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Become a Linux Server Admin or Linux Administrator by learning and using in-demand skills with Red Hat Linux & CentOS
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  • Course duration: 9h 0m
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This course will help you fully understand the most important and fundamental concepts of Linux server administration. More importantly, you will be able to put those concepts to use in practical real-world situations. You'll be able to configure, maintain, and support a variety of Linux systems. You can even use the skills you learned to become a Linux System Engineer or Linux System Administrator.

In this course the author has shared his favorite Linux command line tricks. These tips will make your life easier at the command line, speed up your work flow, and make you feel like a certified Linux command line Ninja! If you want to see the pages of Command Line Kung-Fu come to life, then you have to watch these videos!

You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.


Distributed by Manning Publications

This course was created independently by Linux Training Academy and is distributed by Manning through our exclusive liveVideo platform.

prerequisites

This course doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from it.

what you will learn

  • How to get access to a Linux server
  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.
  • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers.
  • What SSH is and how to use it.
  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.
  • The basic Linux commands you'll use most often.
  • Create, rename, move, and delete directories.
  • List, read, create, edit, copy, and delete files.
  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.
  • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.
  • Two methods to search for files and directories.
  • How to compare the contents of files.
  • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them.
  • How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy.
  • How and why to redirect input and output from applications.
  • How to customize your shell prompt.
  • How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history.
  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.
  • How to switch users and run processes as others.
  • How to find and install software.
  • How the boot process works on Linux servers and what you can do to control it.
  • The various types of messages generated by a Linux system, where they're stored, and how to automatically prevent them from filling up your disks.
  • Disk management, partitioning, and file system creation.
  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM) - extending disk space without downtime, migrating data from one storage to another, and more.
  • Managing Linux users and groups.
  • Networking concepts that apply to system administration and specifically how to configure Linux network interfaces.
  • How to configure sudo.
  • Managing process and jobs.
  • Linux shell scripting.

about the instructor

Jason Cannon started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com. Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.

He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. He is also the author of the books "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu."

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