Linux Administration and Support Training

Level: Intermediate
Rating: 4.7/5 4.70/5 Based on 73 Reviews

Leverage the flexibility and scalability of your Linux OS to meet your organization's critical and ongoing IT needs. In this Linux Administration and Support training course, you learn to build, manage, and fine tune your Linux, Red Hat, CentOS, Debian, or SUSELinux distribution, as well as manage the day-to-day responsibilities of your role as a Linux administrator. Learn to control and troubleshoot the boot process, attach local storage and create file systems and deliver file, print and network services for both UNIX and Windows clients.

Key Features of this Linux Administration Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course Sandbox included 

You Will Learn How To:

  • Design, configure, and support Linux servers
  • Control and troubleshoot the boot process
  • Attach local storage and create file systems
  • Deploy software components from source and binary packages



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  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
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Note: This course runs for 4 Days

  • 1 - 4 Jun 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM BST Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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  • 6 - 9 Jul 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 4 - 7 Jan 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM GMT Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Linux Administration Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Practical skills in the Linux Operating system at the level of:
    • Must be comfortable with Linux command line, including vi text editor and standard file manipulation utilities
  • Software

    • This course uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Concepts taught are applicable to all Linux distributions

Linux Administration Course Outline

  • Designing and Configuring a Linux Server

    Configuring open–source systems

    • The roles of an administrator
    • Open–source licencing
    • Acquiring your Linux distribution

    The System Design

    • Structuring the file system
    • Selecting software packages
    • The /etc configuration hierarchy
  • Booting Linux

    Managing the boot process

    • Following the boot sequence
    • Controlling services with systemctl

    Rescuing an unbootable system

    • Troubleshooting a boot loader
    • Recovering with rescue media
  • Controlling and Monitoring User Processes

    Users and groups

    • Enforcing access control policy with Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
    • Assigning users to groups
    • Establishing and modifying accounts

    Process control and logging

    • ps
    • pstree
    • top
    • vmstat
    • Examining the /proc file system
    • Signalling processes with kill and pkill
    • Capturing important events with journalctl
    • Meeting compliance requirements with journald and syslog
  • Managing File Systems

    Device and volume management

    • Installing new disks
    • Establishing and extending logical volumes

    Mounting file systems

    • Creating and tuning journaled file systems
    • Attaching to network file servers

    Ensuring availability

    • Backing up and restoring data
    • Archiving system configuration
  • Adding and Updating Software

    Managing software packages

    • Manipulating portable tar archives
    • Installing software with Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) to blend Red Hat with CentOS and other Linux distributions

    Building software from source

    • Working with SRPMs and packaging binary RPMs
    • Resolving dependency issues with yum
  • Configuring Networks

    Connecting to an IP network

    • Setting IPv4 addresses and netmasks
    • Configuring and testing IPv6 connectivity

    Controlling network services

    • Providing multiple websites with Apache virtual hosting
    • Securing services with access control
  • Supporting Print and File Services

    Service for UNIX and Mac OS X clients

    • Offering local and network print services
    • Sharing files with NFS

    Service for Windows clients

    • Emulating Windows services with Samba
    • Authenticating users
  • The Linux Kernel

    Kernel building and configuration

    • Probing the PCI bus with lspci
    • Discovering new hardware with sysfs
    • Inserting new device drivers
    • Determining required functionality

    Running high–performance clusters

    • Balancing network load with Linux Virtual Server (LVS)
    • Ensuring high availability with keepalived

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Linux Administration Training FAQs

  • What software version is used on this Linux Administration course?

    This course uses a Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution, however, the concepts covered are applicable to all Linux distributions.

  • I use a different Linux distribution, is this Linux Administration course still appropriate for me?

    Yes, the concepts covered in this course are applicable to all Linux distributions.

  • Can I learn to administer and support Linux online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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