Linux Systems Administration

While Linux-based operating systems account for a very small fraction of desktop OS installs, they have taken a huge portion of the market share in the server and supercomputing markets. Tech firms such as IBM, HP, and Intel invest their time and resources into contributing code to the Linux kernel as well as the open-source community as a whole. With the continuing growth of the IT industry, now is an excellent time to learn the skills necessary to get into the Linux system administration field.

Where It Fits

Much of the Internet operates on Linux or similar machines. If you want to control, manipulate, and safeguard your web content, you need to know how to administer the machines on which it resides. Most jobs in web development and IT in general will require at least some knowledge of Linux, and likely will require fairly deep knowledge.


The Linux kernel was created by Linus Torvalds in 1991, and has been gaining in popularity ever since. Today, Linux systems are used in every domain, from embedded systems to supercomputers, and have secured a place in server installations often using the popular LAMP application stack.

Linux Systems Administration Courses at the O’Reilly School of Technology

At O’Reilly School of Technology, we offer Linux systems administration training for the complete beginner and for more advanced users.  In addition to our individual courses, we offer a Linux Systems Administration Certificate Program.  For more information on these courses and the program, please explore the links below. Also see the Unix Programming course. If you have any questions or would like additional guidance, don’t hesitate to contact us—we’re here to help!

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