Linux Systems Administration: Services

In this course, you will delve into more advanced systems administration topics and tasks, such as DNS, HTTP, and SMTP.  Along with exploring these topics, you will install server software from both packages and source in order to implement these services on their own server.

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

  • Understand and manage sysV- and inetd-based services.
  • Install and configure the BIND DNS server.
  • Create new DNS zones.
  • Build and install Apache’s httpd server from a source package.
  • Configure Apache’s httpd server using virtual hosts.
  • Understand basic concepts related to HTTP.
  • Configure a Postfix-based email server.
  • Understand basic SMTP concepts.
  • Install and configure PHP.

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: Networking and Package Management, or equivalent skills.  This course is meant for the intermediate or advanced system administrator.

90 Clock-hours

$398.00 (plus fees)

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Course Details and Syllabus

Course: Linux Systems Administration: Services
Tuition: $398.00 (plus fees)
Time Frame: 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 System Administration 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, Linux Systems Administration: Networking and Package Management, or equivalent skills. This course is meant for the intermediate or advanced system administrator.
Syllabus:
  • Getting Started
    • How to Learn Using O’Reilly School of Technology Courses
    • Lesson Format
    • The Linux Learning Environment
  • Services
    • Services: Behind the Scenes
  • BIND: Installation
    • The Berkeley Internet Name Daemon
  • BIND: Zone Files
    • Your First Zone File
  • Building Software
    • Locating and Downloading the Source
    • Building Software From Source
  • HTTPD: Introduction and Initial Configuration
    • An Introduction to Web Servers
    • Initial Configuration Changes
  • HTTPD: Configuration
    • Enabling Userdir in Httpd
    • Per-Directory Access Controls
  • Postfix: Introduction
    • An Introduction to Mail Servers
    • Getting Familiar With Postfix
    • Email Aliases
  • Postfix: Security
    • An Introduction to Postfix Security
    • Controlling Relay Access
    • Greylisting: Another Method For Relay Access Control
  • System Logs
    • What the Logs Tell You
    • Ways Of Viewing Log Files
    • Grep, More In Depth
  • PHP
    • Installing PHP

On your way to a Certificate of Professional Development:


Linux Systems Administration Certificate

Linux Systems Administration: The Command Line $398.00 (plus fees)

 

Linux Systems Administration: Networking and Package Management $398.00 (plus fees)

 

Linux Systems Administration: Services $398.00 (plus fees)

 

Linux Systems Administration: Sed, Awk, and Perl $398.00 (plus fees)

 

 $1,592.00 (plus fees)

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