Linux Network and System administration

City University London
Course summary
10 weeks
490 GBP
Part time
Next available date: 28/04/2020 - London
Open / Scheduled
Linux Network and System administration

Course description

Linux Network and System administration

You will configure multiple parts of a Linux system with the goal to optimise its functionality, reliability, performance and security.

As 'root' user, they will have administrative privileges to perform System Administration tasks such as user account management, file system backup and restore, device configuration, automating tasks, while getting acquainted with shell scripting languages and troubleshooting along the way.

Topics also include an extensive explanation of networking protocols, Inter-Process Communication, network configuration and tools for internet connectivity, an overview of Linux network security and firewall, as well as installation of a L.A.M.P. server.

By the end of the Linux Network and System Administration short course you will be able to:

  • Safely install any Linux distribution.
  • Feel comfortable using Console commands to administer your server.
  • Know how to locate important files in a Unix environment.
  • Apply system security and configure it to your needs.
  • Configure the Network and install important network services (servers).
  • Apply Network Security and configure firewalls
  • Read/Write administrative scripts using the PERL language.
  • Have a better understanding of internet architecture.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

Familiarity with IT concepts and experience of networked environments in a support, development or managerial role

English requirements

You must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Training Course Content

  • Installing a Linux distribution: criteria for choosing a distribution, disk partitioning, BIOS settings, authentication settings, and Installation of packages (applications).
  • Overview of the Unix file system; bash shell; console commands; directory structure and important configuration files.
  • The boot up sequence of Linux, how to manage services and servers.
  • Device issues: how to setup external hard drives and identify newly connected devices.
  • Basics of system administration: 'root' privileges; user accounts and management; backup and restore; overview of storage media and performance issues, automating tasks.
  • System Security issues: ownerships and permissions for files, directories, users, groups, processes.
  • PERL scripting language and writing useful administrative scripts; data structures, control loops, handling files, regular expressions.
  • InterProcess Communication: Pipes, UNIX sockets; TCP/IP protocols suite; fundamentals of Internet architecture, Server/Client models.
  • Configuring Linux: for networking in Local Area Networking and Wide Area Networking using TCP/IP, DNS configuration, routing table and tools to get statistics for your network.
  • Network Security Issues: The embedded security of Linux systems and how to configure it according to our needs, firewalls, IPtables commands.
  • Setting up the Apache web server with php and MySQL, enabling the userdir module and your site. Introduction to Mail servers, FTP servers, SSH server and Webadmin for remote system configuration.

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City University London

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