Microsoft, Cisco, VMWare, CompTIA, and Technical Courses

L+ Red Hot Linux Administration
Three Days - Instructor-led

Course Outline

Lesson 1: History and Development of Linux

  • A Brief History of Linux
  • Discussing Functions, Features, and Benefits of a Linux Solution as Compared to Other Operating Systems
  • Acquiring and Using Linux
  • Discussing Ways Linux is Used
  • Examining Linux Distributions, Identifying Different Linux Distributions Available
  • Installing and Disk Partitioning Choices

Lesson 2: System Access

  • Logging in and Using the Linux System
  • Using the History and Tab-Completion Features
  • Using the main pages
  • Additional Help Sources
  • Using Info Pages
  • Obtaining Information About Your System
  • Determining System Status
  • Logging Out
  • Accessing Multiple Virtual Terminals
  • Logging In and Using Remote Linux Systems
  • Accessing the Classroom Server Using its FQDN
  • Accessing Remote Systems through telnet
  • Installing and Configuring SSH Server
  • Installing and Configuring SSH Client

Lesson 3: Starting and Stopping Programs, Services and Systems

  • Shutting Down a Linux System
  • Examining Runlevels
  • Restarting the System
  • Halting the System
  • Overview of RPM packaging System
  • Examining Processes with TOP, NETSTAT
  • Halting Processes by PID
  • Starting- Restarting Processes
  • Starting, Restarting  with XINETD
  • Network Configuration Options with NEAT and Ifconfig
  • Resolv.conf
  • Hosts.conf

Lesson 4: User Accounts

  • Creating Additional User Accounts
  • Adding a User with the Useradd Command
  • Comparing a Regular and root User
  • Creating Groups
  • Displaying Information About Users
  • Modifying User Accounts
  • Changing User Passwords

Lesson 5: Introduction to the Filesystem + File Editing

  • Filesystem Navigation
  • Using Shell Metacharacters with Is
  • Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems
  • Creating a Directory
  • Copying Files
  • Moving and Renaming, Removing Files
  • Finding Files
  • Locating Files and Executing a Command
  • Using the vi Editor
  • Using the pico Editor
  • Examining File Contents
  • Examining the Results of Redirection
  • Creating files with cat and echo
  • Appending to Files

Lesson 6: Working with Linux Permissions

  • Understanding Permissions
  • Viewing Default Permissions
  • Changing File and Directory Permissions
  • Changing File Permissions Using the Number Method
  • Changing Ownership with chown
  • Setting Daemon and Process Permissions
  • Setting SUID and SGID

Lesson 7: DHCP Service Configuration

  • DHCP – Concepts Overview
  • DHCPD Version and RPM info
  • Editing the DHcpd.conf
  • Stopping and Starting the Service
  • Multiple Interface Considerations
  • Options in the DHcpd.conf
  • Dhcp Client Configuration
  • Examining Service Logs

Lesson 8: DNS – Bind

  • DNS – Concept Overview
  • Zone Types
  • Named and Bind Versions
  • Installing Bind
  • Editing named.conf
  • Editing Zones
  • Zone File Placement
  • Slave and Master Zones
  • Windows 2000 Zone Integration

Lesson 9: Squid Proxy Server

  • Proxy – Concept Overview
  • Installing Squid
  • Editing Squid.conf
  • Stopping and Starting Squid
  • Client Configuration

Lesson 10: Apache Web Server

  • Web Server – Concept Overview
  • Installing Apache
  • Stopping + Starting Httpd
  • Editing Httpd.conf
  • Creating Name Based Hosts
  • Interactions with DNS

Lesson 11: WUFtp Server

  • FTP Server – Concept Overview
  • Installing Wuftp
  • Enabling Ports in Super Server
  • Stopping and Starting Super Server
  • Default Permissions

Lesson 12: Samba Server

  • NetBios Services Overview
  • Installing Samba and Swat
  • Editing SMB.conf
  • Turing on Winds ServerEncrypted Password Settings with Windows
  • File Sharing on an NT/2000/2003 Domain
  • SWAT – Web Configuration and Setup

Lesson 13: Sendmail Services

  • Overview of Sendmail
  • SMTP + POP + IMAP Overview
  • Installing the Packages
  • Configuration of Sendmail.conf
  • Turning on POP and IMAP Services
  • Web Mail Potions
  • Installing and Configuration of WEbmail Interface
  • WEbmail Configuration and troubleshooting

Lesson 14: Deploying LTSP (time permitting)

  • Terminal Services – Concept Overview
  • Installing LTSP
  • Configuring Supporting Files For: DHCP, DNS, NFS, Xi386, TFTP
  • Making Client Boot Disks
  • Troubleshooting Client Installation