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Linux System Administration

Linux System Administration

Course ID: 55187B 4 Days
   

Linux System Administration

Overview

This four-day instructor-led course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and abilities to work as a professional Linux system administrator. The course covers how to administer, configure and upgrade Linux systems running one of the three major Linux distribution families: Red Hat, SUSE, Debian/Ubuntu, how to master the tools and concepts you’ll need to efficiently build and manage an enterprise Linux infrastructure. It also covers how to use state-of-the-art system administration techniques in real-life scenarios via practical labs.

This course prepares the user for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam, which is also a required component of the MCSA: Linux on Azure Certification.

Description

Audience

This course is intended for students with a basic knowledge of Linux and its most common utilities and text editors. For users with no prior experience we suggest the free ‘Introduction to Linux’ course available on edx.org.

Certifications

MCSA: Linux on Azure

Exam

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS)

Investment

Instructor-led / Virtual Instructor-led

Malaysia: MYR 3,000

PREREQUISITES

  • Knowledge of the basic components of Linux
  • Familiarity with text editors
  • Working knowledge of Bash scripting

OBJECTIVES

  • Perform essential Linux commands such as installation, searches and manipulating files.
  • Operate running Linux systems by managing the boot process, scheduling jobs, updating the system, monitoring system performance and managing security.
  • Manage users and groups by adding/deleting/modifying, configuring LDAP and PAM, modifying user processes and resources.
  • Ensure network performance via configuration, monitoring, tunnelling and routing of traffic.
  • Configure services such as DNS, shares, SSH and SELinux/AppArmor as well as servers for DHCP and HTTP.
  • Manage system storage by using partitions, logical volumes, phsyical volumes, ACLs, quotas and clustering.

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: System Startup and Shutdown

  • Understanding the Boot Sequence
  • The Grand Unified Boot Loader
  • GRUB Configuration Files
  • System Configuration Files in /etc
  • The init Process
  • SysVinit Startup
  • chkconfig and service
  • Upstart
  • systemd
  • Shutting down/Rebooting the System

Module 2: Linux Filetree System Layout

  • Data Distinctions
  • FHS Linux Standard Directory Tree
  • root (/) directory
  • /bin
  • /dev
  • /etc
  • /home
  • /lib and /lib64
  • /media
  • /mnt
  • /opt
  • /proc
  • /sys
  • /root
  • /sbin
  • /tmp
  • /usr
  • /var
  • /run

Module 3: Kernel Services and Configuration

  • Kernel Overview
  • Kernel Configuration
  • sysctl
  • Kernel Modules
  • Module Utilities
  • Module Configuration
  • udev and Device Management

Module 4: Partitioning and Formatting Disks

  • Common Disk Types
  • Disk Geometry
  • Partitioning
  • Naming Disk Devices
  • Sizing up partitions
  • Partition table editors

Module 5: Linux Filesystems

  • Some Notes About Filesystems
  • Virtual Filesystem (VFS)
  • Filesystem Concepts
  • Disk and Filesystem Usage
  • Extended Attributes
  • ext4
  • XFS
  • btrfs
  • Creating and formatting filesystems
  • Checking and Repairing Filesystems
  • Mounting filesystems
  • Swap
  • Filesystem Quotas

Module 6: RAID and LVM

  • RAID
  • RAID Levels
  • Software RAID Configuration
  • Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  • Volumes and Volume Groups
  • Working with Logical Volumes
  • Resizing Logical Volumes
  • LVM Snapshots

Module 7: Processes

  • Programs and Processes
  • Process States
  • Execution Modes
  • Daemons
  • Creating Processes
  • Process Limits
  • Process Monitoring
  • Signals
  • niceness
  • Libraries

Module 8: Package Management Systems

  • Software Packaging Concepts
  • RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)
  • DPKG (Debian Package)
  • Revision Control Systems

Module 9: Package Installers

  • Package Installers
  • yum
  • zypper
  • APT

Module 10: User and Group Account Management

  • User Accounts
  • Management
  • Passwords
  • Restricted Shells and Accounts
  • The root Account
  • Group Management
  • PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)
  • Authentication Process
  • Configuring PAM
  • LDAP Authentication
  • File Permissions and Ownership
  • SSH

Module 11: Backup and Recovery Methods

  • Backup Basics
  • cpio
  • tar
  • Compression: gzip, bzip2 and xz and Backups
  • dd
  • rsync
  • dump and restore
  • mt
  • Backup Programs

Module 12: Networking

  • IP Addresses
  • Hostnames
  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Routing
  • Name Resolution
  • Network Diagnostics

Module 13: Firewalls

  • Firewalls
  • Interfaces
  • firewalld
  • Zones
  • Source Management
  • Service and Port Management

Module 14: Local System Security

  • Local System Security
  • Creating a Security Policy
  • Updates and Security
  • Physical Security
  • Filesystem Security
  • Linux Security Modules

Module 15: Basic Troubleshoot and System Rescue

  • Troubleshooting Overview
  • Things to Check: Networking
  • Boot Process Failures
  • Filesystem Corruption and Recovery
  • Virtual Consoles
  • Rescue Media and Troubleshooting
  • System Rescue and Recovery

What’s Next

20532C Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
40442A Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
40441A Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
20413C Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
20414C Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
20246D Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud
20247D Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

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