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Linux system administration is one of the most in-demand skills in IT. Whether you're looking for expert test prep for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administration certification, need training to help start a new Linux IT career, transition to Linux from another platform, or you're just brushing up on your sysadmin skills, this course will teach you what you need to know.

This Linux System Administration Certification Training course is excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administration (LFCS) exam.

Taking the certification exam is optional.

Linux System Administration Certification Training

Course Code

GTLFCS

Duration

4 days

Accreditation

Linux Foundation Certified Administrator

 

This Linux System Administration Certification Training course is awarded by the Linux Foundation.

Target Audience

IT Professionals with a solid knowledge of Linux and its most common utilities and text editors.

Attendee Requirements

Students should have basic knowledge of Linux and its most common utilities and text editors.These skills can be learned by attending either of the following Linux training courses.:

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Course Description

                                                 

Linux system administration is one of the most in-demand skills in IT. Whether you're looking for expert test prep for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administration certification, need training to help start a new Linux IT career, transition to Linux from another platform, or you're just brushing up on your sysadmin skills, this course will teach you what you need to know.

This Linux System Administration Certification Training course is excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administration (LFCS) exam.

Taking the certification exam is optional.

Course Outline

Linux System Administration

   1. Introduction
    
    About the Linux Foundation
        Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
        Distribution Details
        Labs
    2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
        Data Distinctions
        FHS Linux Standard Directory Tree
        root (/) directory
        /bin
        /boot
        /dev
        /etc
        /home
        /lib and /lib64
        /media
        /mnt
        /opt
        /proc
        /sys
        /root
        /sbin
        /srv
        /tmp
        /usr
        /var
        /run
        Labs
    3. Processes
        Programs and Processes
        Process States
        Execution Modes
        Daemons
        Creating Processes
        Process Limits
        Process Monitoring
        Signals
        niceness
        Libraries
        Labs
    4. Package Management Systems
        Software Packaging Concepts
        RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)
        DPKG (Debian Package)
        Revision Control Systems
        Labs
    5. Package Installers
        Package Installers
        yum
        zypper
        APT
        Labs
    6. Partitioning and Formatting Disks
        Common Disk Types
        Disk Geometry
        Partitioning
        Naming Disk Devices
        Sizing up partitions
        Partition table editors
        Labs
    7. Linux Filesystems
        Filesystem Basics
        Available Filesystems
        Virtual Filesystem (VFS)
        Filesystem Concepts
        Disk and Filesystem Usage
        Extended Attributes
        ext4
        XFS
        btrfs
        Creating and formatting filesystems
        Checking and Repairing Filesystems
        Mounting filesystems
        Swap
        Filesystem Quotas
        Labs
    8. RAID and LVM
        RAID
        RAID Levels
        Software RAID Configuration
        Logical Volume Management (LVM)
        Volumes and Volume Groups
        Working with Logical Volumes
        Resizing Logical Volumes
        LVM Snapshots
        Labs
    9. Kernel Services and Configuration
        Kernel Overview
        Kernel Configuration
        sysctl
        Kernel Modules
        Module Utilities
        Module Configuration
        udev and Device Management
        Labs
  10. User and Group Account Management
        User Accounts
        Management
        Passwords
        Restricted Shells and Accounts
        The root Account
        Group Management
        PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)
        Authentication Process
        Configuring PAM
        LDAP Authentication
        File Permissions and Ownership
        SSH
        Labs
  11. Networking
        IP Addresses
        Hostnames
        Network Devices
        ip and ifconfig
        Network Configuration Files
        Network Manager
        Routing
        DNS and Hostname Resolution
        Network Diagnostics
        Labs
 12. Firewalls
        Firewalls
        Interfaces
        firewalld
        Zones
        Source Management
        Service and Port Management
        Labs
 13. System Startup and Shutdown
        Understanding the Boot Sequence
        The Grand Unified Boot Loader
        GRUB Configuration Files
        System Configuration Files in /etc
        The init Process
        systemd
        SysVinit Startup
        chkconfig and service
        Upstart
        Shutting down/Rebooting the System
        Labs
  14. Backup and Recovery Methods
        Backup Basics
        cpio
        tar
        Compression: gzip, bzip2 and xz and Backups
        dd
        rsync
        dump and restore **
        mt **
        Backup Programs
        Labs
  15. Local System Security
        Local System Security
        Creating a Security Policy
        Updates and Security
        Physical Security
        Filesystem Security
        Linux Security Modules
        Labs
 16. Basic Troubleshooting and System Rescue
        Troubleshooting Overview
        Things to Check: Networking
        Boot Process Failures
        Filesystem Corruption and Recovery
        Virtual Consoles
        Rescue Media and Troubleshooting
        System Rescue and Recovery
        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
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  • Attend a public course, if there is one available. Please check our schedule, or register your interest in joining a course in your area.
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