Linux System Administration (CERTIFICATION) – GTLFCS

CERTIFICATION

This course is excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administration (LFCS) exam.

 

Course Description

This course gives you all the skills and information you need to pass the LFCS exam and work as a professional Linux system administrator.

In this course you’ll learn:

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.

How to use state-of-the-art system administration techniques in real-life scenarios via practical labs.

And more.

Target Audience

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and abilities to work as a professional Linux system administrator. Students should have basic knowledge of Linux and its most common utilities and text editors.

 

Course Pre-Requisites

Students should have basic knowledge of Linux and its most common utilities and text editors. These skills can be acquired by attending our:

 

Suggested Follow-on Courses

To progress your Linux Foundation Certification, you can take the LFCE – Linux Foundation Certified Engineer exam preparation course:

Course Content Summary

Linux System Administration

  1. Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
    • Distribution Details
    • Labs
  2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
    • Data Distinctions
    • FHS Linux Standard Directory Tree
    • root (/) directory
    • /bin
    • /boot
    • /dev
    • /etc
    • /home
    • /lib and /lib64
    • /media
    • /mnt
    • /opt
    • /proc
    • /sys
    • /root
    • /sbin
    • /srv
    • /tmp
    • /usr
    • /var
    • /run
    • Labs
  3. processes
    • Programs and Processes
    • Process States
    • Execution Modes
    • Daemons
    • Creating Processes
    • Process Limits
    • Process Monitoring
    • Signals
    • niceness
    • Libraries
    • Labs
  4. Package Management Systems
    • Software Packaging Concepts
    • RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)
    • DPKG (Debian Package)
    • Revision Control Systems
    • Labs
  5. Package Installers
    • Package Installers
    • yum
    • zypper
    • APT
    • Labs
  6. Partitioning and Formatting Disks
    • Common Disk Types
    • Disk Geometry
    • Partitioning
    • Naming Disk Devices
    • Sizing up partitions
    • Partition table editors
    • Labs
  7. Linux Filesystems
    • Filesystem Basics
    • Available 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
    • Labs
  8. 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
    • Labs
  9. Kernel Services and Configuration
    • Kernel Overview
    • Kernel Configuration
    • sysctl
    • Kernel Modules
    • Module Utilities
    • Module Configuration
    • udev and Device Management
    • Labs
  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
    • Labs
  11. Networking
    • IP Addresses
    • Hostnames
    • Network Devices
    • ip and ifconfig
    • Network Configuration Files
    • Network Manager
    • Routing
    • DNS and Hostname Resolution
    • Network Diagnostics
    • Labs
  12. Firewalls
    • Firewalls
    • Interfaces
    • firewalld
    • Zones
    • Source Management
    • Service and Port Management
    • Labs
  13. System Startup and Shutdown
    • Understanding the Boot Sequence
    • The Grand Unified Boot Loader
    • GRUB Configuration Files
    • System Configuration Files in /etc
    • The init Process
    • systemd
    • SysVinit Startup
    • chkconfig and service
    • Upstart
    • Shutting down/Rebooting the System
    • Labs
  14. Backup and Recovery Methods
    • Backup Basics
    • cpio
    • tar
    • Compression: gzip, bzip2 and xz and Backups
    • dd
    • rsync
    • dump and restore **
    • mt **
    • Backup Programs
    • Labs
  15. Local System Security
    • Local System Security
    • Creating a Security Policy
    • Updates and Security
    • Physical Security
    • Filesystem Security
    • Linux Security Modules
    • Labs
  16. Basic Troubleshooting 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
    • Labs

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