Linux Jumpstart for UNIX System Administrators SPVC LX15DG

4 days


This course will enable you to transfer your generic UNIX system administration skills to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and Fedora Linux. This course includes lectures and lab exercises to reinforce what was taught in lecture.

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This course is for UNIX system administrators who implement and administer Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).

Skills Gained

  • Discuss the history of Linux
  • Perform a network and automatic installation
  • Use Linux online documentation
  • Understand and manipulate Linux startup and shutdown flow
  • Identify system administration tools
  • Identify and use utilities to install and update software packages
  • Identify and use common Linux block devices
  • Describe, create, and use Linux filesystems
  • Create and manage Linux users and groups
  • Learn common troubleshooting methods
  • Describe and use memory management utilities
  • Describe and configure virtualization using Xen


You should have:

  • experience as a UNIX system administrator, and
  • experience as a UNIX TCP/IP network administrator, including TCP/IP configuration, routing, and networking software, such as Domain Name System (DNS), Network File System (NFS), and Network Information Service (NIS)
  • or equivalent experience

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to Linux
  • Exercise 1 - Introduction to Linux
  • Unit 2 - Installing Linux
  • Exercise 2 - Installing Linux
  • Unit 3 - Linux documentation
  • Exercise 3 - Linux documentation
  • Unit 4 - Startup and shutdown
  • Exercise 4 - Startup and shutdown

Day 2

  • Unit 5 - System administration tools
  • Exercise 5 - System administration tools
  • Unit 6 - Package management
  • Exercise 6 - Package management
  • Unit 7 - X Window system
  • Exercise 7 - X Window system
  • Unit 8 - User administration
  • Exercise 8 - User administration

Day 3

  • Unit 9 - Block devices, RAID, LVM
  • Exercise 9 - Block devices, RAID, LVM
  • Unit 10 - Filesystems
  • Exercise 10 - Filesystems
  • Unit 11 - Kernel configuration
  • Exercise 11 - Kernel configuration
  • Unit 12 - Memory management
  • Exercise 12 - Memory management

Day 4

  • Unit 13 - Virtualization
  • Exercise 13 - Virtualization
  • Unit 14 - Troubleshooting
  • Exercise 14 - Troubleshooting

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Somerset Bath4 3000 £3000 2019-12-16
London London4 3000 £3000 2019-12-18
London London4 3000 £3000 2019-12-19
Somerset Bath4 3000 £3000 2020-02-17
Somerset Bath4 3000 £3000 2020-05-18