LINUX COMMAND LINE SKILLS – GTU190

Course Description

This Linux systems administration course focuses on command line tools.

Supported Distributions:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Red Hat® is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. and its use by GuruTeam Ltd., Ireland does not imply association or sponsorship by Red Hat, Inc.

 

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Duration

3 days

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Target Audience

IT Professionals

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Course Prerequisites

Prior experience with the Linux command line is preferred but not required.

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Suggested Follow on Courses

There are numerous follow-on course options, why not contact us to discuss your training objectives.

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Course Content

1. Accessing the Command Line

  1. Logging In
  2. Secure Shell
  3. ssh and sshd Configuration
  4. Accessing Remote Shells
  5. Transferring Files
  6. Alternative sftp Clients
  7. Switching User Contexts
  8. sudo
  9. Gathering Login Session Info

Lab Tasks

  1. Login and Discovery
  2. Switching Users With su
  3. Introduction to ssh and scp

 

2. Managing Files from the Command Line

  1. Filesystem Support
  2. Unix/Linux Filesystem Features
  3. Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
  4. Navigating the Filesystem
  5. Displaying Directory Contents
  6. Filesystem Structures
  7. Determining Disk Usage With df and du
  8. File Ownership
  9. Default Group Ownership
  10. Directory Manipulation
  11. File Manipulation
  12. Deleting and Creating Files
  13. File Extensions and Content
  14. Displaying Files
  15. Previewing Files

Lab Tasks

  1. Navigating Directories and Listing Files
  2. Disk and Filesystem Usage
  3. Manipulating Files and Directories

 

3. Get Help in a Textual Environment

  1. Gathering Login Session Info
  2. Gathering System Info
  3. Help from Commands and Documentation
  4. Getting Help with man & info

Lab Tasks

  1. Help with Commands

 

4. Intermediate Command Line Tools

  1. Filesystem Links
  2. Archives with tar
  3. Archives with cpio
  4. The gzip Compression Utility
  5. The bzip2 Compression Utility
  6. The XZ Compression Utility
  7. The PKZIP Archiving/Compression format
  8. Text Editing
  9. vi and Vim
  10. Learning vi
  11. Basic vi
  12. Intermediate vi

Lab Tasks

  1. Archiving and Compression
  2. Text Editing with Vim

 

5. Regular Expressions, Pipelines, and I/O Redirection

  1. Searching Inside Files
  2. The Streaming Editor
  3. Regular Expression Overview
  4. Regular Expressions
  5. RE Quantifiers
  6. RE Parenthesis
  7. Communication Channels
  8. File Redirection
  9. Piping Commands Together

Lab Tasks

  1. Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions
  2. Extended Regular Expressions
  3. Using Regular Expressions With sed
  4. Text Processing

 

6. Managing User Accounts

  1. User and Group Concepts
  2. User Administration
  3. Modifying Accounts
  4. Group Administration
  5. Password Aging

Lab Tasks

  1. User and Group Administration

 

7. Secure Linux File Access

  1. File Ownership
  2. File and Directory Permissions
  3. SUID and SGID on files
  4. SGID and Sticky Bit on Directories
  5. Changing File Permissions

Lab Tasks

  1. File and Directory Ownership and Permissions

 

8. Managing Processes

  1. Automating Tasks
  2. at/batch
  3. cron
  4. The crontab Command
  5. crontab Format
  6. /etc/cron.*/ Directories
  7. Anacron
  8. Viewing Processes
  9. Managing Processes
  10. Tuning Process Scheduling

Lab Tasks

  1. Creating and Managing User Cron Jobs
  2. Adding System cron Jobs

 

9. Installing and Managing Software

  1. Managing Software
  2. RPM Features
  3. RPM Architecture
  4. RPM Package Files
  5. Working With RPMs
  6. Querying and Verifying with RPM
  7. Updating the Kernel RPM
  8. Managing Software Dependencies
  9. Using the YUM command
  10. YUM package groups
  11. Configuring YUM
  12. Yum Plugins
  13. YUM Repositories

Lab Tasks

  1. Managing Software with RPM
  2. Managing YUM Repositories
  3. Using YUM
  4. Creating a Custom RPM Repository

 

10. Managing Installed Services

  1. Booting Linux on PCs
  2. /sbin/init
  3. /etc/inittab
  4. /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
  5. Runlevel Implementation
  6. System Configuration Files
  7. Managing Daemons
  8. Controlling Service Startup
  9. Shutdown and Reboot

Lab Tasks

  1. Managing Services With chkconfig
  2. Boot Process
  3. Troubleshooting Practice: Boot Process

 

11. Installing Linux Graphically

  1. Anaconda: An Overview
  2. Anaconda: Booting the System
  3. Anaconda: Common Boot Options
  4. Anaconda: Loading Anaconda and Packages
  5. Anaconda: Storage Options
  6. Anaconda: Troubleshooting
  7. FirstBoot
  8. A Typical Install

Lab Tasks

  1. Linux Installation

 

12. Manage Virtual Machines

  1. Introducing libvirt
  2. libvirt: Basic Concepts
  3. libvirt: Storage Architecture
  4. libvirt: Network Architecture
  5. libvirt: Graphical Tools
  6. libvirt: Command Line Tools
  7. virsh: Basics
  8. virsh: Common Tasks
  9. virt-install
  10. libguestfs and guestfish

Lab Tasks

1. Installing a Virtual Machine

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