Linux System Administrator Certification Bootcamp

Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites for this class other than basic computer skills

Length: 5 days (10 hours/day)

Recommendation Statement:
This is a fast pace Linux Administration class and it’s recommended that students have some basic Linux experience before taking this course.  

Course Description:
This course teaches intro through advanced level topics for administering a Linux Enterprise system. Topics in this course apply to Red Hat® 7 as well as Oracle ® Linux 7,  CentOS and Debian distributions. Students will learn essential Linux commands, shell features, and how to install, configure and administer a Linux enterprise system. 

This course prepares the student for the CompTIA Linux+ ® Certification LX0-103 & LX0-104 and the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 ® 101 & 102 certification exams.

This course covers the following topics: 

LX0-103 & LPIC-1 101 Topics

  • Introduction to the Linux OS
  • The command line vs. the desktop environments
  • Understand Bash shell features and the CLI
  • Use the Linux commands from the CLI
  • Process text streams and use filters
  • Perform file management
  • Use streams, pipes and redirects
  • System Architecture
  • System bootup and shutdown
  • Change run levels, boot targets
  • Create, manage, monitor and kill processes
  • Manage process priorities
  • Search text files using regular expressions
  • Edit files using the command line editors
  • Determine and configure fundamental system hardware
  • Install and Update the OS
  • Linux installation and package management
  • Install a boot manager
  • Manage share libraries
  • Use Debian, RPM and YUM package management
  • Understand Devices, file systems and filesystem hierarchy standards
  • Mount and unmount file systems
  • Manage disk quotas
  • Manage file permissions and ownership
  • Understand symbolic and hard links
  • Find files using Linux command line utilities
  • Configure and Administer the network and firewall


LX0-104 & LPIC-1 102 Topics

  • Customize and use the bash shell environment
  • Customize and write simple shell scripts
  • SQL Data management
  • Install and configure X11
  • Setup a display manager
  • Understand accessibility settings
  • Manage users and groups, understand related system configuration files
  • Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs
  • Localization and internationalization
  • Maintain the system date and time
  • System logging
  • Mail transfer agent (MTA) basics
  • Manage printers and printing
  • Understand internet protocols
  • Network configuration and troubleshooting
  • Configure client-side DNS
  • Perform security administration tasks
  • Setup host security
  • Secure data with encryption

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