Linux System Administration Essentials (LFS207)

Course code: LFS207

Linux is the #1 operating system for web servers, cloud computing, smart phones and consumer electronics. Due to its high adoption rates and continued growth, there’s a shortage of Linux system administrators. This course will teach you the skills and processes you need to work as a professional Linux systems administrator.
In this course you will learn how to administer, configure and upgrade Linux systems running one of the major Linux distribution families: Debian/Ubuntu and Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora, how to master the tools and concepts you’ll need to efficiently build and manage an enterprise Linux infrastructure, how to work with Git and perform essential collaborative tasks, how to use state-of-the-art system administration techniques in real-life scenarios via practical labs, and more.

The topics covered are directly aligned with the knowledge domains tested by the Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS) exam, and will substantially increase students’ ability to become certified.

Labs info

Lab exercises in this course are designed to work either on native hardware, or using a virtual machine (VM), under a hypervisor, such as those in the KVM, VMWare, or Virtual Box families. Detailed instructions to set up your lab environment are provided in the course.

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Course duration: 365 days

Language: en

Price without VAT: 285 EUR


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Target group

The course is ideal for those new to IT, or those who have worked with operating systems other than Linux and want to move into a career administering Linux systems. Aspiring cloud professionals will also benefit from understanding Linux administration as it serves as the basis of most cloud instances.

Course structure

Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout
Chapter 3. User Environment
Chapter 4. User Account Management
Chapter 5. Group Management
Chapter 6. File Permissions and Ownership
Chapter 7. Package Management Systems
Chapter 8. dpkg
Chapter 9. APT
Chapter 10. RPM
Chapter 11. dnf and yum
Chapter 12. zypper
Chapter 13. Introduction to Git
Chapter 14. Using Git: An Example
Chapter 15. Processes
Chapter 16. Process Monitoring
Chapter 17. Memory Monitoring, Usage and Configuring Swap
Chapter 18. I/O Monitoring and Tuning
Chapter 19. Virtualization Overview
Chapter 20. Containers Overview
Chapter 21. Linux Filesystems and the VFS
Chapter 22. Disk Partitioning
Chapter 23. Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Usage, Mounting
Chapter 24. The Ext4 Filesystem
Chapter 25. Logical Volume Management (LVM)
Chapter 26. Kernel Services and Configuration
Chapter 27. Kernel Modules
Chapter 28. Devices and udev
Chapter 29. Network Addresses
Chapter 30. Network Devices and Configuration
Chapter 31. LDAP
Chapter 32. Firewalls
Chapter 33. System Init: systemd, SystemV and Upstart
Chapter 34. Backup and Recovery Methods
Chapter 35. Linux Security Modules
Chapter 36. System Rescue


Basic knowledge of Linux, including installing Linux and using the command line is helpful, but not required. If you don’t have any Linux experience, we highly recommend the free Introduction to Linux course on edX.

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