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Total UNIX networking for engineers

A 5 day
training course
**Due to the current COVID-19 isolation rules all our courses are being delivered via virtual instructor led learning until further notice**

Total UNIX networking training course description

A course covering the complete range of standard UNIX networking products from the basic TCP/IP configuration through DNS, NIS, NFS and Samba. Hands-on exercises follow most theory sessions.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Install and configure fundamental network services.
  • Describe TCP/IP, Apache, DNS, NIS, NIS+, NFS, Samba and sendmail.
  • Configure and administrate TCP/IP.
  • Install and administrate a DNS server.
  • Configure and administrate a NIS+ network.
  • Administrate NFS.
  • Setup a sendmail server.

Total UNIX networking training course details

Who will benefit:
System Administrators.
Network Administrators.
Linux engineer certification 1 (LPIC-2)
5 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall ratings:

Customer review

"I’ve found it very useful and the course was very well put together and delivered."
D. M. Paradigm
"Course was tailored to our requirements. Very flexible."
R. B. Serco DNS

Total UNIX networking training course contents

Organizing Email Services
The UNIX Mail System, Mail Transfer Agent, Mail Delivery Agent, Mail User Agent, Email Protocols, SMTP, POP, IMAP, Using Email Servers, Sendmail, Postfix, Local Email Delivery, Procmail Basics, Sieve, Remote Email Delivery, Courier, Dovecot.

DNS and BIND, Configuring a DNS Server, Starting, Stopping, and Reloading BIND, Configuring BIND Logging, Creating and Maintaining DNS Zones, BIND Zone Files, Managing BIND Zones, Securing a DNS Server, ailing BIND, DNSSEC, TSIG, Employing DANE.

Offering Web Services
Web Servers, HTTP, The Apache Web Server, Installing and configuring Apache, Hosting Dynamic Web Applications, Secure Web Servers, Proxy Servers, Installing and configuring Squid, Configuring Clients, Nginx Server, Installing Nginx, Configuring Nginx.

Sharing Files
Samba, Configuring Samba, Troubleshooting Samba, NFS, Configuring NFS, Securing NFS, Troubleshooting NFS, FTP Servers, Configuring vsftpd, Configuring Pure–FTPd.

Managing Network Clients
Assigning Network Addresses, DHCP, UNIX DHCP Software, Installing and configuring a DHCP Server and clients, Authentication Service, PAM Basics, Configuring PAM, PAM Application Files, Network Directories, LDAP Basics, OpenLDAP Server, LDAP Clients.

Setting Up System Security
Server Network Security, Port Scanning, Intrusion Detection Systems, External Network Security, iptables, Routing in UNIX, Connecting Securely to a Server, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, Security Resources, US–CERT, SANS Institute, Bugtraq.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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