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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 cover basic installation, operating, and troubleshooting services for the Linux operating system and hardware on workstations and servers. (see full course description)

 

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Description
This course covers basic installation, operating, and troubleshooting services for the Linux operating system and hardware on workstations and servers. Basic system administration tasks are also covered.

Audience
·  Students who want internationally recognized credentials as competent Linux professionals.
·  Individuals who are currently preparing for the Sair Linux & GNU Certification exams.
·  Individuals who need to acquire skills to install Linux-based systems and networks.
·  Anyone who is interested in working in a Linux or Unix networking environment.

Objectives
·  Define and identify origins, benefits, drawbacks, and uses of the Linux operating system.
·  Log in and enter commands on your Linux system.
·  Properly shut down and restart your Linux workstation and use LILO to start your Linux workstation.
·  Create and configure users and groups.
·  Manage the filesystem.
·  Manage rights to files and directories.
·  Use Linux text editors and redirection to create and modify files.
·  Archive files with tar, cpio, and other commands.
·  Work in the X Window environment.
·  Manage print services.
·  Add and update packages through package management utilities.
·  Configure the Linux environment.
·  Multitask commands and manage multitasking.
·  Configure and manage services.
·  Configure network services.
·  Work with hardware.
·  Troubleshoot Linux systems.
·  Prepare for Linux system installation
·  Install a custom Linux installation.

Benefits
·  Provide a realistic career path.
·  Vendor- and product neutral course.
·  Increase earnings potential.
·  Stay ahead of the competition in this desirable industry.
·  Earn an established industry credential that validates your networking expertise in Linux Platform.

Required Prerequisites
 ·  A+ Certification: Core Hardware
 ·  A+ Certification: Operating Systems
 ·  Network+ Certification

Exams
 ·  XK0-001 : Linux+ Certification

Next Steps
 ·  Linux Professional: System Administration

Outline
    1. History and Development of Linux
      1. A Brief History of Linux
      2. Identifying Benefits and Disadvantages of Open Source Software
      3. Compare and Contrast How Major Linux Licensing Schemes Work
      4. Benefits of Linux
      5. Discussing Benefits and Disadvantages of Linux
      6. Discussing Functions, Features, and Benefits of a LinuxSolution as Compared to Other Operating Systems
      7. Determining Customer Resources for a Linux Solution
      8. Acquiring and Using Linux
      9. Listing Sources for Linux
      10. Discussing Ways Linux is Used
      11. Examining Linux Distributions
      12. Identifying Different Linux Distributions Available
      13. Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses of Various Linux Distributionsand their Packaging Solutions
    2. System Access
      1. Logging In and Using the Linux System
      2. Logging In to the System
      3. Examining Shells
      4. Entering Commands
      5. Entering Commands
      6. Using the History and Tab-completion Features
      7. Getting Help
      8. Using the man Pages
      9. Additional Help Sources
      10. Using Info Pages
      11. Obtaining Information About Your System
      12. Determining System Status
      13. Logging Out
      14. Accessing Multiple Virtual Terminals
      15. Logging In and Using Remote Linux Systems
      16. Accessing the Classroom Server Using its FQDN
      17. Accessing Remote Systems through telnet
      18. Accessing Remote Systems through Anonymous FTP
      19. Accessing an FTP Server through an Authenticated Connection
    3. Starting and Stopping Linux
      1. Shutting Down a Linux System
      2. Examining init Runlevels
      3. Restarting the System
      4. Halting the System
      5. Booting a Linux System
      6. Examining LILO Options
      7. Booting to the DOS and Linux Environments
      8. Other Boot Methods
      9. Discussing Other Boot Methods
    4. User Accounts
      1. Creating Additional User Accounts
      2. Adding a User with the useradd Command
      3. Adding Users with the linuxconf Command
      4. Comparing a Regular and root User
      5. Managing the /etc/skel Files
      6. Creating Groups
      7. Creating Groups
      8. Managing Users
      9. Displaying Information about Users
      10. Modifying User AccountsModifying User Accounts
      11. Changing User Passwords
      12. Removing Users
      13. Managing Groups
      14. Modifying Groups
      15. Deleting Groups
    5. Introduction to the Filesystem
      1. Filesystem Navigation
      2. Changing Directories
      3. Listing Directory Contents
      4. Using Shell Metacharacters with ls
      5. Managing the Filesystem
      6. Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems
      7. Creating a Directory
      8. Copying Files
      9. Moving and Renaming Files
      10. Removing Files and Directories
      11. Performing Filesystem Maintenance
      12. Low-level Formatting Disks
      13. Creating a Filesystem on a Disk
      14. Checking Your Filesystems
      15. Configuring Your System To Use a Journaled Filesystem
      16. Locating Files
      17. Finding Files
      18. Locating Files and Executing a Command
      19. Finding Files with the locate Command
    6. Working with Linux Permissions
      1. Understanding Permissions
      2. Viewing Default Permissions
      3. Changing File and Directory Permissions
      4. Changing File Permissions Using the Character Method
      5. Changing Directory Permissions Using the Character Method
      6. Changing Permissions Using the Number Method
      7. Changing Default Permissions and Ownership
      8. Using umask to Change Default Permissions
      9. Changing Ownership with chown
      10. Setting Daemon and Process Permissions
      11. Setting SUID and SGID
      12. Evaluating System Security
      13. Verifying Security Best Practices
      14. Assessing Security Risks
    7. Creating and Viewing Files
      1. Using the vi Editor
      2. Creating a File Using vi
      3. Moving Around a Document
      4. Editing an Existing Document
      5. Searching Within a File
      6. Searching and Replacing Text
      7. Using other Editors
      8. Creating a File Using vi
      9. Moving Around a Document
      10. Editing an Existing Document
      11. Searching Within a File
      12. Searching and Replacing Text
      13. Using other Editors
      14. Creating a File Using emacs
      15. Moving Around a Document in emacs
      16. Searching for Text in emacs
      17. Searching For and Replacing Text in emacs
      18. Using the pico Editor
      19. Examining File Contents
      20. Examining the Contents of a File
      21. Redirection
      22. Examining the Results of Redirection
      23. Creating Files with cat and echo
      24. Appending to Files
    8. Archiving Files
      1. Archiving Files with tar
      2. Creating a Tape-archive File
      3. Extracting tar Files
      4. Using tar to Back up a Directory Structure
      5. Restoring a Directory Structure Interactively from a tarFile
      6. Examining Scripts to Back Up and Restore Directories
      7. Examining How to Archive Data to a Separate Device
      8. Archiving Files with cpio
      9. Archiving Files with cpio
      10. Restoring Files with cpio
      11. Archiving Files with Other Utilities
      12. Compressing Files with the compress Command
      13. Using zcat to View the Contents of a Compressed File
      14. Using uncompress to Restore Files
      15. Zipping Files
      16. Zipping and Unzipping Files
      17. Using gzip to Combine Several Files into a Single ZippedFile
      18. Examining Backup Issues
      19. Discussing Backups
      20. Troubleshooting Backup and Restore Errors
    9. Working in X Windows
      1. Introduction to X Windows and GNOME
      2. Discussing X Windows
      3. Starting X Windows
      4. Closing and Opening Windows
      5. Using the Main Menu Button
      6. Sizing Windows
      7. Activating Windows
      8. The GNOME Panel
      9. Using the Pager and Tasklist
      10. Exploring X Windows Applications
      11. Exiting X Windows
      12. Managing Files and Filesystems
      13. Using the File Manager to Display a Directory
      14. Changing Your File Manager View
      15. Copying a File
      16. Creating a Directory
      17. Renaming a File
      18. Dragging to Move and Copy
      19. Deleting Files and Directories
      20. Customizing X Windows
      21. Configuring the GNOME Desktop Theme
      22. Customizing Sawfish
      23. Configuring X Windows
      24. Starting Xconfigurator
      25. Examining the XF86Setup Utility
      26. Choosing and Changing Window Managers and Desktops
      27. Switching Window Managers in GNOME
      28. View the Current Desktop Setting
      29. Change the Desktop Setting to GNOME
      30. Remote X Window Access
      31. Starting a Remote X Terminal
      32. Printing Files
      33. Configuring a Local Printer
      34. Creating a Printer Spool for a Local Printer
      35. Printing
      36. Printing a File
      37. Formatting Text for Printing
      38. Managing Print Spools and Queues
      39. Managing Print Spools and Queues
      40. Configuring Remote Printers
      41. Adding and Configuring Remote Printers
      42. Managing Remote Print Jobs
    10. Package Management
      1. Examining Package Solutions
      2. Comparing Packaging Solutions
      3. Managing Packages with RPM
      4. Listing Installed Packages
      5. Obtaining Information about an Uninstalled Package
      6. Installing a Package Using RPM
      7. Removing a Package
      8. Verifying and Repairing Applications
      9. Verifying and Repairing an Installed Package
      10. Upgrading and Freshening Packages
      11. Upgrading a Package
    11. Configuring the Linux Environment
      1. Examining Shells
      2. invoking Various Shells
      3. Using Variables
      4. Viewing Envrionment Variables
      5. Creating and assigning a Value to a Variable and then ExportingIt
      6. Creating Variable Values Containing Spaces
      7. Creating a Variable Containging Another Variable
      8. Removing Variables
      9. Modifying the PATH Variable
      10. Setting and Using the CDPATH Variable
      11. Examining Linux Configuration Script Files
      12. Working with Environmental Files
      13. Creating a .exrc File
      14. Examining System Startup Files
      15. Examining the /etc/inittab File
      16. Changing the Default init Level to Boot into X Windows
      17. Changing the inittab File
      18. Examining the System Initialization File
      19. Editing the LILO Configuration
      20. Examining Run Commands
      21. Examining Symbolic Links
      22. Examining the /etc/fstab File
      23. Examining the /etc/fstab File
      24. Examining the cron System
      25. Schedule a System-level cron Job
      26. Schedule a cron Job for a User
      27. Creating a Shell Script
      28. Creating a Shell Script File
      29. Making Your File Executable
      30. Running a Script File from vi
      31. Creating a Shell Script Containing Frequently Used Commands
    12. Multitasking
      1. Managing Jobs and Background Processes
      2. Understanding Programs and Processes
      3. Running a Job in the Background
      4. Running Multiple Jobs in the Background
      5. Killing Jobs
      6. Moving a Background Job to the Foreground
      7. Suspending Jobs
      8. Starting a Suspended Job in the Background
      9. Using the Process Table to Manage Processes
      10. Comparing the Jobs and Process Tables
      11. Exploring ps Command Options
      12. Terminating a Process with the kill Command and the PID
      13. Using the -9 Signal for Immediate, Unconditional ProcessTermination
      14. Introducing Delayed and Detached Jobs
      15. Using the sleep Command to Delay the Start of a Process
      16. Running a Process After You Log Out of the System
    13. Configuring and Managing Services
      1. Starting and Stopping Services
      2. Starting Services
      3. Identifying Core and Non-critical Services
      4. Differentiating Core Services from Non-critical Services
      5. Configuring Basic Client Services
      6. Configuring a Samba File Share
      7. Testing Your Samba Configuration
      8. Transferring Files from Linux to Windows
      9. Transferring Files from Windows to Linux

    Seminar Summary:

    This course will cover basic installation, operating, and troubleshooting services for the Linux operating system and hardware on workstations and servers. (see full course description)

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