Linux Systems Administration: Networking and Package Administration

In this course, you will continue using real systems while learning how to interface a Unix system with a network. You will start by learning about IP addresses and how to configure Ethernet devices, learn about many of the services offered by a Unix server, and finish up by configuring your very own DNS service from scratch.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Interface a Linux or Unix system with a network.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of IP addresses.
  • Configure an Ethernet device.
  • Demonstrate understanding of several Unix services, such as email.
  • Configure a DNS service from scratch.

From beginning to end, you will learn by doing Linux-based projects and submitting them for instructor feedback.  These projects, as well as the final project, will add to your portfolio and contribute to certificate completion. Besides a browser and Internet connection, all software is provided online by the O’Reilly School of Technology.

This course counts toward the Linux Systems Administration Certificate Series.

Prerequisites: Linux Systems Administration: The Command Line, or equivalent skills.  This course is meant for the beginning or intermediate system administrator.

90 Clock-hours

$398.00 (plus fees)

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Course Details and Syllabus

Course: Linux Systems Administration: Networking and Package Management
Tuition: $398.00 (plus fees)
Time Frame: Due to our monthly This course is online and self-paced. You can expect to work approximately 90 hours on this course.
Technical Requirements: As long as you have a web browser and internet connection, you can take this course from anywhere in the world.
Software: The web-based Learning Sandbox provided for you will contain all your lessons, projects, quizzes, account files, editors, and tools necessary to build your skills from beginning to end, even beyond coursework. In addition, you will be provided with a virtual Linux root server which can be accessed through the Sandbox or, if you prefer, any normal SSH program. No other software is needed.
Instructor: You will have one instructor throughout the course who will evaluate your projects and quizzes, hand them back for improvement when necessary, and coach you throughout your skills advancement.
Book: All required course materials and software are included online within the Learning Sandbox. However, within a few weeks of enrolling, you’ll receive the e-book Linux In A Nutshell, Sixth Edition as a reference resource from O’Reilly.
Certificates: Completion of this course counts toward both the Linux Systems Administration Certificate Series.
Prerequisites: Linux Systems Administration: The Command Line, or equivalent skills. This course is meant for the beginning or intermediate system administrator.
Syllabus:
  • Getting Started
    • How to Learn Using O’Reilly School of Technology Courses
    • Lesson Format
    • The Linux Learning Environment
  • Networking Concepts
    • An Introduction to Networking
    • Binary Numbers
  • Network Addressing
    • IPv4 Addressing
  • The Super User
    • The Super User
    • Sudo
  • Configuring An Interface
    • First Steps
    • Link Status
    • Setting An Address
    • Network Routes
  • Persistent Configuration
    • System-Wide Interface Configuratio
  • DNS
    • A Brief History
    • Configuring Your DNS Client
    • DNS Client Tools
  • Package Management and Yum
    • An Introduction to Package Management
    • The Yum Package Manager
  • More Yum Queries
    • Yum List
    • RPM
    • Yum Clean
  • SSH: The Secure Shell
    • The Secure Shell
    • Other OpenSSH Tools
  • SSH: The Secure Shell Server
    • The Secure Shell Server
  • User Accounts
    • The Passwd, Group and Shadow Files
    • Account Administration

On your way to a Certificate of Professional Development:


Linux Systems Administration Certificate

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