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Beginning Linux System Administration

Video Description

Learn Linux administration fundamentals in just 3 hours!

Description

Learn solid fundamental Linux operating system skills with Beginning Linux System Administration LiveLessons. Taught by best-selling author and trainer Sander van Vugt, Beginning Linux System Administration LiveLessons walks you through the essential system administration tasks so you can up and running in Linux quickly.

This video course consists of 12 lessons. You will start with the basics, from determining which distribution is right for you to walking through the steps of installing Linux on the two most popular flavors: Ubuntu and Red Hat. You will then connect to Linux. You will then get a chance to really get your feet wet, using an editor and working with files. You will then dive into managing permissions, processes and software before working with logs, exploring Linux security and finally managing services.

The author uses real world examples throughout and focuses on teaching you how to operate and manage some of the most frequently used Linux services. This course also provides information on how Linux administration is typically dealt with in corporate environments, with a focus on content management systems, automatic deployment systems and operating Linux from the cloud.

The video lessons cover the following topics:

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Linux
Lesson 2: Installing Linux
Lesson 3: Connecting to Linux
Lesson 4: Using an Editor
Lesson 5: Working with Files
Lesson 6: Managing Users and Groups
Lesson 7: Managing Permissions
Lesson 8: Managing Processes
Lesson 9: Managing Software on Linux
Lesson 10: Working with Logs
Lesson 11: Applying Basic Security
Lesson 12: Managing Services

About the Instructor

Sander van Vugt is an independent Linux trainer, author, and consultant living in the Netherlands. Sander has written numerous books about different Linux-related topics and many articles for Linux publications around the world. Sander has been teaching Red Hat, Ubuntu, SUSE, and LPI Linux classes since 1994. As a consultant, he specializes in Linux High Availability solutions and Performance Optimization. More information about Sander is on his website at www.sandervanvugt.com.

Skill Level

  • Beginning

What You Will Learn

  • Linux System Administration basics

Who Should Take This Course

The target audience for this course consists of anyone who wants or needs to perform basic tasks on Linux. A secondary audience consists of people that are looking for an introduction to Linux system administration on a path to more profound Linux knowledge

About LiveLessons Video Training

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Beginning Linux System Administration: Introduction 00:01:30
  2. Lesson 1: Getting Started with Linux
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:26
    2. 1.1 Choosing the Right Linux for You 00:06:18
    3. 1.2 Starting Easy: Getting Linux from AWS 00:04:59
    4. 1.3 Understanding Linux System Administration Tasks 00:04:17
  3. Lesson 2: Installing Linux
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:30
    2. 2.1 Installing Ubuntu Linux 00:08:17
    3. 2.2 Installing CentOS 00:07:02
    4. 2.3 Understanding Linux Deployment in Corporate Environments 00:01:34
  4. Lesson 3: Connecting to Linux
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:22
    2. 3.1 Connecting as Different Users 00:01:18
    3. 3.2 Logging in Using a Local Console 00:03:35
    4. 3.3 Connecting to Linux using SSH 00:02:10
    5. 3.4 Connecting to Linux from Windows 00:02:58
  5. Lesson 4: Using an Editor
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:24
    2. 4.1 The Importance of Using Editors 00:01:49
    3. 4.2 Using vi 00:03:22
    4. 4.3 Using nano 00:02:18
  6. Lesson 5: Working with Files
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:35
    2. 5.1 Understanding Linux Directory Structures 00:06:52
    3. 5.2 Listing Files 00:04:33
    4. 5.3 Looking at File Contents 00:02:47
    5. 5.4 Copying, Moving, and Removing Files 00:03:26
    6. 5.5 Understanding Links 00:05:04
  7. Lesson 6: Managing Users and Groups
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:22
    2. 6.1 Understanding User and Group Accounts 00:03:24
    3. 6.2 Creating Users and Groups 00:05:18
    4. 6.3 Managing Passwords 00:04:33
  8. Lesson 7: Managing Permissions
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:20
    2. 7.1 Applying Ownership 00:04:40
    3. 7.2 Managing Read, Write, and Execute Permissions 00:04:53
  9. Lesson 8: Managing Processes
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:24
    2. 8.1 Understanding Processes 00:02:54
    3. 8.2 Monitoring Processes 00:08:35
    4. 8.3 Managing Processes 00:06:36
    5. 8.4 Starting Processes Automatically 00:04:45
    6. 8.5 Scheduling Processes 00:03:20
  10. Lesson 9: Managing Software on Linux
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:29
    2. 9.1 Software Installation versus Deployment 00:01:53
    3. 9.2 Managing RPM-based Software Packages 00:06:57
    4. 9.3 Managing APT-based Software Packages 00:03:09
  11. Lesson 10: Working with Logs
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:26
    2. 10.1 Reading Log Files 00:03:34
    3. 10.2 Understanding Where to Find Logs 00:03:19
    4. 10.3 Using journalctl 00:03:01
  12. Lesson 11: Applying Basic Security
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:25
    2. 11.1 Configuring a Firewall 00:06:38
    3. 11.2 Applying SSH Security 00:03:39
    4. 11.3 Understanding SELinux 00:06:23
  13. Lesson 12: Managing Services
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:32
    2. 12.1 Configuring an Apache Web Server 00:02:55
    3. 12.2 Configuring an FTP Server 00:04:11
    4. 12.3 Setting up a Samba Server 00:06:57
    5. 12.4 Working with KVM Virtualization 00:05:53
  14. Summary
    1. Beginning Linux System Administration: Summary 00:00:50