Advanced Course for Administrators
- groups of 4-12 people,
- for those who want to further extend their knowledge or are interested in particular implementations,
- covers several advanced topics - from LVM, virtualization, monitoring, through automatic backups and mailservers, to Samba (e.g., PDC) and cataloguing services (LDAP) with replication,
- 1290 EUR
- instalment payment plans available for private persons
more information here
Our course is intended for those who:
- want to increase their administrating knowledge and raise their job qualifications,
- are interested in some of the services discussed during the course,
- or just want to learn new useful, interesting and simply fun solutions that we describe during the course.
This course is a very good and very advanced course. Our instructors are experienced administrators whose everyday job includes implementing Linux solutions. Learning the presented topics during hands-on workshop (including configuration supervised by the instructors) is much easier and faster than learning them on one's own from the documentation. Our instructors, who have a lot practical experience, discuss during the classes actual implementation scenarios and, for example, warn about common mistakes.
We believe the course is worth the time and the price, and highly recommend it.
Requirements: at least intermediate familiarity with Linux system administration.
Valuable knowledge and skills
Brief outline: the course covers the following topics (each in a separate, several hours' long block): LVM, server virtualization (including detailed review of XEn, KVM and QEMU), system monitoring (tracking states and trends), backup solutions (including: network backup system Bacula - SSL, GUI; backing up a whole heterogeneous environment - UNIX, Windows), cataloguing services (LDAP), fat client systems with central authorization (LDAP, Kerberos) and network filesystems (NFS, CIFS), Samba as a domain controller (PDC), cooperating with LDAP and in Windows Server 2003/2008 environment, advanced mail server configuration, including modern anti-spam techniques and VPN (in particular IPsec and OpenVPN). During each block we discuss also security issues and good administrating practices.
Theory is important, but practice matters most.
- during each class students configure the discussed services themselves,
- thorough supplementary materials, both paper and electronic, help the students expand their knowledge easily and with pleasure not only during the classes, but also at home.
In case you have any questions about the course programme, e-mail or call us!
After the course we issue a certificate of course completion that contains a detailed list of acquired skills.
We are a Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Authorized Partner, and this course, like our other Linux courses, prepares the participants to take LPI examination and obtain LPI certification. Our basic course, Linux Administrator, provides complete knowledge necessary for passing LPIC-1 - Junior Level Linux Certification - exams, and also covers much of the knowledge needed for the LPI 201 and 202 exams, which provide the LPIC-2 certificate - Advanced Level Linux Certification. This course, the Advanced Linux Administrator, allows you to take the highest-level LPI exams (LPI 301 or 302), which provide the LPIC-3 certification - Senior Level Linux Certification
The prices of exams are: LPI 201 and 202 - 145 Euro, LPI 301 - 225 Euro. The exams can be taken at any authorized Pearson VUE testing centre.
For more information about external certificates please contact our office.
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For public sessions, you can sign in yourself or delegate one or a few employees. The prices given in the tables are for sessions in our London training rooms, per one person.
On customer's request we conduct trainings in London, other locations in UK and anywhere in Europe, either at the customer's premises or in any other place, on either customer's hardware or ours. For on-demand training costs see here.
The open (public) classes take place in our training rooms in London (directions).
Teaching modes available:
Day classes (all locations) - the course consists of two four-day training blocks (from Monday to Thursday); 8 hours per day (from 9:00 to 17:00) including a lunch break. The blocks take place every three or four weeks.
Weekend classes (all locations) - classes take place during the weekend: Saturdays and Sundays, every two weeks, from 9:00 to 17:00 (8 hours per day). The whole course consists of 4 such weekend sessions.
In all modes the course consists of 64 hours. Course in the weekend mode lasts for about 2 months, in the day mode the duration is about a month.
The course price includes refreshments: sweet snacks as well as hot and cold beverages.
The same course material can also be taught, as a whole or divided into parts, during classic trainings - ALX 201, 202 and 203. These are typical trainings, lasting for a couple of days, taking place during workdays and in working hours; lunch and refreshments are included in their price. For more information, see section listing all Linux courses and trainings.
Detailed course schedules
On-demand training costs and registration
The prices provided in the general tables cover the cost of an open (public) training for one person.
In the case of an on-demand training at the Customer's premises, you are required to provide the necessary facilities (room, computers, projector) and we will send an instructor to run the training. The price for a session is calculated for the whole group.
The cost does not change significantly along with the number of participants. There is no minimum number of participants but we recommend no more than 10-12 people because the training becomes much less effective with a bigger group..
The cost of an on-demand training consists of:
- the base training cost, plus
- travel and accommodation charges for the instructor
The base price of an on-demand training varies, but it is usually around the price of an open training for 3-5 persons (regardless of your group size).
The typical travel and accommodation price for the EU/Schengen zone is under 1250 GBP (1500 EUR) for a 5 day session. We do our best to keep it as low as possible in your location.
The payment can be in GBP or EUR, whichever you prefer. The quotation we will send you with the exact amount in your currency will be valid for 3 months, regardless of any changes in the exchange rate.
For more information, or to register to a group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us know:
- the course(s) that you are interested in,
- your location,
- your preferred dates,
- the number of people you wish to train,
And any other questions that you may have.
We can also customise the training program of any of our trainings (or create a new one) according to your needs – whether you want to focus on particular solution used in your company, include material concerning a technology we do not usually cover, or create a tailor-made training.