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Study Guide for LPIC-2 Exams 201 and 202

Video Description

Linux power users who want to become Linux system administrators, junior level Linux administrators seeking to learn more about their trade, and especially those individuals studying to pass the LPIC-2 Certification exams will appreciate this comprehensive overview of Linux systems administration.

Linux master John Meister draws from his twenty-five years of real world experience - working scripts and configuration files, and including, as he puts it: "some of the dumb things I've done" - to provide a detailed examination of the day-to-day tasks and decision-making performed by senior level Linux system administrators.

  • Learn to install, analyze, configure, troubleshoot, modify, deploy, and support Linux systems
  • Understand the file system, processes, and toolsets used in Linux system administration
  • Understand the Linux philosophy and how it affects commands and tools
  • Master the command line vi editor, BASH scripting, and five essential Linux commands
  • Become versed in Linux networking, file sharing, and security practices
  • Explore all the topics covered in the LPIC-2 certification exams
  • Learn to administer SUSE, RedHat/Centos, Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, and other popular distributions
John Meister is a systems design and integration specialist who has worked with Linux since it was introduced in 1991. He's been a Linux systems administrator for seven Fortune 100 companies, a specialist in cryptography repair for the U.S. Army, and an IT instructor for institutions such as the US Army Signal School, City University of Seattle, Central Texas College Overseas, Georgia Military College, and Boeing Computer Services. He holds a Master of Science in Technical Management (MSTM) from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction To The Art Of Linux System Administration 00:13:33
    2. About John Meister 00:02:50
  2. The Art Of Linux System Administration
    1. The Power Of The Linux Philosophy 00:11:08
    2. SA Overview: What Is An SA? 00:13:38
    3. Developing The Art Of SA: First Master Vi 00:08:27
    4. The Linux System Lifecycle 00:08:05
    5. Sysadmin Basics: Command Line Only 00:08:27
    6. The Vi Editor 00:06:01
    7. Bashrc History 00:05:18
    8. Script, GREP, And Regexp 00:04:56
    9. SSH Client Setup 00:06:19
    10. Scripting Tools 00:07:24
    11. Power Documentation 00:09:36
    12. Save The Data 00:07:30
    13. LPIC Certification Overview 00:05:57
  3. Linux Filesystems
    1. File System Technical Overview 00:08:03
    2. File Partitions 00:03:29
    3. File System Tool Overview 00:08:27
    4. Swap File Tools Overview 00:04:02
    5. File System Mounting Overview 00:10:13
    6. LVM Commands Overview 00:05:56
    7. LVM Detailed Example 00:06:11
    8. NFS Files And Tools 00:07:00
    9. The Most Common RAID Types 00:03:55
    10. Create And Manage A RAID Using Commands 00:06:07
    11. File System Tuning Commands 00:08:45
    12. File System Repair And Replicate Commands 00:04:25
    13. Use DD To Clone Drive 00:08:47
    14. Optical Drives And Automounting 00:04:52
    15. The Sysadmin Spreadsheet Tool 00:07:27
  4. Linux Kernel And Bootloaders
    1. Kernel vmlinuz And Boot Files 00:07:59
    2. GRUB Files For Booting 00:08:41
    3. GRUB2 Files For Booting 00:04:18
    4. Alternate Bootloaders 00:02:20
    5. GRUB, mkconfig, And mkinitrd Commands 00:05:45
    6. Dual-Boot With Microsoft First, Then Linux 00:05:35
    7. Kernel Compilation And Module Tools 00:10:05
    8. Boot Processes, Run Levels, And inittab 00:03:59
    9. Compare Init And systemd 00:07:48
    10. Init Overview And Scripts 00:03:07
    11. Init Processes And GRUB Tools 00:03:05
    12. systemd Overview And Scripts 00:02:36
    13. Analyze Resource Usage 00:05:45
    14. Using Dracut To Manage Kernel initramfs And Modules 00:03:56
    15. Using GParted To View And Edit Kernel And Boot Files 00:05:50
    16. Archiving Files With Tools 00:05:38
    17. Package Management Distribution Tools 00:03:27
    18. Install Programs From Source, tar, Or RPM 00:05:07
  5. Linux Networking And Naming Services - Client Side
    1. Networking Essentials 00:08:19
    2. Networking Configuration Files 00:08:28
    3. Change Host Name, IP, And Route 00:05:22
    4. Advanced Networking Tools 00:08:13
    5. DHCP Configuration 00:05:06
    6. Remote Access Via SSH And TCP Tools 00:04:27
  6. Securing Linux - Client Side
    1. Passwords, Shadow File, And sudo 00:07:53
    2. SSH Configuration And Setup 00:09:15
    3. Firewalls, IPTables, NAT, And Tunnels 00:08:48
    4. Security Baseline Using Checksums 00:09:04
    5. Using Advanced Network Tools And Log Files 00:06:57
    6. Block Attacks And Spammers Using Tools 00:06:19
  7. Sharing Files And Services
    1. NFS Setup And Use 00:09:08
    2. NFS And NIS Clients 00:08:31
    3. Setup SAMBA And Join A Domain 00:08:30
    4. System E-Mail Setup 00:12:05
    5. Client E-Mail Setup 00:09:00
    6. Apache SSL Setup 00:09:58
    7. Using SSH Tools 00:08:44
    8. Web Tools For Managing Systems 00:08:43
  8. System Administration - Users
    1. Using History, Script, And Other Power Tools 00:07:53
    2. Examining Real World Command Use 00:04:19
    3. Shell Scripting For Fun And Profit 00:06:43
    4. Using SSH And Loops In Scripts 00:06:23
    5. Manually Add A User To The System 00:08:32
    6. Adding Users With Tools 00:03:31
    7. Network Troubleshooting 00:08:18
    8. Script To Create System Info Spreadsheet 00:06:24
    9. crontab, Scripts, SSH And Email 00:07:24
    10. Supporting Users With Custom Tools 00:08:18
    11. Archive Users And Securing Their Files 00:06:28
    12. Interoperability Guidelines Across Systems 00:11:12
  9. Enterprise Linux System Administration
    1. Configuring DNS 00:06:35
    2. Configuring DNS Zones 00:04:02
    3. Configuring NFS 00:05:20
    4. Securing FTP Servers 00:06:47
    5. Using SSH, SCP, Rsync And Tunnels 00:04:46
    6. Configure Sendmail 00:11:41
    7. Configure Postfix 00:05:35
    8. Apache Server Configuration 00:02:48
    9. Apache Virtual Server Configuration 00:06:46
    10. NGINX Setup 00:05:54
    11. NGINX Reverse Proxy 00:04:05
    12. Configure NGINX Proxy Server 00:03:21
    13. Configure Squid 00:04:46
    14. Security Tools: Nmap, IPTables 00:10:35
  10. Enterprise Interoperability And Services
    1. DHCP Files And Processes 00:04:35
    2. LDAP Client Usage 00:01:45
    3. LDAP Server Setup 00:05:26
    4. Using SAMBA 00:07:55
    5. Using VPN 00:07:36
    6. PAM Authentication 00:03:40
    7. Router Configuration 00:06:05
  11. Conclusion
    1. Conclusion 00:06:28