Linux Administration Bootcamp: Go from Beginner to Advanced [Video]

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  • The fundamentals of the Linux operating system
  • Manage logical volumes using LVM on Linux systems and servers
  • Managing Linux users and groups

You will be guided step-by-step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered, they are explained in plain language, making it easy for you to understand. The following is what you will learn by taking the Linux Bootcamp:

  • How to get access to a Linux server if you don't already have it
  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose
  • Which software you'll need to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers
  • What SSH is and how to use it
  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation
  • The basic Linux commands you'll use most often
  • Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories
  • Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files
  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease
  • How to use the Nano, vi, and emacs editors
  • Two methods to search for files and directories
  • How to compare the contents of files
  • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them
  • How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy
  • How and why to redirect input and output from applications
  • How to customize your shell prompt
  • How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history
  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron
  • How to switch users and run processes as others
  • How to find and install software
  • How the boot process works on Linux servers and what you can do to control it
  • The various types of messages generated by a Linux system, where they're stored, and how to automatically prevent them from filling up your disks
  • Disk management, partitioning, and file system creation
  • Networking concepts that apply to system administration (and specifically how to configure Linux network interfaces)
  • How to configure sudo
  • Managing processes and jobs
  • Linux shell scripting

What you learn in Linux Bootcamp applies to any Linux environment including CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, Linux Mint, RedHat Linux, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.

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Style and Approach

This course will teach you the fundamentals of Linux Administration in depth, with practical examples.

  • Understand the fundamentals of the Linux operating system
  • Set up more routine tasks for monitoring, patching, backing up to external servers, and more
Course Length 8 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781789612189
Date Of Publication 16 Nov 2018


Jason Cannon

Linux Training Academy was founded by Jason Cannon. This academy provides training and resources on Linux starting at the most basic and beginner level to ninja level of skills at command line. It shares articles, tutorials, how-to’s, exercises, and pro-tips on their blog with students who are struggling with a particular problem. They not only teach you how Linux works, but also demonstrate how to put that knowledge to good use.

Jason Cannon is a professional system administrator, consultant, and author. He started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris. He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. He is also the author of the Linux for Beginners and Command Line Kung Fu books.