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Introduction to Linux System Administration

Course Summary

The Introduction to Linux System Administration training course is designed to demonstrate the fundamentals of Linux and the common configuration elements and core command-line tools to effectively work in the Linux environment.

The course begins with by introducing Linux, setting up Linux, working with Linux files, and archiving and compression. Next, it examines over the vi editor, Linux processes, and shell basics. The course concludes with an overview of regular expressions, text processing, working with remote systems and software management.

Learn how to effectively administer a Linux development box.
Developers, Q/A, and devops engineers needing to learn basic Linux administration.
Business Analyst - Project Manager - Q/A - Software Developer - Technical Manager - Web Developer
Skill Level
Learning Spikes - Workshops
5 Days
Related Technologies
Linux | Server Administration


Productivity Objectives
  • Identify how to setup and configure a basic Linux installation
  • Summarize how to configure and determine basic networking properties
  • Create users and groups, and evaluate permissions accordingly
  • Apply common Unix file system commands, like ls, mv, etc.
  • Analyze control processes
  • Administer file and file content searches
  • Demonstrate how to parse files using sed, awk, and grep
  • Identify how to automate simple tasks using shell scripts
  • Employ Cron to set background tasks

What You'll Learn:

In the Introduction to Linux System Administration training course, you'll learn:
  • Introduction to Linux
    • What is Linux?
    • The Linux landscape
    • Understand the Linux architecture
  • Setting Up Linux
    • Install Linux
    • Log in
    • Access the System
    • Utilize shells to issue commands
    • General Command Syntax
    • Online documentation
    • Change the password
    • Log out
  • Working with Linux Files
    • Characteristics of Unix/Linux Files
    • File System Hierarchy
    • Directories and subdirectories
    • Work with directories
    • List Directory Contents
    • Special files
    • Manipulate files
    • Manage files
    • Permissions
    • Default permissions (using umask)
  • Archiving and Compression
    • Archives with tar
    • Archives with cpio
    • The gzip Compression Utility
    • The bzip2 Compression Utility
  • The vi Editor (or vim on Linux)
    • Characteristics of vi
    • Start vi
    • Command Structure (operators and operands)
    • Shortcuts (keyboard macros)
    • Insert text
    • Move the Cursor
    • Delete text
    • Change text
    • Screen Control (scrolling)
    • Global search and replace
    • Cut and Paste
    • Load, save and exit
    • Set options in vi
    • Miscellaneous Command (only for vim)
  • Linux Processes (process lifecycle, ps/nice/kill commands, process scheduling)
    • Process Structure
    • Process Lifecycle
    • Monitor running processes
    • Shell script execution
    • Process priorities
    • Modify the nice Bias
    • Background processes
    • Kill [rocesses
    • Job Control
  • Shell Basics
    • What is a Shell?
    • Types of Shells
    • I/O Redirection
    • Utilize Pipes
    • Utilize Wildcards for Filenames
    • Command substitution
    • Variable substitution
  • Using the Bash Shell (command history, aliases, environment variables)
    • Shell background
    • Automatic configuration
    • Command history
    • Command prompt customization
    • Command line editing
    • Set Shell options
    • Aliases (command macros)
    • Predefined Environment Variables
    • Example Startup Scripts (.profile, etc.)
  • Introduction to Shell Scripting (bash)
    • Positional parameters
    • Input and output
    • Math
    • Conditional statements
    • Flow Control: case
    • Read Files with while
    • Functions
    • Startup Files (.exrc and .vimrc)
  • Regular Expressions (metacharacters used when searching text files)
    • Background
    • Regular Expression Character classes
    • Regular Expression Quantifiers
    • Regular Express Parenthesis
  • Text Processing
    • Examine Log Files with head and tail
    • Field and character extraction with cut
    • Combine multiple files with paste
    • Find Files that match criteria using find
    • The grep Command
    • Utilize REGEX with grep
    • The sed Command
    • Work with awk
  • Working with Remote systems
    • The Secure Shell (SSH)
    • ssh and sshd configuration
    • Access remote shells
    • Alternate login mechanisms (telnet)
    • Utilize scp to transfer files
    • Alternative file transfer mechanisms (ftp, sftp)
    • SSH Key management
  • Software Management
    • Command Line Internet - Non-interactive
    • Command Line Internet - Interactive
    • Manage Software Dependencies
    • Work with RPMs
    • Utilize the YUM command
“I appreciated the instructor's technique of writing live code examples rather than using fixed slide decks to present the material.”


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