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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Audience: IT Professionals

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Description

This instructor-led course will prepare students for the 2009 CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. It provides a comprehensive look at common tasks performed by system administrators. This includes installation, management of Linux systems from the command line and the GUI, user administration, file permissions, customization, software configuration, management of Linux-based clients, troubleshooting, and much more. Expanded coverage of networking and security are covered, which is in step with the CompTIA exam objectives.

Audience:

This course is intended for IT professionals who are specializing in the Linux+ platform. Oracle and Novell recognize CompTIA’s Linux+ certification in certain tracks, and it is recommended for Hitachi Electronics and Fujitsu Japan employees.

This course features:

Video Lectures and Expert Instruction:

Our unique delivery simulates a one-on-one classroom environment, creating a more personal learning experience. Our highly certified expert instructors possess a superior understanding of the subject matter in their fields and have the ability to convey this knowledge in an effective, engaging, and professional manner to a wide audience. Practical knowledge is essential for success in a real world environment and we have chosen our instructors with this in mind - many of our instructors are business owners and have been employed in their respective fields for decades!

Demonstrations:

The hands-on demonstrations in our training allow the student to view practical application of concepts in real-world environments. Demonstrations are a way for the instructor to present how to perform a task on-screen in front of the student. This feature gives the student the power to see tasks performed by a professional in the intended environment as many times as they would like, without purchasing expensive software.

PowerPoint Slides and Visuals:

Our courses feature PowerPoint slides to illustrate concepts and complement the expert instruction. Many of the in-depth theories and processes discussed in our courses can be learned most efficiently through the detailed PowerPoint slides we provide. These slides are accompanied by an instructor voiceover to provide our students with a clear, efficient, and complete presentation of concepts.

Student Workbooks

Our courses feature printable Student Workbooks for every chapter. Our printable Student Workbooks are a study tool that allows students to take notes and bring the course material with them when they may not have access to a computer. Workbooks can also be used electronically to quickly review PowerPoint slides and training topics.

 

Topics Covered

Course Introduction - Duration: 10m

Unit 01 - Installation - Duration: 52m

Topic A: Linux Introduction

  • Ubuntu with OpenOffice / Firefox
  • Linux Platforms
  • Popular Distros
  • Software Licensing
  • Non-licensing Terminology
  • Demo - Exploring Linux and Licensing

Topic B: Pre-installation Tasks

  • Pre-installation Tasks
  • Installation Types
  • Installation Files
  • ISO Burning Applications

Topic C: Linux Installation

  • File Systems
  • Partitioning
  • Minimum Partitions
  • Demo - Installing Linux
  • Logging On
  • Demo - Logging into Debian
  • Unit 01 Review

Unit 02 - Using Linux - Duration: 2h 24m

Topic A: Graphical User Interfaces

  • User Interface Architecture
  • Demo - Exploring User Interfaces
  • Desktop Environments
  • GNOME
  • GNOME Environment
  • KDE
  • Xfce
  • Linux Applications
  • Demo - Exploring End-user Applications and OpenOffice Writer

Topic B: Command Line Linux

  • Command Line Interface
  • BASH (Bourne Shell)
  • Common Commands
  • Demo - Entering Commands at the BASH Prompt
  • BASH Proficiency
  • Command History
  • Shell Variables
  • Shell Metacharacters
  • Tab Completion
  • Demo - Exploring the BASH Command Line Interface
  • Piping and Redirecting
  • Standard I/O
  • Demo - Exploring Piping and Redirection
  • Named Pipes
  • Demo - Exploring Named Pipes
  • Getting Help
  • Man Page
  • Man Page Sections
  • Info Pages
  • Demo - Getting Help
  • Additional Help Options
  • Demo - Exploring Further Help Options
  • Unit 02 Review

Unit 03 - File and Directory Management - Duration: 1h 54m

Topic A: Directory Organization

  • Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
  • Directory Navigation
  • pushd and popd
  • Demo - Exploring the FHS Directories
  • Managing Directories
  • Demo - Managing Directories

Topic B: File Management

  • Files
  • Wildcards
  • Demo - Managing Files
  • The vi Editor
  • vi Commands
  • Demo - Editing a File with vi
  • Links
  • Demo - Creating and Using File Links
  • File Information Commands
  • File Info with ls -lF
  • More File Information Commands
  • Demo - Examining File Types
  • Finding Files
  • Demo - Finding Files

Topic C: Removable Storage

  • Mounting Volumes
  • File System Types
  • Device Files
  • Mount Points
  • Mount Options
  • Example Commands
  • Mounting
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Demo - Mounting and Unmounting a CD and USB Drive
  • Unit 03 Review

Unit 04 - System Administration - Duration: 2h 40m

Topic A: Users and Groups

  • User Security - /etc/passwd
  • Password File Fields
  • User Security - /etc/shadow
  • Shadow File Fields
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Demo - Exploring User Accounts
  • Demo - Adding Your Account to the sudoers File
  • User Accounts
  • The /etc/login.defs File
  • The /etc/default/useradd File
  • The /etc/skel Directory
  • The adduser Command
  • The /etc/adduser.conf File
  • Demo - Creating User Accounts at the Command Line
  • GUI Admin Tools
  • Demo - Creating User Accounts via the GUI
  • Modifying Users
  • The chfn Command
  • The finger Command
  • Demo - Modifying a User Account
  • Creating Groups
  • Adding Users to Groups
  • Demo - Creating Groups and Adding Members
  • Deleting Accounts
  • Demo - Deleting Users and Groups

Topic B: File and Directory Permissions

  • File Ownership
  • Demo - Managing File Ownership
  • File and Directory Permissions
  • The Mode
  • Mode Explained
  • Demo - Viewing File Permissions
  • Changing Permissions
  • Numeric Syntax
  • Demo - Changing File Permissions
  • Default Permissions
  • Umask
  • Demo - Viewing and Changing the Umask
  • Special Permissions
  • Special Permissions in the Mode
  • Setting Special Permissions
  • Demo - Viewing and Changing Special Permissions
  • File System Specific Attributes
  • Demo - Viewing and Changing ext3 File Attributes

Topic C: User Environment Configuration

  • Variables
  • Viewing Variables, Custom Variables
  • PATH
  • Changing the Prompt
  • Demo - Working with Shell and Environment Variables
  • Command Aliases
  • Demo - Viewing and Creating Command Aliases
  • Environment Files
  • Demo - Saving a Command Alias in an Environment File

Topic D: GUI Configuration

  • Video Configuration
  • Screen Resolution
  • xvidtune
  • Screensaver
  • Appearance Preferences
  • Demo - Configuring Video Settings
  • Mouse Preferences
  • Keyboard Preferences
  • Demo - Configuring the Mouse and Keyboard
  • Stop and Start X Windows
  • Demo - Stopping and Starting X Windows
  • Unit 04 Review

Unit 05 - Application Management - Duration: 52m

Topic A: Packages and Package Managers

  • Software Distribution
  • Packages
  • Package Managers
  • Synaptic Package Manager
  • Demo - Installing a Package via the GUI
  • Command Line Package Managers
  • Demo - Installing a Package via the Command Line
  • Installed Software
  • Demo - Gathering Information about Installed Software
  • Removing Software
  • Demo - Removing Software
  • Repositories
  • Synaptic - Software Sources
  • Demo - Managing Repositories

Topic B: Source Code Software

  • Installing from Source Code
  • Extracting
  • Compiling and Linking
  • Installing and Cleaning Up
  • Demo - Installing the GNU C Compiler
  • Demo - Downloading and Installing a Source Code Application
  • Unit 05 Review

Unit 06 - System Configuration - Duration: 1h 31m

Topic A: Disk Management

  • Disk Drives
  • Drive Components
  • Drive Geometry
  • Partitioning
  • fdisk
  • fdisk - Drive and Partition List
  • parted - Partition Editor
  • GParted
  • Demo - Exploring Partitions with fdisk
  • Demo - Exploring Partitions via the GUI
  • Formatting
  • Demo - Formatting a Partition with mkfs
  • The /etc/fstab File
  • The fstab with New Drives
  • Demo - Editing the fstab File
  • Virtual File Systems
  • Demo - Mounting a Loop Device

Topic B: File System Management

  • Quotas
  • Quotas Enabled in fstab
  • Enabling Quotas
  • Editing Quotas with edquota
  • Enabling Quotas (cont.)
  • Swap Space
  • Swap Space Options
  • Creating Swap Space
  • Filling New Swap Space
  • Managing Swap
  • Demo - Managing Swap Space
  • Disk Arrays
  • RAID Level 0
  • RAID Level 1
  • RAID Level 3
  • RAID Level 5
  • Logical Volume Manager
  • Implementing LVM

Topic C: Device Management

  • Devices
  • Sample Devices
  • Demo - Exploring the /dev Directory
  • Viewing USB Devices
  • Demo - Viewing Devices on the USB Bus
  • Viewing PCI Devices
  • Unit 06 Review

Unit 07 - Process and Module Management - Duration: 1h 14m

Topic A: Process Management

  • Processes
  • Process IDs
  • Demo - Exploring Processes
  • The ps Command
  • Common ps Command Forms
  • Output of ps aux
  • The top Command
  • Demo - Viewing Processes and Devices
  • Killing Processes
  • Other kill Commands
  • Demo - Managing Processes

Topic B: Process Priority and Execution

  • Process Forking
  • Foreground and Background
  • Demo - Comparing Foreground and Background Processes
  • Process Priority
  • Viewing Priorities
  • Setting Priorities
  • Renice
  • Demo - Managing Process Priorities

Topic C: Kernel Modules

  • Kernel
  • Kernel Tuning
  • Common sysctl Settings
  • Demo - Viewing Kernel Information
  • Kernel Modules
  • The lsmod Command
  • The modprobe Command
  • Module Related Files
  • Demo - Exploring Kernel Modules
  • Unit 07 Review

Unit 08 - System Maintenance - Duration: 1h 59m

Topic A: Backup and Restore

  • Compression
  • Algorithms
  • Compressed File Types
  • Compression Utilities
  • GNU zip = gzip
  • bzip2
  • Compression via the GUI
  • Demo - Compressing and Extracting Data
  • Tape Archives
  • Demo - Creating Archiving with tar
  • cpio and find
  • Demo - Backing Up with cpio
  • Backup with dd
  • Demo - Backing Up with dd

Topic B: Scheduling Tasks

  • Scheduling Commands
  • The at Command
  • Demo - Scheduling Commands with at
  • The cron Command
  • Sample crontab
  • crontab run-parts Format
  • Managing cron
  • Demo - Scheduling a Job with cron

Topic C: Performance Monitoring

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Demo - Installing the sysstat Package
  • mpstat
  • iostat
  • Demo - Monitoring with mpstat and iostat
  • System Activity Reporter
  • Output of sar
  • Demo - Monitoring System Activity with sar
  • The uptime Command
  • The free Command
  • The top Command
  • The vmstat Command
  • Demo - Using the Memory Statistics Utilities
  • Load Average
  • Demo - Viewing the Load Average for Your Computer

Topic D: Logging

  • Log Files
  • Demo - Viewing Logs
  • System Logging Daemon
  • Sample rsyslog.conf
  • Logging Facilities
  • Priorities
  • Priority Notation
  • Demo - Examining the syslog.conf File
  • Log Rotation
  • Sample logrotate.conf
  • Demo - Examining Log Rotation
  • Text Manipulation Commands
  • grep
  • head and tail
  • sed
  • Demo - Searching and Displaying Text Files
  • awk
  • Demo - Searching and Replacing with awk
  • Unit 08 Review

Unit 09 - Networking - Duration: 2h 6m

Topic A: Networking Basics

  • Networks
  • Protocols
  • OSI Reference Model
  • Internet Protocol Suite
  • Additional Protocols
  • Addressing
  • Addresses
  • Internet Protocol Version 4
  • IPv4 Classes
  • Internet Protocol Version 6
  • Assigning Addresses
  • Demo - Examining Addresses
  • Character Based Names
  • Name Utilities
  • Demo - Identifying Addresses and Names
  • Ports
  • Demo - Viewing an Using Ports
  • Authentication
  • Authentication Factors
  • One-factor Authentication
  • Two-factor Authentication
  • Three-factor Authentication

Topic B: Network Services

  • NIC Configuration
  • Network Commands
  • Demo - Configuring Your Network Interface
  • DHCP Services
  • Demo - Managing DHCP Client Services
  • DHCP Server Services
  • Demo - Installing and Configuring DHCP Server Services
  • Network Time Services
  • Date and Time Commands
  • Demo - Installing NTP and Configuring Time Synchronization
  • Internet Super Daemon
  • Demo - Viewing Daemon Startup Options

Topic C: Domain Name Services

  • DNS
  • Name Resolution Process
  • Demo - Resolving Names
  • BIND
  • Resource Records
  • Demo - Installing BIND and Examining its Configuration Files
  • Managing BIND
  • Demo - Managing BIND
  • Local Name Resolution
  • Default /etc/hosts File
  • The nssswitch.conf File
  • Demo - Examining Local Name Resolution
  • Unit 09 Review

Unit 10 - File Sharing and Printing - Duration: 43m

Topic A: Network File Resources

  • NFS
  • Demo - Enabling Local Name Resolution and Installing NFS
  • NFS Server Configuration
  • The exports File
  • Computer Entries
  • Options
  • Demo - Configuring and Starting the NFS Server
  • Mounting
  • Demo - Mounting an NFS File System
  • Managing NFS
  • Demo - Managing Exports

Topic B: Printing

  • Printing
  • LPD/LPR
  • Application Specific
  • CUPS
  • CUPS Configuration
  • GUI Tools
  • More on Printing
  • Demo - Creating a Printer in CUPS
  • Printing Management
  • Demo - Managing Printers
  • Unit 10 Review

Unit 11 - Interoperability - Duration: 28m

Topic A: Network Interoperability

  • Samba
  • Demo - Installing Samba
  • Samba Configuration
  • The smb.conf File
  • SWAT
  • GUI Tools
  • Browsing for Linux Resources
  • Demo - Configuring Samba Shares
  • Components

Topic B: Remote Desktop Access

  • rdesktop
  • rdesktop Command
  • GUI Clients
  • VNC
  • Debian’s VNC Server
  • TightVNC on Windows XP
  • A Linux Desktop on Windows
  • A Windows Desktop on Linux
  • Unit 11 Review

Unit 12 - Security - Duration: 57m

Topic A: System Security

  • NIS
  • NIS Roles
  • PAM
  • LDAP
  • RADIUS
  • RADIUS Benefits
  • SELinux - Security Enhanced
  • Changing Modes
  • Demo - Examining SELinux
  • User Tools
  • Demo - Exploring User Management Commands

Topic B: Network Security

  • Routing and Firewalls
  • Basic Routing Table
  • Routing
  • Large Network
  • Modifying Routing Tables
  • Demo - Examining Routing
  • Traffic Filtering
  • Configuring Chains and Rules
  • iptables Command Parameters
  • iptables Examples
  • Demo - Configuring iptables
  • Network Security Tools
  • Nessus
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Snort IDS
  • HIDS
  • Unit 12 Review

Unit 13 - Web Environment - Duration: 59m

Topic A: Web Services

  • Web Technologies
  • Sample PHP Program
  • MySQL Client
  • Apache
  • Demo - Installing Apache
  • Apache Configuration
  • Site Definition Files
  • The .htaccess File
  • Demo - Configuring Apache
  • Apache Modules
  • Apache Daemon
  • Demo - Installing the PHP Module
  • Demo - Configuring Apache’s Default Document

Topic B: MySQL Services

  • MySQL
  • Demo - Installing MySQL and Associated Tools
  • MySQL Configuration
  • Demo - Examining the MySQL Configuration Files
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Demo - Testing Your MySQL Server
  • Starting and Stopping MySQL
  • Demo - Starting and Stopping MySQL
  • Unit 13 Review

Unit 14 - FTP and Email Services - Duration: 44m

Topic A: FTP Services

  • FTP
  • Demo - Installing an FTP Server
  • Configuration
  • Demo - Configuring the FTP Server
  • Security
  • FTP Clients
  • Active Mode
  • Passive Mode
  • Transfer Types
  • Demo - Transferring Files with FTP
  • Secure FTP
  • SSH Daemon Configuration
  • Key Generation
  • Public Key Encryption
  • Demo - Installing and Configuring the SSH Daemon
  • Demo - Connecting via SSH
  • Synchronizing Directories

Topic B: Mail Services

  • Electronic Mail
  • Mail Clients
  • Email Addresses
  • Unit 14 Review

Unit 15 - Troubleshooting and Maintenance - Duration: 57m

Topic A: Booting Linux

  • Booting
  • Boot Loaders
  • GRUB Boot Loader Screen
  • GRUB Configuration
  • Demo - Investigating GRUB
  • Runlevels
  • Runlevel Initialization
  • Demo - Changing Runlevels
  • Root Password Recovery
  • Demo - Recovering the Root Password
  • Kernel Options and Recovery
  • Demo - Troubleshooting Boot Problems

Topic B: Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting
  • Network Utilities
  • Obtaining Files
  • File Verification

Topic C: Scripting Basics

  • Scripting
  • A Script
  • Commands
  • Demo - Writing and Testing a Shell Script
  • Unit 15 Review
  • Course Closure
 

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

 

Quiz Information

Once a topic is completed, our built-in review quiz allows you to assess your progress and identify areas where additional study may be required. After this assessment the student can go back give some extra attention to different subject areas within a topic if necessary.

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