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DescriptionWhat we offer

  • This course covers more advanced Linux skills such as system management and networking.

ObjectivesWhat you learn

  • Configure network devices to communicate in networks
  • Implement DHCP services
  • Implement DNS server
  • Implement Internet and web hosting services
  • Manage file services
  • Manage an email server
  • Share information using LDAP
  • Maintain servers
  • Configure storage devices
  • Secure networks
  • Troubleshoot system and network issues

TopicsThe best for you

Client Networking

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Linux Network Interfaces
  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Configuring Routing Tables
  • IP to MAC Address Mapping with ARP
  • Network Configuration with ip Command
  • Starting and Stopping Interfaces
  • Linux Wireless Extensions and Tools
  • Wireless Tools Discovery
  • NetworkManager
  • Tuning Kernel Network Settings
  • Configuring a DHCP server
  • netconfig and system-config-network
  • SUSE YaST Network Configuration Tool
  • OpenVPN
  • Network Diagnostics
  • Discovering Reachable Services
  • tcpdump and wireshark
  • Information from netstat

Lab Tasks

  • Basic Client Networking
  • Wireless Fundamentals [RHEL5.4]
  • NMAP [RHEL5.4]
  • OpenVPN

System Maintenance

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • System Messaging Commands
  • Controlling System Messaging
  • Archives with tar
  • Archives with cpio
  • The gzip Compression Utility
  • The bzip2 Compression Utility
  • Compiling/Installing from Source
  • Tape Drives
  • Backup Software
  • Backup Examples

Lab Tasks

  • Command Line Messaging
  • Archiving and Compression
  • Using tar and cpio for Backups
  • Using rsync and ssh for Backups
  • Logging

DNS Concepts

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • Naming Services
  • DNS - A Better Way
  • The Domain Name Space
  • Delegation and Zones
  • Server Roles
  • Resolving Names
  • Resolving IP Addresses
  • BIND Administration
  • BIND Configuration Files
  • rndc Key Configuration
  • Configuring the Resolver
  • Testing Resolution

Lab Tasks

  • Configuring a Slave Name Server
  • Configure rndc for Secure named Control

Creating DNS Hierarchies

  • LPI Objectives Covered
  • BIND Configuration Files
  • named.conf Syntax
  • named.conf Options Block
  • Creating a Site-Wide Cache
  • Zones In named.conf
  • Zone Database File Syntax
  • SOA - Start of Authority
  • A and PTR - Address and Pointer Records
  • NS - Name Server
  • CNAME and MX - Alias and Mail Host
  • Abbreviations and Gotchas
  • Subdomains and Delegation
  • Subdomains
  • Delegating Zones
  • Delegation
  • Issues with
  • RFC2317 and

Lab Tasks

  • Configuring BIND Zone Files
  • Create a Subdomain in an Existing Domain
  • Subdomain Delegation

Web servers

  • apache
  • nginx
  • mod_php
  • php-fpm
  • vhosts

MTA (postfix)

  • queue management

Load balancing

  • layer 4 vs layer 7
  • haproxy


  • configuration (slow queries, full query log)
  • what is a transaction
  • MyISAM vs INNODB (basic differences)
  • check/repair crashed MyISAM tables
  • replication basic concepts

PrerequisitesWhat should you know

  • The participant should have performed network administration tasks such as installation and configuration of network services, troubleshooting simple networking problems, and connecting workstations to a network

AudienceWho should attend

  • This course is intended for system and network administrators who are familiar with working at the Linux command line and performing basic system administration tasks such as maintaining user accounts and groups, and backing up and restoring data.