registration
  • Linux Networking Concepts and Review
    • OSI Model Introduction and Upper Layers
    • OSI Model Transport Layer
    • OSI Model Network Layer
    • OSI Model Lower Layers
    • Network Topology
    • Domain Name System
    • System Services
    • Managing System Services
  • Network Configuration
    • Runtime Network Configuration
    • Boot Time Network Configuration
    • Intro to OpenVPN
  • Network Troubleshooting and Monitoring
    • Network Troubleshooting
    • Client-Side Troubleshooting
    • Server-Side Troubleshooting
    • Network Monitoring
  • Remote Access
    • Remote Access History
    • Intro to Cryptography
    • Secure Remote Access
    • Remote Graphics
  • Domain Name Service
    • Overview Of DNS
    • BIND (named) Server
    • BIND Zone Configuration
  • HTTP Servers
    • Apache
    • Apache Configuration
    • Apache Virtual Hosts
    • Apache Security
  • Advanced HTTP Servers
    • Mod Rewrite
    • Mod Alias
    • Mod Status
    • Mod Include
    • Mod Perl
    • Performance Considerations
  • Email Servers
    • Email Overview
    • Postfix
    • Dovecot
  • File Sharing
    • FTP
    • vsftpd
    • rsync
    • SSH Based Protocols
    • Other Protocols
  • Advanced Networking
    • Routing
    • VLANs
    • DHCP
    • NTP
  • HTTP Caching
    • Overview
    • Squid Configuration
  • Network File Systems
    • NFS
    • SMB/CIFS
    • Other Network File Systems
  • Introduction to Network Security
    • Security Concepts
    • Security Practices
    • Security Tools
  • Firewalls
    • TCP Wrappers
    • netfilter Concepts
    • Iptables Command
    • Managing IPtables
    • Advanced Firewalls
  • Virtualization Overview
    • Virtualization History
    • libvirt
    • Docker Example
  • High Availability
    • Overview
    • DRDB
  • System log
    • Overview
  • Package Management
    • Installing from Source
    • Package Management
    • Packaging System Benefits
    • Main Package Management Systems
    • Role of Linux Distributions
    • Building RPM Packages
    • RPM Spec File Sections
    • RPM Spec File Example
    • Building Debian Packages
  • Evaluation Survey

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.