Linux for Experienced UNIX Administrators

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Linux for Experienced UNIX Administrators is an accelerated course combining the topics from "Enterprise Linux Systems Administration" and "Enterprise Linux Networking Services."Enterprise Linux Systems Administration is an in-depth course that explores installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux systems. The course focuses on issues universal to every workstation and server. The course material is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience. Topics include: installation and configuration; the boot process; user and group administration; filesystem administration, including quotas, FACLs, RAID and LVM; task automation; client networking; SELinux; software management; log files; troubleshooting; and more.Enterprise Linux Networking Services is an expansive course that covers a wide range of network services useful to every organization. Special attention is paid to the concepts needed to implement these services securely, and to the trouble-shooting skills which will be necessary for real-world administration of these network services. The course material is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience. Topics include: Security with SELinux and Netfilter, DNS concepts and implementation with Bind; LDAP concepts and implementation using OpenLDAP; Web services with Apache; FTP with vsftpd; caching, filtering proxies with Squid; SMB/CIFS (Windows networking) with Samba; and e-mail concepts and implementation with Postfix combined with either Dovecot or Cyrus.

Students should already be experienced UNIX administrators. Fundamentals such as the UNIX command line and how to edit files will not be covered in class. A good understanding of network concepts, the TCP/IP protocol suite, and basic UNIX security is also assumed. The accelerated pace of this class makes it more difficult for unprepared students to keep up. Less experienced students are encouraged to instead take "Linux Fundamentals", "Enterprise Linux Systems Administration" or "Enterprise Linux Networking Services."

5 Days/Lecture & Lab

Students should be experienced UNIX administrators.

  • Linux Orientation
  • Linux Kernel & Hardware
  • Boot Process & Systemd
  • Software Maintenance
  • Local Storage Administration
  • LVM & RAID
  • Remote Storage Administration
  • User/Group Administration
  • Security Administration
  • Process Administration
  • Networking
  • Monitoring & Troubleshooting
  • BIND DNS
  • SQL Fundamentals and MariaDB
  • OpenLDAP
  • VSFTPD & Apache
  • Squid Proxy Server
  • Samba
  • Postfix
  • Email Services
  • Installing RHEL7
  • Installing SLES12


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