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This Advanced Linux System and Network Administration course will teach you everything you need to know to be an advanced systems administrator and to prepare for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification.

You’ll learn:
•    How to design, deploy and maintain a network running under Linux.
•    How to administer the network services.
•    The skills to create and operate a network in any major Linux distribution.
•    How to securely configure the network interfaces.
•    How to deploy and configure file, web, email and name servers.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking Training

Course Code

GTLFCE

Duration

4 Days

Accreditation

Linux Foundation Certified Engineer

 

This course is excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) exam awarded by the Linux Foundation.

Target Audience

This Linux training course is designed for system administrators and IT professionals who need to gain a hands-on knowledge of Linux network configuration and services as well as related topics such as basic security and performance.

Attendee Requirements

Preferably attendance of the Linux System Administration course (GTLFCS), or minimum one year of Linux Administration experience.

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Course Description

This Advanced Linux System and Network Administration course will teach you everything you need to know to be an advanced systems administrator and to prepare for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification.

You’ll learn:
•    How to design, deploy and maintain a network running under Linux.
•    How to administer the network services.
•    The skills to create and operate a network in any major Linux distribution.
•    How to securely configure the network interfaces.
•    How to deploy and configure file, web, email and name servers.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Course Outline

1. Introduction

  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Linux Foundation Certifications
  • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
  • E-Learning Course: LFS211
  • Distribution Details
  • Labs

2. Linux Networking Concepts and Review

  • OSI Model Introduction and Upper Layers
  • OSI Model Transport Layer
  • OSI Model Network Layer
  • OSI Model Lower Layers
  • Network Topology
  • Domain Name System
  • System Services
  • Managing System Services
  • Labs

3. Network Configuration

  • Runtime Network Configuration
  • Boot Time Network Configuration
  • DNS Client
  • Intro to OpenVPN
  • Labs

4. Network Troubleshooting and Monitoring

  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Client-Side Troubleshooting
  • Server-Side Troubleshooting
  • Network Monitoring
  • Labs

5. Remote Access

  • Remote Access History
  • Intro to Cryptography
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Remote Graphics
  • Labs

6. Domain Name Service

  • Overview Of DNS
  • BIND (named) Server
  • BIND Zone Configuration
  • Labs

7. HTTP Servers

  • Apache
  • Apache Configuration
  • Apache Virtual Hosts
  • Apache Security
  • Labs

8. Advanced HTTP Servers

  • Mod Rewrite
  • Mod Alias
  • Mod Status
  • Mod Include
  • Mod Perl
  • Performance Considerations
  • Labs

9. Email Servers

  • Email Overview
  • Postfix
  • Dovecot
  • Labs
  • File Sharing
  • FTP
  • vsftpd
  • rsync
  • SSH Based Protocols
  • Other Protocols
  • Labs

10. Advanced Networking

  • Routing
  • VLANs
  • DHCP
  • NTP
  • Labs

11. HTTP Caching

  • Overview
  • Squid Configuration
  • Labs

12. Network File Systems

  • NFS
  • SMB/CIFS
  • Other Network File Systems
  • Mounting Network File Systems
  • Labs

13. Introduction to Network Security

  • Security Concepts
  • Security Practices
  • Security Tools
  • Labs

14. Firewalls

  • TCP Wrappers
  • netfilter Concepts
  • Iptables Command
  • Managing IPtables
  • Advanced Firewalls
  • Network Address Translation
  • Labs

15. High Availability

  • Overview
  • DRBD
  • Labs

16. Database

  • Introduction
  • Database Management Systems
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Labs

17. System log

  • Overview
  • Remote Logging: Client
  • Remote Logging: Server
  • Labs

18. Package Management

  • Installing from Source
  • Package Management
  • Packaging System Benefits
  • Main Package Management Systems
  • Role of Linux Distributions
  • Building RPM Packages
  • RPM Spec File Sections
  • RPM Spec File Example
  • Building Debian Packages
  • Labs

 

Exam

The exam for this course is not compulsory, but recommended. Exams are taken online, and are €280 per voucher (this may be included with your course, please check with us at time of booking).

Certification Exams are 2 hours in diration and are performance-based and Candidates will need to perform tasks or solve problems using the command line interface in their chosen Linux distribution. For exam security, Candidates are monitored by a proctor during the exam session via streaming audio, video, and screensharing feeds. The screensharing feed allows proctors to view candidates' desktops (including all monitors). The audio, video and screensharing feeds will be stored for a limited period of time in the event that there is a subsequent need for review.

Candidates must ensure they meet the System, ID, and Other Requirements for Taking the Exam.

The following choices of Linux distributions are offered for the Exam. Candidates will be prompted to select from one of these choices when registering for the Exam.

  •     CentOS 7
  •     Ubuntu 16

 

Learning Path

This is part of the Linux Foundation Certification path.

  1. Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator - LFCS
  2. Linux Foundation Certified Engineer - LFCE
Ways to Attend
  • Attend an instructor-led public course, register your interest here
  • Host a private team delivery of this course, which can also be customised to suit your business requirements

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