Linux for System Engineers (LFS311) Training in Helena

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Linux for System Engineers (LFS311) class in Helena, Montana by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Linux for System Engineers (LFS311) may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Linux for System Engineers (LFS311) may be taught at one of our local training facilities.

Answers to Popular Questions:

 
Yes, this class can be tailored to meet your specific training needs.
Yes, we provide Linux Unix consulting services.
Yes, group discounts are provided.

Course Description

 
Course Overview This course will teach you everything you need to know to be an advanced systems administrator and to prepare for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification. You will learn: How to design, deploy and maintain a network running under Linux - How to administer the network services - The skills to create and operate a network in any major Linux distribution - How to securely configure the network interfaces - How to deploy and configure file, web, email and name servers - 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.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $2,600 (US)

Prerequisites

For system administrators and IT professionals who need to gain a hands-on knowledge of Linux network configuration and services as well as related topics such as basic security and performance.

Course Outline

 
 
1. Introduction
a. Linux Foundation
b. Linux Foundation Training
c. Linux Foundation Certifications
d. Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
e. E-Learning Course: LFS211
f. Distribution Details
g. Labs
 
2. Linux Networking Concepts and Review
a. OSI Model Introduction and Upper Layers
b. OSI Model Transport Layer
c. OSI Model Network Layer
d. OSI Model Lower Layers
e. Network Topology
f. Domain Name System
g. System Services
h. Managing System Services
i. Labs
 
3. Network Configuration
a. Runtime Network Configuration
b. Boot Time Network Configuration
d. DNS Client
e. Intro to OpenVPN
f. Labs
 
4. Network Troubleshooting and Monitoring
a. Network Troubleshooting
b. Client-Side Troubleshooting
c. Server-Side Troubleshooting
d. Network Monitoring
e. Labs
 
5. Remote Access
a. Remote Access History
b. Intro to Cryptography
c. Secure Remote Access
d. Remote Graphics
e. Labs
 
6. Domain Name Service
a. Overview Of DNS
b. BIND (named) Server
c. BIND Zone Configuration
d. Labs
 
7. HTTP Servers
a. Apache
b. Apache Configuration
c. Apache Virtual Hosts
d. Apache Security
e. Labs
 
8. Advanced HTTP Servers
a. Mod Rewrite
b. Mod Alias
c. Mod Status
d. Mod Include
e. Mod Perl
f. Performance Considerations
g. Labs
 
9. Email Servers
a. Email Overview
b. Postfix
c. Dovecot
d. Labs
 
10. File Sharing
a. FTP
b. vsftpd
c. rsync
d. SSH Based Protocols
e. Other Protocols
f. Labs
 
11. Advanced Networking
a. Routing
b. VLANs
c. DHCP
d. NTP
e. Labs
f. HTTP Caching
g. Overview
h. Squid Configuration
i. Labs
 
12. Network File Systems
a. NFS
b. SMB/CIFS
c. Other Network File Systems
d. Mounting Network File Systems
e. Labs
 
13. Introduction to Network Security
a. Security Concepts
b. Security Practices
c. Security Tools
e. Labs
 
14. Firewalls
a. TCP Wrappers
b. netfilter Concepts
c. Iptables Command
d. Managing IPtables
e. Advanced Firewalls
f. Network Address Translation
g. Labs
 
15. High Availability
a. Overview
b. DRBD
c. Labs
d. Database
e. Introduction
f. Database Management Systems
g. Structured Query Language (SQL)
h. Labs
 
16. System log
a. Overview
b. Remote Logging: Client
c. Remote Logging: Server
d. Labs
 
17. Package Management
a. Installing from Source
b. Package Management
c. Packaging System Benefits
d. Main Package Management Systems
e. Role of Linux Distributions
f. Building RPM Packages
g. RPM Spec File Sections
h. RPM Spec File Example
i. Building Debian Packages
j. Labs

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Linux Unix Uses & Stats

Linux Unix is Used For:
Desktop Mainframe Computers Mobile Devices Embedded Devices
Difficulty
Popularity
Year Created
1991/1971
Pros
Performance:
Linux supports many efficient tools and operates them seamlessly. Because it's architecture is lightweight it runs faster than both Windows 8.1 and 10. 
 
Security:
Because Linux is an open-source software,  anyone can contribute code to help enhance the users’ experience i.e., adding features, fixing bugs, reducing security risks, and more.
 
 
Software Development:
The terminal in Linux is a *wild card*. You can do almost anything with it. This includes software installation, application and server configurations, file system management, and etc.
 
Large-scale:
Open-source projects benefit from having an attentive community. As a result, Linux is more secure than Windows. Instead of installing anti viruses to clean malware, you just have to stick to the recommended repositories. 
 
Efficient: 
Developers have the convenience of running servers, training machine learning models, accessing remote machines, and compiling and running scripts from the same terminal window. 
 
Free: 
Linux is free (you can put it on as many systems as you like) and you can change it to suit your needs.
Cons
Learning Curve: 
Linux is not for everyone, there is a learning curve in switching to Ubuntu. To actually learn Linux efficiently would take a user one to several years.
 
No Tech Support:
Unlike Windows, there isn’t a dedicated tech support, so getting help for things is up to you. 
 
Designer Compatabilty:
Linux is not as user friendly as Windows or as ‘straight out of the box design’ As an example for design choices, Adobe hasn’t released any of its products to Linux users. So it’s impossible to run them directly. The Ubuntu alternative is a free software called GIMP. 
 
Gaming Capabilities: 
Most games aren’t available in Linux. But that’s not to say you can’t make it happen, it's just not as easy.   
Linux Unix Job Market
Average Salary
$85k-$105k
Job Count
n/a
Top Job Locations

New York City
Boston
San Francisco 

Complimentary Skills to have along with Linux Unix
The following are types of jobs that may require Linux skills.  The top 15 job titles on Dice.com that mention Linux in their postings are:
- DevOps Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Java Developer
- Systems Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Senior Software Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Python Developer
- Linux Systems Administrator
- Software Developer
- System Administrator
- Linux Administrator
- Linux Engineer
- Senior Java Developer
- C++ Developer

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