Essentials of Linux System Administration

Linux is the #1 operating system for web servers, cloud computing, smart phones and consumer electronics. Due to its rapid adoption, there's a shortage of Linux system administrators. According to the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, "the unstoppable Linux job market shows no sign of slowing down." The Linux Foundation has created a career entry training and certification path that is 100% online, highly respected and exceptionally affordable.



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Course Details

Difficulty: Beginner

Delivery: Online Self-Paced

Who It's For: Anybody interested in acquiring or polishing professional Linux system administration skills, or looking for preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Linux, including installing Linux and using the command line is helpful but not required. Our free LFS101x Introduction to Linux course is useful preparation for this course.

Materials: 1 year online access to all course content and labs.

This course is:

  • 100% online and self-paced
  • Contains over 80 labs (with solutions) designed by our experts
  • Designed to build the skills and knowledge necessary to be a Linux system administrator.
  • Excellent preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam


About This Course

This course will teach you the concepts and skills you need to be prepared for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam. You’ll learn how to administer, configure and upgrade Linux systems running one of the three major Linux distribution families (Red Hat, SUSE, Debian/Ubuntu). You’ll also learn all the tools and concepts you need to efficiently build and manage a production Linux infrastructure.

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.

You will have access to the course for a full year from the date of purchase, regardless of how quickly you complete the course. You can expect the course to take 40-50 hours to complete (although the course is self-paced, so you can move as quickly or as slowly as you like).


Course Outline

Essentials of Linux System Administration

  1. Preface
  2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
  3. Processes
  4. Signals
  5. Package Management Systems
  6. RPM
  7. DPKG
  8. yum
  9. zypper
  10. APT
  11. System Monitoring
  12. Process Monitoring
  13. Memory: Monitoring Usage and Tuning
  14. I/O Monitoring and Tuning
  15. I/O Scheduling
  16. Linux Filesystems and the VFS
  17. Partitioning and Formatting Disks
  18. Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Mounting
  19. Filesystem Features: Swap, Quotas, Usage
  20. The Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 Filesystems
  21. The XFS and btrfs Filesystems
  22. Encrypting Disks
  23. Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  24. RAID



What Do Our Students Say About This Course?

"I loved the attention to detail present in all of the examples and the fact that I was never left wanting for any information or having to look at any other courses."

"The content was thorough and reasonably accurate, there was a great deal of it. It covers everything I needed for the exam."

"I like the course. It is comprehensive, and people who built it surely know what they are doing. They know Linux."

"The strongest aspect of the course is the fact that all knowledge can be applied in real-time with the lab exercises."