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Linux Enterprise System Administration Rapid Track
5 Day Onsite / 35 Hour Online Hands-On Training.

This five day course covers essential administration skills including local storage management; network and network services configuration; remote access using SSH, VNC, FTP; web services configuration; firewall and SELinux management; KVM VM deployment and management; installing the OS using Kickstart
It is intended for those who have previous Linux or UNIX experience and are comfortable using the command line and editing text files. 
The course is fairly intensive, but provides ample time for putting skills into practise. This course helps with the preparation for several certifications, but is aimed mainly at RedHat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA). The course is suitable for any RedHat or rebuild distribution such as CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) and Scientific Linux.

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Network configuration
Examine and configure network interface settings
Manage routes. Manage on-demand services
Use manual and NetworkManager (GUI) configuration techniques 
Troubleshoot network problems
Monitor network activity
User and Group management
Create and manage user accounts and groups 
Configure an LDAP client to access remotely stored accounts
 
Process management from the command line
Invoke, monitor and kill processes using the command line
 
System resource and Log management
Schedule regular tasks. Examine and manage system logs
  
Software package management
Examine installed software, query software, install/remove software using rpm and yum
How yum repositories work
Create a custom repository
Use RedHat network
 
Access remote systems
Access remote systems using SSH, VNC (graphical access), and FTP
 
Deploy and secure file-sharing services
Configure essential network services, including iptables firewall configuration
 
Managing SELinux
Display and manage SELInux facilities such as booleans and file system contexts
Debug errors caused by SELinux
 
Managing basic disk partitions and EXT file systems
Add new disks, create and tune file systems, mount file systems, and manage swap space
 
Access control lists
Implement access control lists (ACLs) 
Use setfacl and getfacl 
ACL aware utilities
Logical volume management
Logical volume concepts, Create and manage linear and mirrored logical volumes 
Extending volumes
Creating snapshots
 
The boot process
The init (upstart) process and runlevels
The GRUB bootloader configuration and security
Shutting down the system correctly
 
Tune and maintain the kernel
Use kernel parameters
Display and manage kernel modules
 
Virtual machine creation and management.
Create and manage Kernel Virtual Machines (KVM)
 
Automate OS installations with Kickstart
Use kickstart to automate the Linux install process, including PXE installs
 
Obtain help in a graphical environment
Access documentation and RedHat services
Examine documentation and services for other distributions

Network configuration

 

  • Examine and configure network interface settings
  • Manage routes. Manage on-demand services
  • Use manual and NetworkManager (GUI) configuration techniques
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Monitor network activity

 

 

User and Group management

  • Create and manage user accounts and groups
  • Configure an LDAP client to access remotely stored accounts

 

Process and file  management from the command line

  • Invoke, monitor and kill processes using the command line
  • Work with files and directories

Controlling access to files using permissions settings...

  • Understand how Linux file/directory permissions work. Use chmod to modify permissions.


System resource and Log management

  • Schedule regular tasks.
  • Examine and manage system logs

 

Software package management

 

  • Examine installed software, query software, install/remove software using rpm and yum
  • How yum repositories work
  • Create a custom repository
  • Use RedHat network

 

 

Access remote systems

  • Access remote systems using SSH, VNC (graphical access), and FTP

 

Deploy and secure file-sharing services

  • Configure essential network services, including iptables firewall configuration
  • Mounting NFS and CIFS (SMB) shares.

 

Managing SELinux

  • Display and manage SELInux facilities such as booleans and file system contexts
  • Debug errors caused by SELinux

 

Managing basic disk partitions and EXT file systems

  • Add new disks, create and tune file systems, mount file systems, and manage swap space
  • Creating and managing encrypted file systems

 

Access control lists

 

  • Implement access control lists (ACLs)
  • Use setfacl and getfacl
  • ACL aware utilities

 

 

Logical volume management

 

  • Logical volume concepts, Create and manage linear and mirrored logical volumes
  • Extending volumes
  • Creating snapshots

 

 

The boot process and system services

 

  • The init (upstart) process and runlevels
  • Modifying systemd unit files.
  • Creating new systemd services.
  • The GRUB bootloader configuration and security
  • Shutting down the system correctly

 

 

Tune and maintain the kernel

  • Use kernel parameters
  • Display and manage kernel modules

 

Virtual machine creation and management.

  • Create and manage Kernel Virtual Machines (KVM)

 

Automate OS installations with Kickstart

  • Use kickstart to automate the Linux install process, including PXE installs

 

Obtain help in a graphical environment

  • Access documentation and RedHat services
  • Examine documentation and services for other distributions 
 
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