Linux for Junior Systems Administrators
Mastering the Basic Daily Tasks of Remote Server Management
By Mandi Walls
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2016
Run time: 6 hours 46 minutes

This course is designed for the would be junior level Linux systems administrator. It has nothing to do with desktop computers and pretty graphical user interfaces. Instead, it has everything to do with using the Linux text based command line interface to manage networks of remote servers. This is a practical course covering the core day-to-day tasks of Linux systems administrators.

  • Master the key tasks typically performed by Linux systems administrators
  • Discover what Linux is and how it's used in remote server management
  • Learn to set-up a Linux environment in both Ubuntu and Centos
  • Explore the Linux file system and how to run commands and programs
  • Understand file manipulation, the VI text editor, and how to manage user groups
  • Review the principles of Linux software management and service management
  • Learn the basics of networking: tools, configuration, network services, and firewalls
  • Understand common security functions and how to conform to security standards
Mandi Walls is the Technical Community Manager for EMEA at Chef Software. She travels the world helping organizations increase their effectiveness by modernizing their IT practices. Prior to joining Chef, she ran large web properties for AOL, including,, and Moviefone. Mandi has a Master's degree in Computer Science from GWU and an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler. She is a regular speaker at technical conferences and is the author of several O'Reilly titles including Building a DevOps Culture.
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