Getting Started with Linux System Administration

by David Clinton

There are all kinds of job roles that would go better with Linux admin skills. Whether you're primarily responsible for DevOps deployments, web applications, databases, or CI/CD infrastructure, you really can't go wrong with more Linux.

What you'll learn

If you're looking to become more effective with system administration in Linux, this course might be just what you need. In this course, Getting Started with Linux System Administration, you'll be introduced to some Linux administration basics. First, you'll learn about monitoring and optimizing a Linux server. Next, you'll be configuring user accounts and groups to closely control access to resources. Finally, you'll explore how to harden your server by ensuring that your data is appropriately encrypted and network ports aren't unnecessarily left open. When you're done, you'll have Linux skills that can add value to a broad range of IT projects.

About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted. David has administered, written about, and created training material for many cutting edge technical subjects, including Linux systems, Cloud Computing (in particular Amazon's AWS), container technologies like Docker, and many in-demand DevOps tools.

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