Linux System Administration


This hands-on Linux administration course teaches students how to install, configure and maintain an Enterprise Linux system in a networked environment. Students will learn to perform basic administrative tasks such as adding and managing users, creating and maintaining file systems, developing and implementing a security policy, as well as performing software installation and package management. Additionally, students will perform Linux network-related tasks, to include installing and supporting SSH, NFS, Samba, and the Apache Web server. Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency.

Although the labs include installing and configuring a CentOS Red Hat Enterprise Linux system (students can choose version 6 or 7), much of the course content also applies to SuSE, Ubuntu, Oracle and other current versions of mainstream Linux distributions. 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.


5 days




Experience with common UNIX/Linux user-level commands, such as for moving, copying and editing files. The UNIX/Linux Fundamentals course provides a solid foundation.

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