Enterprise Linux System Administration


5 days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.


Students should already be comfortable working in a Linux or Unix environment. Fundamentals such as the Linux filesystem, process management, and how to edit files will not be covered in class. An understanding of network concepts, and the TCP/IP protocol suite is helpful. These skills are taught in our Linux Fundamentals course.

Course Description:

This is an in-depth course that explores installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux systems. The course focuses on issues universal to every workstation and server. Like all ITdojo courses, the course material is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience. Topics include: installation and configuration; the boot process; user and group administration; filesystem administration, including quotas, FACLs, RAID and LVM; task automation; client networking; SELinux; software management; log files; troubleshooting; and more.

Supported Distributions:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

Course Outline:

  • Linux Hardware Discovery, Interaction, and Control
  • Boot Process and SysV Init
  • Software Maintenance
  • Filesystem Administration
  • LVM & RAID
  • Remote Storage Administration
  • User/Group Administration
  • Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
  • Security Administration
  • Process Administration
  • Basic Networking
  • Advanced Networking
  • The X Window System
  • Log File Administration
  • Monitoring & Troubleshooting
    • Automating Installations
    • Xen Virtualization

What’s Included:

This 5 day intructor-led training session provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Enterprise Linux System Administration.

  • A printed manual that includes all power point slides
  • A copy of the lab manual, allowing participants to go back over labs until they feel comfortable with them
  • Participants will have access to their own rack of equipment to complete labs.