This is a foundation course on building and maintaining a server for Linux professionals and system administrators. The focus is on basic network configuration, networking services security, remote access configuration and administration of Linux server. The course covers system logging, inter-networking and services security, which are designed to help administrators ensure that their systems are secure. Students perform basic administrative tasks such as adding and managing users, creating and maintaining file systems, imposing a security policy, maintaining shell and Perl scripts, installing and supporting network facilities such as NFS, DNS and DHCP. Instruction includes hands-on lab exercises.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to administer and manage networked services on Linux-based platforms in a business environment.
To practice, students are encouraged to have Debian Linux 5.0 or 6.0 installed on their computer systems. Instructor will provide download and installation instructions in the first class.
Skills Needed: A basic knowledge of Linux, networks, or comparable industry experience.