Linux Sysadmin Basics

Linux Sysadmin Basics

Video Training

The Linux operating system is more relevant than ever for a wide range of everyday tasks. With the proper commands, you can perform remote system administration, back up data, lock down security, access network resources, and so much more. This Learning Path covers everything you need to be a competent Linux system administrator.


General understanding of OSs recommended

Below are the video training courses included in this Learning Path.


Learning Linux System Administration

Presented by Jim Strickland 3 hours 51 minutes

Learn how install, configure, and manage a Linux system. You’ll begin by learning the terminal environment, files and file manipulation, regular expressions, and pipes and redirects. Then you’ll move on to advanced topics such as processes and daemons, virtual memory, and file system security. And finally you’ll cover anatomy, mechanics, and strategies for recovering from various failure modes.


Learning DNS

Presented by Cricket Liu 1 hour 57 minutes

Every Linux system administrator needs a sound understanding of domain name servers (DNS) and resource records. This segment of your Learning Path teaches what you need to know, including the theory behind DNS and how it works. You’ll learn about name servers, and common types of resource records. Finally, you’ll cover about DNS query tools including nslookup and dig, as well as advanced topics such as NOTIFY and sender policy framework.



Presented by Ric Messier 7 hours 13 minutes

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) defines how devices connect to, and communicate through the Internet. This segment of your Learning Path explains how TCP/IP packages address, route, and deliver data over a network. You’ll use various network tools as you work through this hands-on course. By the time you’ve finished, you’ll have a thorough understanding of what a packet is and how it delivers data from point to point using TCP/IP.


Great Bash

Presented by Carl Albing 4 hours 25 minutes

Learn fundamentals of the bash shell programming, one of the favorite tools of Linux system administrators. Begin with simple shell scripts and progress to complex, automated system administration and file management tasks. Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to think like a shell programmer and discovered the immense amount of power at your fingertips. By the time you’re done, you’ll have written more than twenty complex shell scripts, and interacted with the rest of your file system, and learned best practices.


Learning Linux Security

Presented by Ric Messier 6 hours 13 minutes

In this hands-on course you’ll learn to secure a Linux system. You’ll start by learning about booting, then jump into covering service management. From there, you'll dive into logging and log management, intrusion detection and preventions, and users and permissions. You’ll learn about utilities and the Linux Kernel, including Kernel modules, builds, and managing Kernel parameters. And finally, you’ll cover firewalls, such as iptables, targets, rate limiting, and zones and services.