Getting started with Linux Administration

Prepare for LPIC1-101-500

This course has been developed by Peter van der Weerd and Pim Leemans; two Dutch Linux / UNIX contractors/instructors with a combined experience of over 45 years in teaching- and working with- Linux in over 25 countries.

What you’ll learn

  • This course will mold you from novice to intermediate Linux Administrator..
  • In almost 8 hours of video you will master the most common tasks related to Linux Administration..
  • The videos contain demonstrations that you can either perform yourself or simply study..
  • Each topic will end with a number of lab exercises that you can perform on your own laptop..
  • To evaluate your understanding, you can take a quiz after each topic..
  • The final video will provide you with additional study material in case you want to take the LPIC1 101-x00..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 11min.
  • Installing Linux in Virtual Box –> 4 lectures • 30min.
  • The Linux Command Line –> 2 lectures • 19min.
  • Working in the Shell –> 2 lectures • 16min.
  • Basic File Management –> 3 lectures • 34min.
  • Hard Links and Symbolic Links –> 2 lectures • 14min.
  • Working with Streams –> 4 lectures • 44min.
  • Monitoring Processes –> 2 lectures • 30min.
  • Execution Priorities –> 1 lecture • 11min.
  • Regular Expressions –> 2 lectures • 26min.

Getting started with Linux Administration

Requirements

  • You should be able find your way in a Windows or Mac OSX desktop environment..
  • This course will start with the installation of VirtualBox in either Windows or in Mac OsX..
  • Within VirtualBox you will install Linux (CentOS/Ubuntu)..

This course has been developed by Peter van der Weerd and Pim Leemans; two Dutch Linux / UNIX contractors/instructors with a combined experience of over 45 years in teaching- and working with- Linux in over 25 countries.

 

The course has been developed for anyone who wants to broaden their Linux skills; from novice to intermediate students.

It follows the LPIC 1 101-500 exam requirements, but is very suitable for preparing for other Linux fundamentals exams as well. And of course you can take the course without having to enrol for an exam!

The course material is NOT Linux biased so can be used to study Debian / Ubuntu Linux, as well as Red Hat / CentOS or Suse.

 

The credo that the course developers uphold during the course is “learning by example“. Peter has already successfully applied this to his video series on NetApp as well.

The course guides you from novice to intermediate administrator on any Linux platform. And if you do find that you have questions that you would like to ask, then you can contact the developers directly.

 

Using VirtualBox as the Hypervisor solution for the course, implies that the Linux installation does not have to interfere with your existing Windows / Mac OsX installation. And of course both VirtualBox as well as the Linux distributions used are free of charge!

 

These are the topics that are being covered:

  • Section 1: History of Unix and Linux
  • Section 2: Installation of VirtualBox and Linux
  • Section 3: Introduction of the CLI
  • Section 4: Working in the Shell
  • Section 5: File management
  • Section 6: Symbolic Links and Hard links
  • Section 7: Working with streams
  • Section 8: Monitoring processes
  • Section 9: Execution priorities
  • Section 10: Regular Expressions
  • Section 11: Editing text
  • Section 12: File Permissions
  • Section 13: Debian package management
  • Section 14: CentOS package management
  • Section 15: Dynamic libraries
  • Section 16: Hardware settings
  • Section 17: Booting your system
  • Section 18: Run-levels and boot-targets
  • Section 19: Managing partitions
  • Section 20: Mounting filesystems
  • Section 21: Maintaining Filesystems
  • Section 22: The Filesystem hierarchy
  • Section 23: Linux as a Virtual Guest

 

The total amount of video footage is close to 8 hours..!

Apart from the Topics, there will be Exercises, Quizzes and loads of Demos.

Once you have completed the course, there is a final video “Are you prepared for the exam?” that will provide you with tips and tricks to further help you prepare for the exam if desired.