Essentials of System Administration

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Essentials of 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. This course will teach you the skills and processes you need to work as a professional Linux systems administrator. The topics covered are directly aligned with the knowledge domains tested by the Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS) exam, and will substantially increase students’ ability to become certified.

  • Preface
  • Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
  • Processes
  • Signals
  • Package Management Systems
  • RPM
  • DPKG
  • yum
  • zypper
  • APT
  • System Monitoring
  • Process Monitoring
  • Memory: Monitoring Usage and Tuning
  • I/O Monitoring and Tuning
  • I/O Scheduling
  • Linux Filesystems and the VFS
  • Partitioning and Formatting Disks
  • Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Mounting
  • Filesystem Features: Swap, Quotas, Usage
  • The Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 Filesystems
  • The XFS and btrfs Filesystems
  • Encrypting Disks
  • Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  • RAID
  • Kernel Services and Configuration
  • Kernel Modules
  • Devices and udev
  • Virtualization Overview
  • Containers Overview
  • User Account Management
  • Group Management
  • File Permissions and Ownership
  • Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
  • Network Addresses
  • Network Devices and Configuration
  • Firewalls
  • System Startup and Shutdown
  • GRUB
  • init: SystemV, Upstart, systemd
  • Backup and Recovery Methods
  • Linux Security Modules
  • Local System Security
  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • System Rescue


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.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 31 January, 2019.

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