Linux Level 1 - Intro to Linux Use and Administration Training

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Course Description

This five-day course provides the student with the knowledge to use Linux both as an end user and as an entry-level system administrator. Students will learn the basic command line utilities to navigate the file system and manipulate files, including use of the vi editor and file permissions. The course includes an overview of the available Linux GUI front ends, and specifically looks at the configuration and use of Gnome. System administration topics such as job control, installation and configuration are covered before the basic admin tasks of installing packages, managing users, and booting the system.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)



Course Outline


Basic Linux Concepts
Definition of Linux
History of Linux
Basic Linux Terms
Accessing a Linux Machine
Logging In

Using the GUIs
Linux GUI?s
Using Gnome
Configuring Gnome
Virtual Terminals
Fixing Gnome Problems

The Filesystem
Definition of Filesystem
Filesystem Terms
Using Pathnames
Listing Files
Making Directories
Removing Directories
Accessing CD-ROM and Floppy Drives

Handling Files
Copying Files
Moving Files
Removing Files
Looking at the Contents of Files
Useful Commands

File Manipulation
Word Count
Man Pages
Filter Commands
Finding Files
Finding Commands

Definition of Metacharacters
The ; Character
Using tee

Shell Features
Variable Usage in the BASH Shell
Variables Usage in the TCSH Shell
Name Completion
Command Line Editing

File Security
Basic Linux Permissions
Setting Default Permissions

The vi Editor
What is vi?
vi Modes
Movement Commands
Input Commands
Delete and Search Commands
Advanced Commands

Jobs and Processes
Starting Jobs
Pausing Jobs
Restarting Jobs
Stopping Jobs
Using nohup
Controlling Job Priority
File Compression
Additional Compression Commands

Hardware Requirements for Linux
Installation Methods

Advanced Installation
Expert Installation
Network Installation

Post Installation
Basic Network Configuration
Post Install File
Displaying Disk Usage by Directory
Displaying Disk Usage by File System
Configuring the X Window System
Additional Configurations (keyboard, mouse, etc.)

Software Administration
Using RPM
Listing Package Information
Removing Packages
Installing Packages
Updating Packages
Verifying Package
Additional RPM Features
Red Hat Network
GUI Tools
Installing Non-Packaged Software
Finding software
Package management with Debian

Maintaining User Accounts
The /etc/passwd File
The /etc/shadow File
The /etc/group File
The /etc/gshadow File
The groupadd Command
The groupdel Command
The groupmod Command
The gpasswd Command
The grpck Command
The useradd Command
The userdel Command
The usermod Command
Additional Change User Commands
GUI Tools

Administrating Initialization
What are Initialization Files?
A Review of Common Customizations
The bash Shell Initialization Files
The tcsh Shell Initialization Files
Testing Initialization Files
Additional login files

The Boot Process
The Boot Sequence
Run Levels
The init Phase
Changing to Different Run Levels
Modifying Run Levels

crontab and at
Using crontab
The anacron script
The at command

Appendix A - Preparing for Certification Exams

Appendix B - Preparing for RHCE and RHCT Exams

Appendix C - Preparing for the LPI Exams

Appendix D - Preparing for the Linux+ Exam

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