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This 4-day course is intended for delegates who want to learn how to administer, configure, and upgrade Linux systems running one of the three major Linux distribution families (Red Hat, SUSE, Debian/Ubuntu).
Focused on enterprise environments, it provides Linux system administrators with all the tools and concepts needed to efficiently build and manage a production Linux infrastructure. This course presents state-of-the-art techniques used in the industry and applies them in the context of practical labs.
This Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator course is fully accredited by Microsoft through the Microsoft Silver Partnership held by The Knowledge Academy.
After completing this course, delegates will be able to:
This course includes the following modules:
Module 1: Introduction
This module defines the organisation responsible for Linux and explains how it promotes, protects, and advances Linux.
Lab: Module 1 Labs
Module 2: Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
This module explains how the Linux Filesystem is organised and points out the key directories and their roles.
Lab: Module 2 Labs
Module 3: Processes
This module explains how to work with Linux processes. It begins with an overview of what processes are and how they work before proceeding to illustrate how to create, monitor, prioritise, and limit processes.
Lab: Module 3 Labs
Module 4: Package Management Systems
This module explains how to work with the major package management systems used in Linux distributions. Covers both RPM and DKPG as well as the use of version control systems such as git.
Lab: Module 4 Labs
Module 5: Package Installers
This module demonstrates how to use the major package installers, including yum, zipper, and APT. It also explains the role that package installers play in automating software management and dealing with dependencies.
Lab: Module 5 Labs
Module 6: System Monitoring
This module explains how to monitor your Linux system and use tools to test it and report any issues.
Lab: Module 6 Labs
Module 7: Linux Filesystems
This module explains how to work with Linux Filesystems, starting with the understanding that Linux treats everything as a file. It covers Virtual Filesystems (VFS), Filesystem Usage and Attributes, Major types (ext4, XFS, btrfs), and how to create, format, mount, swap, and repair Filesystems.
Lab: Module 7 Labs
Module 8: Partitioning and Formatting Disks
This module explains how to work with disks in Linux by naming, partitioning, and sizing them.
Lab: Module 8 Labs
Module 9: More on Linux Filesystems
This module expands on the previous one. It explains how to create, format, mount, and check filesystems.
Lab: Module 9 Labs
Module 10: Encrypting Disks
This module explains how to protect Filesystems and the data they contain from prying eyes.
Lab: Module 10 Labs
Module 11: LVM and RAID
This module explains how to work with RAID and Logical Volume Management (LVM).
Lab: Module 11 Labs
Module 12: Kernel Services and Configuration
This module explains how the Linux Kernel is configured, how the modules and utilities work, and the functions of sysctl, udev, and Device Management.
Lab: Module 12 Labs
Module 13: Virtualisation Overview
This module explains Virtualisation, gives a brief history of the concept, and shows how to create and install a virtual machine.
Lab: Module 13 Labs
Module 14: Containers Overview
This module explains the basics of containers, what application virtualisation is, and uses Docker as an example of container technology.
Lab: Module 14 Labs
Module 15: User and Group Account Management
This module explains how to work with users and groups in Linux. It also covers how to work with passwords, restricted shells, the root account, Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM), LDAP, and SSH.
Lab: Module 15 Labs
Module 16: Networking
This module explains how to conduct basic networking in Linux. It covers IP addresses, Hostnames, Network Interfaces, Routing, and Name Resolution.
Lab: Module 16 Labs
Module 17: Firewalls
This module explains how to work with firewalls in Linux. It covers both command line tools and GUI tools as well as firewalld. Zones and source management are discussed, as are service and port management.
Lab: Module 17 Labs
Module 18: System Startup and Shutdown
This module explains how to manage startup and shutdown processes in Linux.
Lab: Module 18 Labs
Module 19: Backup and Recovery Methods
This module explains how to backup data in Linux. It covers the tools that are used for backup and compression as well as for moving, copying, and restoring files.
Lab: Module 19 Labs
Module 20: Linux Security Modules
This module explains how the Linux kernel enhances security through the use of the Linux Security Modules framework, particularly with the deployment of SELinux.
Lab: Module 20 Labs
Module 21: Local System Security
This module explains how to secure systems against both internal and external threats. It covers how to identify risks and provides guidance on how to decide what protection is appropriate. Finally, it explains the basic types of security available (physical, filesystem, and security modules e.g. SELinux).
Lab: Module 21 Labs
Module 22: Basic Troubleshooting and System Rescue
This module explains how to conduct troubleshooting in Linux as well as likely sources of issues. It covers basic concepts in system rescue and recovery, and how to identify corrupted Filesystems.
Lab: Module 22 Labs
This course is intended for system administrators and users who already have at least some basic exposure to Linux or another UNIX-based operating system. Individuals looking to acquire practical knowledge in the field of system administration in enterprise environments will find this course very useful.
It should also be considered a necessary step for anyone considering more advanced classes in Microsoft’s System Administration curriculum track. The concepts covered in this course provide important building blocks for delegates wishing to attend more advanced Linux training classes.
Before attending this course, delegates should possess or be able to demonstrate:
The Knowledge Academy does not provide an examination for this course. Delegates will be given access to:
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