D. M. Paradigm
R. B. Serco DNS
UNIX system administration training course contents
Exploring UNIX command-line tools
Using a shell, shell configuration, environment variables, getting help, streams, redirection and pipes, processing text using filters, manipulating files, regular expressions, grep, sed.
Package concepts, comparison of package formats, RPM, rpm commands, yum, dpkg, apt-cache, apt-get, dselect, aptitude, converting between package formats, dependencies and conflicts, startup script problems, shared libraries, library management, managing processes, the kernel: the first process, process lists, foreground & background processes, process priorities, killing processes.
Configuring firmware and hardware, RQs, I/O addresses, DMA addresses, Boot disks, coldplug and hotplug devices, configuring expansion cards and PCI cards, kernel modules, USB devices, UNIX USB crivers, configuring hard disks, partitioning systems, LVM, common layouts, creating partitions and filesystems, maintaining filesystem health, tuning, journals, checking filesystems, monitoring disk use, mounting and unmounting filesystems.
File management commands, file naming and wildcards, file archiving, links, directory commands, file ownership and group, file access control, permissions, chmod, defaults, file attributes, disk quotas, enabling and setting quotas, locating files, the FHS.
Booting UNIX and editing files
Installing boot loaders, GRUB legacy, GRUB 2, alternative boot loaders, the boot process, boot messages, runlevels and the initialization process, runlevel functions, runlevel services, alternative boot systems, upstart, system.
Configuring the X window system
Localization, configuring basic X features, X server options, methods of configuring X, X display information, X fonts, the X GUI login system, XDMCP server, using X for remote access, screen display settings, setting your time zone, your locale, configuring printing, conceptualizing the UNIX printing architecture, understanding PostScript and ghostscript, running a printing system, configuring CUPS, monitoring and controlling the print queue.
Administering the system
Managing users and groups, tuning user and system environments, using system log files, understanding syslogd, setting logging options, manually logging data, rotating l;og files, reviewing log file contents, maintaining the system time, UNIX time concepts, manually setting the time, using NTP, running jobs in the future, understanding the role of cron, creating system cron jobs, creating user cron jobs, using anacron, using at.
Configuring basic networking
TCP/IP, network hardware, network addresses, hostnames, network ports, configuring UNIX for a local network, configuring with DHCP, static IP address, configuring routing, using GUI configuration tools, ifup and ifdown, diagnosing network connections, testing connectivity, tracing a route, checking network status , examining network traffic, additional tools.
Writing scripts, configuring email, and using databases
The shell environment, aliases, shell configuration files, writing scripts, commands, variables, conditional expressions, loops, functions, managing email, choosing email software, securing your email server, managing data with SQL, picking a SQL package, understanding SQL basics, using MySQL.
Securing your system
Administering network security, super server restrictions, disabling unused servers, administering local security, securing passwords, limiting root access, setting login, process, SUID/SGID files, configuring SSH, using GPG, generating, importing and revoking keys, encrypting and decrypting data, signing messages and verifying signatures.
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