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Linux Foundation - Certified System Administrator (LFCS)

Duration

Duration:

Only 2 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

1/2/2021 (Monday)

Overview

The demand for professionals with the skills to administer Linux Server is on the rise. Adoption of the open source technology is growing as businesses continue adopting this secure, stable and flexible platform.

On this accelerated 2 day Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator course, you’ll prove your skills as a Linux systems administrator, giving you advanced practical knowledge of Linux solutions. With official Linux Foundation courseware and instructors, you’ll learn valuable skills in areas like:

  • Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
  • Partitioning and Formatting Disks
  • Local System Security
  • Package Installers

You’ll leave this course with the skills to implement and manage Linux solutions at an enterprise level.

This course is suitable for Linux system administrators who already have a basic knowledge of Linux or another UNIX-based operating system to refine their practical Linux skills. It is also useful to bolster the knowledge of those looking to progress onto advanced Linux courses.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 2 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 77472 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

Benefits

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

Curriculum

Course LFS220: Linux System Administration

Introduction

  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Laboratory Exercises
  • Distribution Details
  • Obtaining Class Solutions and Resources
  • Registration

System Startup and Shutdown

  • Understanding the Boot Sequence
  • The Grand Unified Boot Loader
  • GRUB Configuration Files
  • System Configuration Files in /etc
  • The init Process
  • SysVinit Startup
  • chkconfig and service
  • Upstart
  • systemd
  • Shutting down/Rebooting the System

Linux Filesystem Tree Layout

  • Data Distinctions
  • FHS Linux Standard Directory Tree
  • root (/) directory
  • /bin
  • /dev
  • /etc
  • /home
  • /lib and /lib64
  • /media
  • /mnt
  • /opt
  • /proc
  • /sys
  • /root
  • /sbin
  • /tmp
  • /usr
  • /var
  • /run

Kernel Services and Configuration

  • Kernel Overview
  • Kernel Configuration
  • sysctl
  • Kernel Modules
  • Module Utilities
  • Module Configuration
  • udev and Device Management

Partitioning and Formatting Disks

  • Common Disk Types
  • Disk Geometry
  • Partitioning
  • Naming Disk Devices
  • Sizing up partitions
  • Partition table editors

Linux Filesystems

  • Some Notes About Filesystems
  • Virtual Filesystem (VFS)
  • Filesystem Concepts
  • Disk and Filesystem Usage
  • Extended Attributes
  • ext4
  • XFS
  • btrfs
  • Creating and formatting filesystems
  • Checking and Repairing Filesystems
  • Mounting filesystems
  • Swap
  • Filesystem Quotas

RAID and LVM

  • RAID
  • RAID Levels
  • Software RAID Configuration
  • Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  • Volumes and Volume Groups
  • Working with Logical Volumes
  • Resizing Logical Volumes
  • LVM Snapshots

Processes

  • Programs and Processes
  • Process States
  • Execution Modes
  • Daemons
  • Creating Processes
  • Process Limits
  • Process Monitoring
  • Signals
  • niceness
  • Libraries

Package Management Systems

  • Software Packaging Concepts
  • RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)
  • DPKG (Debian Package)
  • Revision Control Systems

Package Installers

  • Package Installers
  • yum
  • zypper
  • APT

User and Group Account Management

  • User Accounts
  • Management
  • Passwords
  • Restricted Shells and Accounts
  • The root Account
  • Group Management
  • PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)
  • Authentication Process
  • Configuring PAM
  • LDAP Authentication
  • File Permissions and Ownership
  • SSH

Backup and Recovery Methods

  • Backup Basics
  • cpio
  • tar
  • Compression: gzip, bzip2 and xz and Backups
  • dd
  • rsync
  • dump and restore
  • mt
  • Backup Programs

Networking

  • IP Addresses
  • Hostnames
  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Routing
  • Name Resolution
  • Network Diagnostics

Firewalls

  • Firewalls
  • Interfaces
  • firewalld
  • Zones
  • Source Management
  • Service and Port Management

Local System Security

  • Local System Security
  • Creating a Security Policy
  • Updates and Security
  • Physical Security
  • Filesystem Security
  • Linux Security Modules

Basic Troubleshooting and System Rescue

  • Troubleshooting Overview
  • Things to Check: Networking
  • Boot Process Failures
  • Filesystem Corruption and Recovery
  • Virtual Consoles
  • Rescue Media and Troubleshooting
  • System Rescue and Recovery

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Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS)

  • This exam is 2 hours in duration and requires you to score at least 74% to pass

What's Included

Included courseware:

  • LFS220 - Linux System Administration

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

To be suitable for this course, a basic understanding of Linux or another UNIX-based operating system is required.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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