Linux System Administration


This four-day instructor-led course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and abilities to work as a professional Linux system administrator. The course covers how to administer, configure and upgrade Linux systems running one of the three major Linux distribution families: Red Hat, SUSE, Debian/Ubuntu, how to master the tools and concepts you’ll need to efficiently build and manage an enterprise Linux infrastructure. It also covers how to use state-of-the-art system administration techniques in real-life scenarios via practical labs. This course prepares the user for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam, which is also a required component of the MCSA: Linux on Azure Certification.

Course Duration: 4 Day(s)


  • Perform essential Linux commands such as installation, searches and manipulating files.
  • Operate running Linux systems by managing the boot process, scheduling jobs, updating the system, monitoring system performance and managing security.
  • Manage users and groups by adding/deleting/modifying, configuring LDAP and PAM, modifying user processes and resources.
  • Ensure network performance via configuration, monitoring, tunnelling and routing of traffic.
  • Configure services such as DNS, shares, SSH and SELinux/AppArmor as well as servers for DHCP and HTTP.
  • Manage system storage by using partitions, logical volumes, phsyical volumes, ACLs, quotas and clustering.


  • Module 1: System Startup and Shutdown
  • Module 2: Linux Filetree System Layout
  • Module 3: Kernel Services and Configuration
  • Module 4: Partitioning and Formatting Disks
  • Module 5: Linux Filesystems
  • Module 6: RAID and LVM
  • Module 7: Processes
  • Module 8: Package Management Systems
  • Module 9: Package Installers
  • Module 10: User and Group Account Management
  • Module 11: Backup and Recovery Methods
  • Module 12: Networking
  • Module 13: Firewalls
  • Module 14: Local System Security
  • Module 15: Basic Troubleshoot and System Rescue

Who Should Attend

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Knowledge of the basic components of Linux.
  • Familiarity with text editors.
  • Working knowledge of Bash scripting.

Target Audience

IT Pros