Linux Administration

Instructor-led training (5 days)

• System Architects
• Support Staff
• System Administrators

• Experience with UNIX systems
• Some networking experience is a plus
• No prior administration knowledge is assumed


The course will cover fundamental Linux concepts and the commands and tools used in installing configuring and managing
a Linux environment. The course will focus on the decisions that must be made when planning for a production Linux environment.
Student exercises are included. Syntax of the Linux APIs & syntax of Domain Name Service (DNS) commands are *not* included.
Student handouts will include lecture notes, and exercises as well as a concise Linux.

• A thorough grounding in the elements of Linux
• Coverage of the commands/tools/concepts needed to:
• Plan a production Linux environment
• Install Linux itself
• Install & Configure Applications
• Manage a Linux environment
• Manage Linux filesystems.

Goals: On leaving the class, participants should be able to:
• Install a DCE cell
• Describe each of the following DCE services:
• The Cell Directory Service (CDS)
• The DCE Remote Procedure Call (RPC) mechanism
• The Security Service
• The Distributed Time Service (DTS)
• The Distributed Filesystem (DFS)
• Describe how these services interoperate.
• Describe the benefits of the DCE services.
• Appreciate steps involved in installing applications.
• Awareness of commands and utilities used in managing and configuring a DCE environment.


• Basic Linux commands
• Install
• Network setup & admin
• Email
• LILO & boot options
• Scripting
• Start-up and run levels
• At jobs
• Cron
• Kerberos
• Kernel configuration
• Security (ACLs, permissions etc)

Audio-visual & instructional requirements for on-site classes:

• Overhead projector
• Flip chart or marker board desirable
• Linux Software
• A laptop or PC for each student
• Networked environment

You may download the datasheet for this class as PDF