Linux System Administration (LFS301) Training in Rocky Mount

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Linux System Administration (LFS301) class in Rocky Mount, North Carolina by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Linux System Administration (LFS301) 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 System Administration (LFS301) may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
Rocky-Mount Upcoming Instructor Led Online and Public Linux System Administration (LFS301) classes
Virtual Instructor-Led
Linux System Administration (LFS301) Training/Class 6 July, 2020 - 9 July, 2020 $2800
HSG Training Center
Rocky-Mount, North Carolina
Hartmann Software Group Training Registration
Virtual Instructor-Led
Linux System Administration (LFS301) Training/Class 3 August, 2020 - 6 August, 2020 $2800
HSG Training Center
Rocky-Mount, North Carolina
Hartmann Software Group Training Registration
Virtual Instructor-Led
Linux System Administration (LFS301) Training/Class 31 August, 2020 - 3 September, 2020 $2800
HSG Training Center
Rocky-Mount, North Carolina
Hartmann Software Group Training Registration
Virtual Instructor-Led
Linux System Administration (LFS301) Training/Class 28 September, 2020 - 1 October, 2020 $2800
HSG Training Center
Rocky-Mount, North Carolina
Hartmann Software Group Training Registration
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

Learn and practice essential Linux system administration tasks. This course is not specific to a particular Linux distribution and presents information about using Linux in a commercial environment.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $2800 (US)


Linux Fundamentals, installation, configuration, and some system administration experience recommended.

Course Outline



Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation Training

Laboratory Exercises

System Startup and Shutdown 

Understanding the Boot Sequence

The Grand Unified Boot Loader

GRUB Configuration Files

System Configuration Files in /etc

The init Process

SysVinit Startup

chkconfig and service



Shutting down/Rebooting the System

Linux Filesystem Tree Layout 

Data Distinctions

FHS Linux Standard Directory Tree

root (/) directory





/lib and /lib64












Kernel Services and Configuration 

Kernel Overview

Kernel Configuration


Kernel Modules

Module Utilities

Module Configuration

udev and Device Management

Partitioning and Formatting Disks 

Common Disk Types

Disk Geometry


Naming Disk Devices

Sizing up partitions

Partition table editors

Linux Filesystems 

Some Notes About Filesystems

Virtual Filesystem (VFS)

Filesystem Concepts

Disk and Filesystem Usage

Extended Attributes




Creating and formatting filesystems

Checking and Repairing Filesystems

Mounting filesystems


Filesystem Quotas



RAID Levels

Software RAID Configuration

Logical Volume Management (LVM)

Volumes and Volume Groups

Working with Logical Volumes

Resizing Logical Volumes

LVM Snapshots


Programs and Processes

Process States

Execution Modes


Creating Processes

Process Monitoring



Package Management Systems 

Software Packaging Concepts

RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)

DPKG (Debian Package)

Package Installers 

Package Installers




User and Group Account Management 

User Accounts



Restricted Shells and Accounts

The root Account

Group Management

PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)

Authentication Process

Configuring PAM

LDAP Authentication

File Permissions and Ownership


Backup and Recovery Methods 

Backup Basics



Compression: gzip, bzip2 and xz and Backups



dump and restore


Backup Programs


IP Addresses


Configuring Network Interfaces


Name Resolution

Network Diagnostics






Source Management

Service and Port Management

Local System Security 

Local System Security

Creating a Security Policy

Updates and Security

Physical Security

Filesystem Security

Linux Security Modules

Basic Troubleshooting and System Rescue 

Troubleshooting Overview

Things to Check: Networking

Boot Process Failures

Filesystem Corruption and Recovery

Virtual Consoles

Rescue Media and Troubleshooting

System Rescue and Recovery

Evaluation Survey

Course Directory [training on all levels]

Upcoming Classes
Gain insight and ideas from students with different perspectives and experiences.

Linux Unix Uses & Stats

Linux Unix is Used For:
Desktop Mainframe Computers Mobile Devices Embedded Devices
Year Created
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. 
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.
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. 
Developers have the convenience of running servers, training machine learning models, accessing remote machines, and compiling and running scripts from the same terminal window. 
Linux is free (you can put it on as many systems as you like) and you can change it to suit your needs.
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
Job Count
Top Job Locations

New York City
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 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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