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Linux Administration Course

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Linux Administration Course
by John Walker - Saturday, 2 October 2010, 5:06 PM
This course is for individuals with limited prior experience in Linux who want to develop skills for using and administering Linux workstations and servers. In addition to learning these skills, students will complete projects installing and configuring a number of open source solutions that typically drive adoption of Linux including: Moodle, Wordpress, MediaWiki, and Joomla!.

Material will provided using Moodle, an on-line learning management system, and a substantial portion of the course is derived from the text which maps completely to the Level 1 Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam and all other Linux certifications.


Attendees should have knowledge of operating systems and networking as a power user and some introduction to system administration tasks.

Course Outline

  • Introducing Linux Distributions
  • Exploring the Desktop and Using the Shell
  • Managing Users and File Systems
  • Managing Processes
  • Configuring Networks and Using Network Clients
  • Installing Linux
  • Understanding System Initialization
  • Managing Software Packages and File Systems
  • Managing Apache and MySQL
  • System and Kernel Management
  • Writing Shell Scripts
  • Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

Expected Outcomes

  • Attendees should be able to install and administer a Linux workstation or server.
  • Attendees should be able to install a basic software system based on Linux using Apache and PHP/MySQL.
  • Attendees should be ready with limited practice to successfully certify through the Level 1 Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam.
  • Attendees should be prepared to successfully offer a Linux Administration course at their school using a learning management system such as Moodle.