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This course is intended for anyone who is interested in working in a Linux or Unix networking environment.


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This course will introduce students to the basics of administering a server running the Linux operating system. (see full course description)


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Training Course Syllabus:

This course will introduce students to the basics of administering a server running the Linux operating system. This course also provide students with the instruction necessary to prepare them for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Level 1 certification or the Level 1 Sair Linux and GNU certification.

This course is valuable for anyone who wants to use LINUX and its utilities to full effect.

·  Examine the history of Linux and review the basic architecture of the Linux operating system.
·  Install Red Hat Linux using custom options.
·  Use the bash shell and understand essential system navigation.
·  Use various text editors and understand their effective uses.
·  Configure and use the X Window server.
·  Configure and use a Linux printer.
·  Configure and administer system users and groups, and administer basic password management.
·  Investigate Linux filesystem basics and the details of the ext2 filesystem.
·  Configure and recompile the Linux kernel.
·  Automate system administration tasks by creating basic shell scripts.
·  Use RPM to install, verify, query, erase, and update packages to manage applications on a server.
·  Manage server processes and daemons and identify the basics of system performance tuning.

Required Prerequisites
 ·  Linux+ Certification
 ·  Network+ Certification

 ·  3X0-102 : Linux System Administration
 ·  LPI 101 : LPI 101

Next Steps
 ·  Linux Professional: Network Administration

    1. Linux History and Operation
      1. The Evolution of Linux
      2. Discussing the History of Linux
      3. The GNU Movement and the GPL
      4. Discussing the Open Source Movement
      5. Linux Operations as a Server
      6. Examining Linux Operations as a Server
      7. The Architecture and Structure of Linux
      8. Reviewing the Architectural Structure of Linux
    2. Installing and Configuring Linux
      1. Introduction to Installation and Media Types
      2. Creating an Installation Boot Disk with Rawrite
      3. Performing a Custom Linux Server Installation
      4. Performing a Custom Linux Server Installation
      5. Run Levels and the Startup/Shutdown Sequence
      6. Examining Run Levels and the Startup/Shutdown Sequence
      7. Examining the Shutdown Process
      8. Logging In and Out of a Linux System
      9. Logging In and Out of a Linux System
      10. Securing the root Account Access
    3. Shells, Commands, and Navigation
      1. Introduction to Linux Shells, Commands, andNavigation
      2. Discussing Linux Shells and Commands
      3. Navigating the Linux Filesystem
      4. Listing Files
      5. Copying, Moving, and Deleting Files
      6. Changing Directories
      7. Navigating the Filesystem
      8. Examining Symbolic Links
      9. Using Shell Variables in Bash
      10. Viewing Environment Variables
      11. Creating and Assigning a Value to a Variable and then ExportingIt
      12. Creating Variable Values Containing Spaces
      13. Creating a Variable Containing Another Variable
      14. Removing Variables
      15. The Bash Shell
      16. Using Shell Metacharacters with ls
      17. Commands for Obtaining System Information
      18. Obtaining System Information
      19. Using the find Command
      20. Examining File Contents
      21. Examining the Contents of a File
      22. Customizing your Shell Environment
      23. Working with Shell Aliases
      24. Customizing the Command Prompt
      25. Configuring a Directory for Temporary Files
      26. Setting a Default Text Editor
      27. Manipulating Commands and Their Input/Output
      28. Piping Commands
      29. Running a Process in the Background
      30. Moving Processes Between the Background and Foreground
      31. Using Virtual Terminals
      32. Getting Help
      33. Viewing the System Manual
      34. Using the --help Parameter
      35. Discussing the Linux Documentation Project
    4. Common Text Editors
      1. Using the Emacs Editor
      2. Creating a File Using Emacs
      3. Moving Around a Document in Emacs
      4. Searching for Text in Emacs
      5. Searching for and Replacing Text in Emacs
      6. Editing Multiple Files in Emacs
      7. Using the vi Editor
      8. Creating a File Using vi
      9. Moving Around in a Document
      10. Editing an Existing Document
      11. Searching Within a File
      12. Searching and Replacing Text
      13. Using the Pico Editor
      14. Creating a File Using Pico
      15. Moving Around a Document in Pico
      16. Searching for Text in Pico
      17. Cutting and Pasting Text in Pico
      18. Manipulating Text Files From the Command Line
      19. Examining the Results of Redirection
      20. Creating Files with Cat and Echo
      21. Appending to Files
      22. Using Awk
      23. Using Awk to Print Selected Fields
      24. Including Text in Your Output
      25. Searching for Patterns and Displaying the Results
      26. Declaring a New Awk Field Delimiter
      27. Using Awk to Search for Patterns in a Single Field
      28. Including an Awk Command File in Your Awk Statement
      29. Using Sed
      30. Using Sed to Delete a Line from a File
      31. Using Grep and Sed to Locate and Change a Text Field
    5. Configuring and Using X Windows
      1. Introduction to X Windows
      2. Examining X Windows
      3. Configuring XFree86
      4. Configuring XFree86
      5. Window Managers and Desktop Environments
      6. Using Window Managers
      7. Examining Desktop Environments
      8. Enabling Multiple X Servers
    6. Linux Printing
      1. The Line Printer Daemon (lpd)
      2. Creating a Printer Spool using Printtool
      3. Editing a Printer Spool Using Printtool
      4. Examining the /etc/printcap File
      5. Printing
      6. Printing a File
      7. Formatting Text for Printing
      8. Administering a Linux Printer Queue
      9. Viewing the Contents of a Print Queue
      10. Cancelling a Print Job
      11. Using the lpc Command
    7. Users and Groups
      1. Introduction to Users and Groups
      2. Discussing Users and Groups
      3. Creating Users and Groups
      4. Creating Groups
      5. Managing Passwords
      6. Essentials of Effective User, Group, and PasswordManagement
      7. Using su
      8. Examining the Essentials of Effective Account Management
      9. Using urandom
    8. The Ext2 Filesystem
      1. Introduction to the Second Extended (Ext2) Filesystem
      2. The Ext2 Filesystem
      3. Partitioning and Formatting
      4. Exploring Disk Partitions
      5. Formatting a Partition for the Ext2 Filesystem
      6. Mounting and Configuring Filesystems
      7. Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems
      8. Administering Ext2 Filesystems
      9. Using stat to Examining an Inode
      10. Using sync to Flush Filesystem Buffers
      11. Checking and Repairing an Ext2 Filesystem
      12. Understanding Filesystem Fragmentation
      13. Understanding Permissions
      14. Setting Ownership of Files
      15. Viewing File Permissions
      16. Setting File Permissions
      17. Changing the Default Permissions with umask
    9. The Linux Kernel
      1. Introduction to the Linux Kernel
      2. Discussing the Kernel
      3. Using Kernel Modules
      4. Discussing Monolithic and Modular Kernels
      5. Working with Kernel Modules
      6. Examining the /etc/modules.conf File
      7. Compiling the Linux Kernel
      8. Downloading and Installing the Kernel Source
      9. Configure the Linux Kernel Sources
      10. Compiling the Linux Kernel and Linux Kernel Modules
      11. Installing the Linux Kernel
      12. Copying the Kernel and Modules to the System and Creatingan Initial Ramdisk
      13. Understanding LILO
      14. Configuring LILO to Boot the New Kernel
    10. Shell Scripting
      1. Introduction to Shell Scripting
      2. Variables
      3. Getting User Input
      4. Performing Simple Arithmetic
      5. Basic Control Structures
      6. Using If-Then-Else
      7. Loops
      8. Using For Loops
      9. Using While Loops
      10. Command-line Arguments
      11. Getting Arguments from the Command Line
    11. Linux Software Management
      1. The Software Life Cycle
      2. Using the Internet for Locating Software
      3. Querying Installation
      4. Querying Software
      5. Installing a Software Package
      6. Upgrading Software Packages
      7. Removing a Software Package
      8. Building from Source
    12. Linux System Management
      1. Choosing a Server
      2. Discussing Server Choices
      3. Examining Linux Services
      4. Starting Jobs and Processes
      5. The /proc Filesystem
      6. Tuning a Linux System for Optimal Performance
      7. Using Performance Maintenance Utilities
      8. The Swap Partition
      9. Creating Additional Swap Space
      10. The sudo Command
      11. Configuring sudo
      12. Using sudo

    Seminar Summary:

    This course will introduce students to the basics of administering a server running the Linux operating system. (see full course description)

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