Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking (LFS311) Training

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Course Description

This course will teach you how to design, deploy and maintain a network running under Linux and to administer the network services most commonly found in enterprise environments. In this four day course you'll learn the skills, tools and knowledge to fully design, implement and operate a network with any major Linux distribution. You will learn how to configure the system network interfaces in a reliable and optimal way while constantly keeping security aspects in mind. You will also gain hands-on experience with the deployment and configuration of several important network services, such as file, web, email and name servers using reference implementations that are commonly found in large enterprise environments.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $2200 (US)


Students attending this course should be comfortable with local system administration topics including file copying and editing, managing local users, installing packages and generally operating a Linux system from both a graphical or command line interface. Basic experience with common network clients such as telnet and ssh is helpful but not strictly required.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Logistics
  2. Linux Networking Concepts and Review
    • OSI Model Introduction and Upper Layers
    • OSI Model Transport Layer
    • OSI Model Network Layer
    • OSI Model Lower Layers
    • Network Topology
    • Domain Name System
    • System Services
    • Managing System Services
  3. Network Configuration
    • Runtime Network Configuration
    • Boot Time Network Configuration
    • Intro to OpenVPN
  4. Network Troubleshooting and Monitoring
    • Network Troubleshooting
    • Client-Side Troubleshooting
    • Server-Side Troubleshooting
    • Network Monitoring
  5. Remote Access
    • Remote Access History
    • Intro to Cryptography
    • Secure Remote Access
    • Remote Graphics
  6. Domain Name Service
    • Overview Of DNS
    • BIND (named) Server
    • BIND Zone Configuration
  7. HTTP Servers
    • Apache
    • Apache Configuration
    • Apache Virtual Hosts
    • Apache Security
  8. Advanced HTTP Servers
    • Mod Rewrite
    • Mod Alias
    • Mod Status
    • Mod Include
    • Mod Perl
    • Performance Considerations
  9. Email Servers
    • Email Overview
    • Postfix
    • Dovecot
  10. File Sharing
    • FTP
    • Vsftpd
    • Rsync
    • SSH Based Protocols
    • Other Protocols
  11. Advanced Networking
    • Routing
    • VLANs
    • DHCP
    • NTP
  12. HTTP Caching
    • Overview
    • Squid Configuration
  13. Network File Systems
    • NFS
    • SMB/CIFS
    • Other Network File Systems
  14. Introduction to Network Security
    • Security Concepts
    • Security Practices
    • Security Tools
  15. Firewalls
    • TCP Wrappers
    • Netfilter Concepts
    • Iptables Command
    • Managing IPtables
    • Advanced Firewalls

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