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Linux System Administration - CBT

Course Length: Price:

Purchase Options:
30 hours
$1299 - plus applicable taxes

Complete CBT ($1299 + tax)
Individual CBT Component: Part I - Installation and Startup ($499 + tax)
Individual CBT Component: Part II - Administrative Setup ($499 + tax)
Individual CBT Component: Part III - System Management ($499 + tax)
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Computer-based Training (CBT)

The CBT course includes DVDs with Flash-based lessons and a virtual machine that you can use to perform lab exercises. The virtual machine enables you to perform "destructive" lab exercises without altering your system configuration. The CBT is broken into three main parts:

Part I: Installation and Startup Module 1: Installation covers installing Linux, including typical system requirements and the various configuration elements encountered during the installation process.
Module 2: RPM covers the RPM package manager, the information contained in RPM package labels and files, and some of the basic RPM commands.
Module 3: Startup and Shutdown covers the boot sequence, configuring GRUB, and shutting down a Linux system.
Module 4: Runlevels covers the purpose of runlevels, explains how runlevels activate different services, and describes source scripts.
Part II: Administrative Setup Module 5: User and Group Account Administration covers creating, managing, and maintaining user and group accounts.
Module 6: Partitioning discusses disk partition tables and how to create, modify, and delete partitions.
Module 7: Filesystems covers common filesystems, how to mount and unmount filesystems, disk quotas, and filesystem check and repair.
Module 8: LVM covers logical volumes and volume groups, how to create a logical volume using LVM, and how to make a filesystem on the logical volume.
Part III: System Management Module 9: Processes looks at various aspects of processes, including attributes, states, life cycle, and creation. It also covers sending signals to processes, changing their priority, and monitoring processes.
Module 10: Virtual Memory covers memory statistics, virtual memory swapping areas, and using the /proc filesystem.
Module 11: System Logging covers the purpose of system logging, how to configure and manage the logger configuration file, and how to use logrotate to manage configuration files.
Module 12: cron and at explains the major components of the cron and at/batch subsystems. It also describes how to use the crontab format.

Class Hours

  • There are no set class hours for this course; this class is self-paced and allows you to start and stop training as best fits your individual needs.
  • NOTE: Because this CBT is intended to be self-paced instructional packages that you can start and stop at your convenience, no instructor interaction is provided with this delivery method. If you want to have an instructor available to answer any questions you have as you complete a course, you might prefer attending one of our instructor-led courses.

System Requirements
The system that you use to run the CBT must meet the following requirements:

  • Windows XP with SP2 or greater, Windows Vista with SP1 or greater, openSUSE 10.2 or greater, SLES 9 or greater, RHEL 4.6 or greater, or Ubuntu 6.06 or greater
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or higher, Firefox 2.x or higher, or another modern browser
  • Adobe Flash 7.x or higher
  • 16 GB free hard disk space
  • Audio capability
  • For best performance, we recommend using a system that has at least a dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM.