This course will help you see how much you can enjoy system administration, and how there is a life outside of your current role. Linux is prevalent, it is at the heart of "the cloud" and is hosting companies both big and small. In a recent survey, 93-percent of employers suggested that they plan to hire a Linux professional. This course is designed to get you up and running with Linux starting with the install, and passing through to basic management such as installing software and managing the file system. Being able to see these tasks completed in different Linux flavors will help you understand which Linux distribution is best for you, and prepare you for the vendor neutral certification for the LPI (Linux Professional Institute). This is an administration course, so basic concepts of system administration are expected, but prior knowledge of Linux or Unix systems is not required. We at Pluralsight would like you to again understand the enjoyment that system administration once gave you.
Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin
and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).
Course Introduction Welcome to this Pluralsight course. My name is Andrew Mallett, and I will be your instructor for this, the Linux Installation and Initial Configuration course. We're going to take a look at what's in this course and why you need to attend. Out on a limb here, but I'm guessing you're at least a little interested in learning about Linux administration, or otherwise, you wouldn't be here, would you? You might be new into Linux or just wanting to polish up some administration skills, and to be honest, this is probably a very good time to become involved career-wise with Linux. In 2013, the Linux Foundation funded a Linux job report that found that many businesses need Linux skills, and they need them now. Ninety-three percent of employers are planning to hire during 2013, 90% of managers will say it was difficult to find trained Linux personnel, and there was a 9% increase in Linux salaries during that period, so that's not too bad either, is it? So certification. Certification might be one of your goals in attending this course, although perhaps not the primary goal. We know it does help when talking to potential employers, and you'll be pleased to know that we meet 50% of the objectives with the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 exam, 117-101. The other 50% are met in a subsequent course. So hopefully this has got the introductions over and done with, and we'll be back in a few moments to show you what we're going to cover.