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This five-day course provides the student with the knowledge to perform system administrator tasks relating to the administration of filesystems.

Course Outline
This five-day course provides the student with the knowledge to perform system administrator tasks relating to the administration of filesystems, including set uid bit for permissions, partition management, mounting and unmounting, disk diagnostics, RAID, LVM and NFS disk types, and disk quotas. The course finishes with administration of hardware devices, basic networking, including TCP/IP, and system troubleshooting.

Entry level system administrators who want to move into more practical, in-depth Linux administration.

Duration: 5 days

Course Outline
1. Advanced Permissions
  • Special Permission: setuid
  • Special Permission: setgid
  • Special Permission: sticky bit
  • Access Control Lists

2. Administering Partitions
  • Device names
  • Virtual filesystems vs. physical filesystems
  • Why have partitions?
  • Which partitions should you create?
  • Creating and modifying partitions with fdisk
  • Creating and modifying partitions with parted
  • The mkfs command
  • The mke2fs command
  • Create a partition label

3. Mounting filesystems
  • What is mounting?
  • The mount command
  • Mount rules
  • The umount command
  • umount rules
  • Mounting automatically at boot
  • The mount -a command
  • The umount -a command
  • Review: the df command
  • Mounting CDs and floppy disks
  • Swap partitions and files

4. Administering the Filesystem
  • Filesystem details
  • The mke2fs command
  • The ext2 and ext3 filesystems
  • Why filesystems break
  • Fixing filesystems with fsck
  • fsck examples
  • Displaying filesystem attributes
  • Modifying filesystem attributes

  • RAID basics
  • Hardware & software RAIDs
  • RAID levels
  • The mdadm command
  • RAID disk recovery

6. Logical Volumes
  • What is LVM?
  • LVM terms
  • Initializing hard disks or partitions
  • Creating a Volume Group
  • Activating and deactivating a Volume Group
  • Deleting a Volume Group
  • Deleting a Physical Volume from a Volume Group
  • Adding a Physical Volume to a Volume Group
  • Displaying Volume Group information
  • Displaying Physical Volume information
  • Creating a Logical Volume
  • Displaying Logical Volume information
  • Using a Logical Volume

Linux Level 2 – Advanced Linux Administration
  • Extending a Logical Volume
  • Reducing a Logical Volume
  • Making backups using snapshot
  • Deleting a Logical Volume

7. Network Filesystems
  • What is NFS?
  • NFS benefits
  • NFS daemons
  • Starting server daemons
  • Setting up a NFS server
  • Setting up a NFS client
  • Using automount

8. Disk Quotas
  • Configuring a filesystem to support disk quotas
  • Initializing the disk quota database
  • Assigning quotas to user accounts
  • Assigning quotas to group accounts
  • Working with soft limits
  • Displaying quota information
  • Issuing warnings
  • Turning quota checking on and off

9. Hardware Management
  • Compatibility
  • Device Nodes
  • Displaying hardware information
  • Configuring hardware

10. Advanced X Configuration
  • X Window System components
  • The process of starting X Window Server
  • X Window security with xhost
  • X Window security with xauth
  • X Window security with ssh
  • X Font Server

11. Shell Scripting
  • Scripting basics
  • Review of Variable Usage
  • Review of Quoting
  • Arguments
  • if statements
  • Test conditions
  • while loops
  • until loops
  • The break statement
  • The continue statement
  • The case statement
  • for loops
  • Exit Status
  • Functions
  • Advanced Input/Output
  • Signals
  • Debugging

12. Fundamentals of TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP-based protocols
  • IP addresses
  • Subnetting
  • IP routing
  • DNS
  • DHCP

13. TCP/IP Configuration
  • Configuring a network interface
  • Global network settings
  • DNS client settings
  • The Name Service Switch configuration file
  • Network configuration utilities

14. Printer Management
  • CUPS
  • LPD and LPRng
  • Setting up a CUPS printer
  • Printing Files
  • Monitoring the print queue
  • Canceling print jobs
  • Specifying a default printer
  • Printer classes
  • Checking printer status
  • Managing the print queue
  • Printing with different priorities
  • Controlling printer status
  • Moving print jobs
  • Recovering from printer problems
  • Removing a printer

15. Troubleshooting
  • User Access Problems
  • System Boot Problems
  • Problems with the X Window System
  • Networking Problems
  • Filesystem Problems
  • Using the Troubleshooting Steps
  • Using Recovery Run Levels
  • The Rescue Environment
16. Appendix A - Preparing for Certification Exams
17. Appendix B - Preparing for RHCE and RHCT Exams
18. Appendix C - Preparing for the LPI Exams
19. Appendix D - Preparing for the Linux+ Exam

Prerequisites & Certificates

Linux Level I or equivalent experience.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations less than 2 business weeks before the expected delivery date are eligible for a 50% refund, or a credit voucher will be provided for regularly scheduled courses (choice being that of the registrant). Credit Vouchers are transferable within the same company. Please send your cancellation notice to info@itplanit.com.
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This course was very, very interesting due to the instructor. He was simple, gave good examples and made a few jokes. Also, being only 5 participants was a bonus for us as we were able to share our experiences in a timely manner.
Reviewed by 2016
I think there is too much material to cover in one session. It's a lot of information to absorb all at once.
Reviewed by 2013
The only thing I would add...if you know you don't have many participants, hands on practice would be great. I would like to have had more time applying what i learned in a diagram. Once I got back to my office...i didn't know how to move a shape and associated text together. I also would like to know where I can see all the shapes offered by visio instead of searching for the shape and not knowing what to call it?
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting she made a potentially dry subject appear. Non-stop, great snacks provided all day from ham/egg bagels for breakfast, muffins, Valentines chocolate, chips, popcorn, gumball machine, coffee, juices etc etc. Perfect location for me as it was 2 blocks from my office.
Reviewed by 2013
I had no problem with the instructor's technigues, methods or delivery of the course material. He made what was otherwise fairly dry material as interesting as he possible and augmented it with practical examples that the class could relate to. The training facility and staff were also comendable, however what can't be overlooked is the IT infrastructure. During the exam the problems with latency were so bad that it affected my ability to concentrate on the material. Prior to the exam I completed 2 practice exams on paper in 35 & 37 minutes respectively. Doing the exam online it took over 1.5 hrs because it would take between 30 & 60 sec to refresh the page and show the next question. At times when I attempted to go back and review quesgtions I had marked I found my original answer wasn't recorded & I'd have to answer the question a second time. By the end of 70 min I was so digruntled I couldn't wait to finish regardless of the end result. It may not seem fair to evaluate the favility in this manner, but as a student the outcome is the ultimate measurement of a training favility.
Reviewed by 2013
A very interesting course. Claude Gerin, our instructor, was excellent in making this a very interesting and learning experience. THANKS!
Reviewed by 2012

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