Linux System Administration
This hands on Linux administration course teaches students how to install, configure and maintain a Linux system in a networked environment. Students will not only learn to perform basic administrative tasks such as adding and managing users, creating and maintaining file systems, developing and implementing a security policy, and performing software installation and package management, but will also learn to perform Linux network-related tasks, including installing and supporting SSH, NFS, Samba, DNS, DHCP, and the Apache Web server. Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency.
The course includes comprehensive hands on practice installing and configuring a CentOS 6 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 system, although much of the course content also applies to SuSE, Ubuntu, Oracle and other Linux implementations. Labs include adding and deleting users, backing up and restoring the system, adding/deleting software, automating the scheduling of tasks, creating file systems, managing remote access, and installing and tuning Samba and Apache, as well as working with modern system logging utilities such as rsyslog. Class participants will also discuss common security issues, and be introduced to several tools, such as PAM modules, that can help secure the operating environment. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to competently maintain a Linux system in a networked business environment.