5 Day(s)


The course is aimed at system administrators with up to 1 year's experience


  • Those who will be administering Linux network.

Skills Gained

Upon completion of this course, the attendee will more aware of

  • Be competent on Linux systems including Redhat/Fedora Debian and Ubuntu and SUSE
  • Install configure Linux Servers
  • Be competent with administrating daemons/services including SSH, NTP, CUPS Printing
  • Install new hardware and configure it for use
  • Manage users and permissions

Course Specifics

Course Outline

System Architecture

  • Determine and Configure hardware
  • Boot the System
  • Change run-levels and shutdown and reboot the system

Linux installation and Package Management

  • Design Hard disk layout
  • Install a boot manager
  • Managed shared libraries
  • Use Debian package manager
  • Use Redhats RPM and Yum

GNU and Unix command

  • Work on the command line
  • Process text streams using filters
  • Perform basic file management
  • Use Streams Pipes and Redirects
  • Create monitor and Kill processes
  • Modify Process execution priorities
  • Search text files using regular expressions
  • Basic Vi

Devices, Linux file systems and the FHS

  • Creating partitions and file systems
  • Maintain the integrity of the file systems
  • Mount and un-mount file systems
  • Disk quotas
  • File permissions and ownership
  • Create and change hard and symbolic links
  • Find files on the system and put files in the right location. FHS

Shells Scripting and Data Management

  • Customise and use the shell environment
  • Customize and write simple scripts
  • SQL data management

User interface and desktop

  • Install and configure X11
  • Setup a display Manager
  • Accessibility

Administrative tasks

  • Manage users and groups
  • Automate system tasks using cron at and batch
  • Localisation

Essential System Services

  • Maintain system time
  • System Logging
  • Mail transfer agents
  • Manage Printers

Network Fundamentals

  • Fundamentals of internet protocols
  • Basic Network Configuration
  • Basic Network troubleshooting
  • Client side DNS setup


  • Perform security administration tasks
  • Setup host security
  • Securing data with encryption

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
5 2500 £2500 2018-08-09