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Administering Linux Systems Course Outline

The Administering Linux Systems training course covers a range of topics, to provide each delegate with a broad understanding of using Linux Systems. This course will cover the following topics:

Installing Linux

  • Installation Methods
  • Installing Linux using Virtual Consoles
  • Installation through a remote system using VNC
  • Installation Using boot time options

Devices under Linux

  • Device Files
  • Inspecting hardware under /proc directory
  • Use of hwinfo command
  • Isusb commands
  • Detecting new or existing devices

Account Management

  • Files required for creating users/groups
  • Adding, changing, and deleting users/groups
  • Password Admin
  • ulimit command
  • The sudo command

Filesystem Configuration

  • Native Linux Filesystems ext2, ext3, ext4, xfs, resierfs, and btrfs
  • Disk partitioning
  • Filesystem Journals
  • Filesystem Admin & Maintenance
  • Managing disk quotas


  • Creation and monitoring of swap space

Package Management

  • Redhat Package Management (RPM) System
  • The SUZE zypper package manager
  • Installing, updating, and removing software
  • Querying & verifying packages

System Startup/Shutdown

  • Procedure for system startup
  • Managing services
  • Modifying system settings in /etc/sysconfig
  • Shutdown commands

Printer Management

  • CUPS printing system
  • Administering CUPS using web browser interface
  • Managing Print Queues

Monitoring Process and Scheduling

  • Monitoring system processes
  • Process management
  • Scheduling jobs using ‘at’ & ‘crontab’

System Security

  • The Secure Shell: OpenSSH
  • Encryption and Authentication under SSH
  • GPG Tools
  • Digital signature management

Connecting Linux to the Network

  • IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
  • Network Protocols
  • Basic network configuration
  • Network devices management
  • Altering media speed
  • Routing management

Internet Services

  • Handling network service requests with xinetd
  • Enabling and configuring access to services
  • Configuration of TCP/IP wrappers for security

Backup & Restore

  • Tape devices
  • Backing & restoring with tar command
  • Controlling tapes (mt)
  • Backing & restoring with cpio command
  • Backing up raw data with dd
  • File compressing and archiving

Troubleshooting Linux

  • Check list for troubleshooting
  • Manual booting into single user mode
  • Automated booting into single user mode
  • Rescue environment utilities & operation

System Logging

  • rsyslog Configuration
  • The /etc/rsyslog.conf Configuration File
  • Editing the rsyslog.conf File
  • Using logrotate to manage logs

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Who should attend this Linux Training Course?

The course is aimed at anybody interested in enhancing their knowledge of the administration of Linux, including administrators, developers, and analysts. It will also suit Unix administrators who wish to convert their skills over to Linux.


There are no formal prerequisites, however, delegates will strive if they possess a basic knowledge of the Linux operating system and Linux Shell Programming. 

Administering Linux Systems Course Overview

Our three-day Linux course provides a thorough understanding of key Linux administration activities, encompassing both the system hardware and kernel, as well as a number of front-end tools. The course will cover steps for every major distribution of Linux including SUSE, Debian, and Ubuntu, including similarities and differences between the platforms. 

Our Administering Linux Systems training course will provide delegates with the ability to conduct necessary administration, security, and performance exercises on a Linux system. Delegates will become familiar with setting up Linux, updating Linux, controlling account data, software package management, and carrying out backups. As well as this, delegates will explore device data, connecting to the network, and producing solutions to boot problems.

By the end of this training course, delegates will possess a technical understanding of what it takes to manage Linux. During the course, they will investigate the configuration of security, administration, and network concepts in a hands-on manner, which will further embed their acquired knowledge.

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What's included in this Linux Training Course?

Included in this Administering Linux Systems Outline course:

  • The Knowledge Academy Administering Linux Systems Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Refreshments

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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Frequently asked questions


There are no prerequisites for the course, but basic knowledge of IP and networking or voice networks is suggested.
No, no exam is necessary.
Your instructor will be an experienced technology instructor who is fully familiar with Linux and system administration tasks.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45 am.
The price for Administering Linux Systems certification in the United States starts from $3195
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Administering Linux Systems.
Please see our Linux Training courses available in the United States

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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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