Linux Level 2 - Advanced Linux Administration Training

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Course Description

This five-day course provides the student with the knowledge to perform system administrator tasks relating to the administration of filesystems, including set uid bit for permissions, partition management, mounting and unmounting, disk diagnostics, RAID, LVM and NFS disk types, and disk quotas. The course finishes with administration of hardware devices, basic networking, including TCP/IP, and system troubleshooting.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)


Linux Level I or equivalent experience.

Course Outline


Advanced Permissions
Special Permission: setuid
Special Permission: setgid
Special Permission: sticky bit
Access Control Lists

Administering Partitions
Device names
Virtual filesystems vs. physical filesystems
Why have partitions?
Which partitions should you create?
Creating and modifying partitions with fdisk
Creating and modifying partitions with parted
The mkfs command
The mke2fs command
Create a partition label

Mounting filesystems
What is mounting?
The mount command
Mount rules
The umount command
umount rules
Mounting automatically at boot
The mount -a command
The umount -a command
Review: the df command
Mounting CDs and floppy disks
Swap partitions and files

Administering the Filesystem
Filesystem details
The mke2fs command
The ext2 and ext3 filesystems
Why filesystems break
Fixing filesystems with fsck
fsck examples
Displaying filesystem attributes
Modifying filesystem attributes

RAID basics
Hardware & software RAIDs
RAID levels
The mdadm command
RAID disk recovery

Logical Volumes
What is LVM?
LVM terms
Initializing hard disks or partitions
Creating a Volume Group
Activating and deactivating a Volume Group
Deleting a Volume Group
Deleting a Physical Volume from a Volume Group
Adding a Physical Volume to a Volume Group
Displaying Volume Group information
Displaying Physical Volume information
Creating a Logical Volume
Displaying Logical Volume information
Using a Logical Volume
Extending a Logical Volume
Reducing a Logical Volume
Making backups using snapshot
Deleting a Logical Volume

Network Filesystems
What is NFS?
NFS benefits
NFS daemons
Starting server daemons
Setting up a NFS server
Setting up a NFS client
Using automount

Disk Quotas
Configuring a filesystem to support disk quotas
Initializing the disk quota database
Assigning quotas to user accounts
Assigning quotas to group accounts
Working with soft limits
Displaying quota information
Issuing warnings
Turning quota checking on and off
Hardware Management
Device Nodes
Displaying hardware information
Configuring hardware

Advanced X Configuration
X Window System components
The process of starting X Window Server
X Window security with xhost
X Window security with xauth
X Window security with ssh
X Font Server

Shell Scripting
Scripting basics
Review of Variable Usage
Review of Quoting
if statements
Test conditions
while loops
until loops
The break statement
The continue statement
The case statement
for loops
Exit Status
Advanced Input/Output

Fundamentals of TCP/IP
TCP/IP-based protocols
IP addresses
IP routing

TCP/IP Configuration
Configuring a network interface
Global network settings
DNS client settings
The Name Service Switch configuration file
Network configuration utilities

Printer Management
LPD and LPRng
Setting up a CUPS printer
Printing Files
Monitoring the print queue
Canceling print jobs
Specifying a default printer
Printer classes
Checking printer status
Managing the print queue
Printing with different priorities
Controlling printer status
Moving print jobs
Recovering from printer problems
Removing a printer

User Access Problems
System Boot Problems
Problems with the X Window System
Networking Problems
Filesystem Problems
Using the Troubleshooting Steps
Using Recovery Run Levels
The Rescue Environment

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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