The basics of using Linux as an administrator and the fundamental tools an administrator needs : console, commands, text editors, system architecture, permissions, system setup, configuration.
Training is authorized by Linux Professional Institute
This training is a first part of our LPIC-1 certification path – the suggested continuation is the LPI-102 training. Learning material covered by these two training courses allows to pass the LPIC-1 exam.
To persons interested in acquiring the complete knowledge required by LPIC-1 exam from the very basics, we recommend our long course Linux Administrator. It not only covers all the material covered by LPI 101 and LPI 102 training courses – it has also a module on selected network services, and costs less than the two training courses combined.
This training is equivalent to the first four days of the Linux Administrator course.
- Linux console: the basics
- the most important commands
- basic administration tools at a glance: mc and vim
- The file system – where and what to look for
- General principles of the system
- users, groups and access rights (basics)
- boot procedure
- how system components are connected:
- network ports
- configuration files and logs
- static and dynamic links
- names, functions and characteristics of each part of the system
- how to setup the system (configuration via GUI, text and scripts)
- Working in the shell:
- shell scripts
- Regular Expressions
- The boot process
- differences between the distributions
- lilo and grub
- kernel parameters
- init and inittab, upstart
- startup scripts
- launch services
- Controlled installation
- installing the example distribution in expert mode
- nuances: authentication, partitioning
- Software installation
- configure, make, make install
- rpm and deb
- apt and yum
- outline of the operating systems theory
- system monitoring
- loading libraries, tracking execution
- Operating System vs Hardware:
- device files, logging
- lspci, lsusb, hotplug
- Administrator’s view on system architecture
- kernel, modules, libraries
- providing context for the rest of the course
- Administrator’s view on the filesystem
- where to find binaries, libraries, configuration files, logs, data, documentation etc.
- /proc file system
- The file system
- file types
- permissions (suid etc.)
- creating a file system (mkfs. *, mkisofs)
- mount – practical aspects: fat and other file systems, -o loop, choosing a file system
Audience and prerequisites
From participants we do not require any experience with Linux, but only general familiar with Windows (efficient system management, common programs and the Internet).
Course participants receive completion certificates signed by ALX.
- Linux administrator
- Advanced Linux administrator
- Linux Essentials (For Everyday Users)
- LPI 102. Linux administration and networking
- Selected Linux network services
- Selected Linux server-side technologies
- LPI 201. Linux architecture and low-level configuration
- File sharing and directory services
- LPI 202. Selected network services and network security
- LPIC-2 exam prep course
- LPI 300: LDAP, Samba, Integration with MS Windows and Mixed Environments
- LPI 303: Cryptography, Access Control, Services and Network Security
- LPI 304: Linux Virtualization and High Availability
- E-mail server - Exim, anti-spam solutions
- E-mail server - Postfix
- Bash shell programming
- Advanced shell programming, Bash, AWK
- Linux backups
- Advanced network traffic and content filtering
- VPNs in theory and practice
- Bandwidth and Traffic Management (QoS) on Linux
- Server and network monitoring, SNMP, Nagios, Munin
- Apache HTTP server on Linux
- Bind domain name server on Linux
- LDAP directory services on Linux. Integrating authorization systems
- Samba server on Linux
- Advanced Samba configuration (PDC, LDAP, replication)
- Linux virtualization
- Wireless networks and their security
- Digital signature and encryption with OpenSSL and GnuPG
- High availability: Linux Virtual Server and supporting technologies (HA1)
- NFS: Network File System on Linux
- Safe Internet in a computer lab
- Security components in Linux
- Linux - application and kernel debugging
- Linux - exploiting applications and operating system. Low level attacks.
- Linux - application security testing, searching for possible exploits. High-level attacks
- MySQL administration
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Private training can be conducted for groups of any size, according to the Customer's preference. To assure high quality and good learning environment, the group size should not exceed 12.
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 London.
In case of on-demand training at Customer's premises, you provide the necessary facilities (room, computers, projector), we send a trainer to conduct the training, and the cost of a session is calculated for the whole group.
The cost does not vary significantly with the number of participants. There is no minimum number of participants. We recommend no more than 10-12 participants, as above this number, the training becomes much less effective.
The cost of an on-demand training consists of:
- the base training cost, plus
- trainer travel and accommodation charges.
The base price of on-demand training varies on case-by-case basis, but it is usually about the price of an open training for 3-5 persons (regardless of your group size).
The typical travel and accommodation charge 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. When we send you a quotation with the exact amount in your currency, that amount will be valid for 3 months, regardless of any changes in the exchange rate.
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We can also customize 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.
For individual persons for whom all scheduled open training is inconvenient, we offer individual consultation. Virtually all of our training courses are available as such.
During individual consultations, while it can be a direct equivalent of a group training in terms of subject covered, we can also provide more than that – we can solve problems, help choose appropriate solutions and provide advice on the most effective use of chosen tools.
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- course materials,
- snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks,
- course completion certificate,
- one-time consultation with the instructor after course completion.
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