Linux Administration Bootcamp – Beginner to Advanced


Linux Administration Bootcamp – Beginner to Advanced, Linux Administration – Great for both beginners and advanced level, course prepares you for a Linux Administrator job.


Linux is the one of the best operating system in the world. Linux is a popular, open source operating system that is easy to use and very secure. Most Fortune 500 companies are running their back-end servers on Linux/Unix based OS.

If you want to start your career in Linux and have little or no Linux knowledge, I can help you with this course. This course covers Linux installation, configuration, administration, troubleshooting, shell scripting, command line, operating system tools, and a lot more!.

In this course, I am going to assure you, the things I’m going to teach, will be very interesting and easily understandable. At the end of this course, you will Become a competent Linux systems engineer or administrator.

This course is also a good source to prepare you for Linux certifications.

These Lectures are more like live classroom training sessions with quizzes and homework.

I have also created quizzes for you to go through and test your knowledge.

Learning Linux can be daunting – I have designed this course keeping in mind the most important things I would need to know if I was starting my Career in Linux today.

Following is the list of topics I have covered in this course:

Section 1. Course Overview

  • Course overview

Section 2. Installation of required software and accessing a Linux System

  • Install Virtual Box
  • Download & install Cent OS Linux
  • Install Red Hat 8 with custom Partitioning on Virtual Box
  • Download, install and connect through putty
  • Different ways of accessing your Linux Server

Section 3. Linux Fundamentals

  • The Linux directory structure
  • Basic Linux commands cd, ls, cat, pwd, and more
  • Listing files and understanding LS output
  • Changing password of a user
  • Finding files in your system
  • Introduction to vi editor
  • Copying directories and files
  • Removing directories and files
  • Moving and renaming directories and files
  • Absolute vs Relative path of a directory
  • Creating files and directories by command line
  • Understanding the basic file and directory permissions
  • Changing file permissions
  • Modify file ownership for user and group
  • Quiz

Section 4. Intermediate level Linux Skills

  • Use of more and less command
  • Use of  head and tail commands
  • Explanation of Tab Key Completion
  • Use of history command
  • Explanation of Wild Cards Characters
  • Soft and Hard Links between files
  • Input, Output and Error Redirection
  • Explanation of grep Command
  • Uses of Pipe
  • Shell Aliases command
  • Use of echo command
  • Explanation of environment variables
  • Connecting from one server to another
  • Transferring and Copying files over the Network
  • Counting of words, lines and characters
  • Viewing and monitoring processes by command
  • Schedule and automate tasks with Cron
  • User and group administration
  • Switching Users by command line
  • The sudo utility
  • Compressing and archiving files (using tar, gzip)
  • Displaying and setting the hostname
  • Find your IP address in Linux
  • (using different ways of text file manipulation by using )tr, sort, diff and uniq command
  • cut and sort command
  • 32-bit vs 64-bit operating systems
  • Finding system information using (uname, dmidecode)
  • Root password recovery
  • Explanation of  sosreport for Redhat troubleshooting
  • Monitor Users (who, last w, id)
  • Message of the day (motd) and wall
  • Quiz

Section 5. Managing Users and Groups

  • User and group administration by command
  • Create a User account with no login access
  • Use of  passwd command
  • Password Aging on User accounts
  • Create, modify and delete group accounts in Linux
  • Activating and deactivating shadow password mechanism
  • User authentication files
  • Explanation of  passwd file
  • Explanation of  shadow file
  • Explanation of group file
  • Explanation  of gshadow file
  • Switching Users
  • The sudo utility

Section 6. Disk and Volume Management using (LVM, Parted)

  • Introduction to partitioning and file system
  • Introduction to LVM (The Logical Volume Manager)
  • Add a new disk volume through Oracle Virtual Box
  • Managing storage with partedmot
  • Creating Physical Volumes (PVs), Volume Groups (VGs) and Logical
  • Extending Volume Group (VG) and Logical Volumes (LV)
  • Mirroring Logical Volumes
  • Moving Volumes (Data) from one storage to another
  • Removing Logical Volumes (LVs), Volume Groups (VGs) and Physical

Section 7. Networking using Linux

  • Network Components
  • Network Classes
  • TCP and UDP Protocols
  • The OSI model
  • Ping Command
  • Network Interfaces, configuration files and commands
  • Find your IP address
  • Add a network adapter through Oracle VM Virtual Box
  • NIC Bonding
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