LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION

Linux Training Overview

Learn and practice essential Linux system administration tasks. This course is not specific to a particular Linux distribution and presents information about using Linux in a commercial environment.

Linux Training Audience

System Administrators who want to gain practical, hands-on Linux administration training.

Linux Training Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Linux. Installation, configuration, and some system administration experience recommended.

Linux Training Course duration

4 Days

Linux Training Course outline

Overview of System Administration

  • A Brief History of UNIX
  • Linux
  • Linux Distributions
  • Online Documentation - The man Pages
  • Online Documentation - The info Pages
  • User Administration
  • What is a "user" in Linux?
  • The /etc/passwd File
  • Passwords
  • The /etc/shadow File
  • Groups
  • The /etc/group File
  • Adding Users
  • Deleting Users
  • Modifying User Attributes
  • The Login Process
  • /etc/profile and .profile
  • The su Command
  • File Systems and Files
  • Files and Inodes
  • Files
  • Directories
  • Symbolic Links
  • Named Pipes and Sockets
  • Device Files
  • Character and Block Devices
  • A File System Tour
  • The find Command
  • Advanced File System Concepts
  • File System Concepts
  • Traditional UNIX File Systems
  • UNIX File System Advances
  • The Virtual File System
  • ext2 File System Design
  • The Superblock
  • Extended File Attributes
  • Recovery and Journaling
  • Third-Generation File Systems
  • The df Command
  • The du Command
  • Disk Management
  • Partitions and File Systems
  • Making a File System
  • The fdisk Command
  • The mkfs Command
  • The mount Command
  • The fstab File
  • The fsck Command
  • Archiving Files
  • Backup Strategies
  • Archiving Tools
  • The tar Command
  • The cpio Command
  • The dump Command
  • The zip Utility
  • The dd Utility
  • Compressing Files
  • Backup Strategies
  • Linux Processes
  • Overview of Processes
  • Process Space
  • The fork/exec Mechanism
  • Process Table
  • The ps Command
  • The /proc File System
  • Background Processes
  • The kill Command
  • Job Scheduling
  • Scheduling Jobs
  • The crond and atd Daemons
  • The at Command
  • The crontab Command
  • Format of cron Files
  • System crontab Files
  • System Startup and Shutdown
  • Overview of the Bootup Sequence
  • LILO
  • GRUB
  • Kernel Startup
  • The init Daemon
  • /etc/inittab
  • The init Command
  • The rc Scripts
  • The chkconfig Command
  • Single-User Mode
  • The shutdown Command
  • Communicating with Users: The wall Command
  • Performance Monitoring and Tuning
  • Swapping and Paging
  • Managing Swap Space
  • Managing Kernel Resources
  • The vmstat Command
  • The top Command
  • The strace Command
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • IP Addresses and Netmasks
  • Name Resolution
  • The /etc/hosts File
  • DNS Configuration
  • DNS Tools
  • Default Route
  • Configuring TCP/IP
  • Network Interfaces
  • The ifconfig Command
  • Network Scripts
  • The route Command
  • The netstat Command
  • The traceroute Command
  • Ping
  • Using Telnet
  • Network Services
  • TCP/IP and Ports
  • The /etc/services File
  • The xinetd Daemon
  • The /etc/xinetd.conf File
  • Host-Based Access Control
  • Server Configuration and Management
  • The Apache Web Server
  • Traditional Linux Printing
  • CUPS - The Common UNIX Printing System
  • webmin - Remote System Administration
  • Managing FTP
  • Internet Mail Service
  • Managing Domain Name Service
  • Sharing Filesystems
  • File and Print Sharing
  • Sharing Filesystems with NFS
  • NFS Mounts
  • Samba Server Overview
  • The smb.conf File
  • The smbclient Utility
  • Mounting smb Shares
  • Linux System Security
  • Security Overview
  • Security Basics
  • PAM - Pluggable Authentication Modules
  • Configuring PAM
  • The Linux Firewall
  • Configuring the Firewall with iptables
  • Secure networking with ssh
  • System Logs
  • Security Resources
  • Package Management
  • Software Installation and Management
  • The rpm Command
  • Installing and Upgrading Software with rpm
  • Removing Packages
  • The rpm Database
  • Building Software from Source
  • Appendix A - Linux Installation Appendix B - The lpd Printing System
  • Printing Overview
  • Adding a Printer
  • The lpd Daemon
  • The /etc/printcap File
  • The lpr, lpq, and lprm Commands
  • The lpc Command
  • Network Printers
  • Interfaces and Filters

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