Linux System Administration

Linux Training Philippines

Course: 521

Type: Hands-On Training

Duration: 5 days

Courses Benefits:

Linux is the open source operating system of choice for deployment throughout the enterprise. With its rapid expansion and multiple developer input, there is an increasing demand for skilled users who can exploit the features of this powerful platform to their organization's advantage.

In this course, you gain the essential knowledge and skills required to leverage the wide range of Linux graphical and command line tools. CentOS - a Linux distribution that is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and one of the leading distributions used in server environments, is used for this course.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Use essential command line tools
  • Manage software using package managers
  • Install and layout the file system using well-known standards
  • Manage users and their environments
  • Manage processes effectively
  • Manage disks and file systems (including quotas)

Who Should Attend:

This Linux training course is designed for individuals who are interested in gaining in depth knowledge of how to administer a Linux server. Extensive experience (several years) using Intel x86 computers, including a strong knowledge of hardware components and their interaction with basic operating system (OS) components are assumed.

Course Content:

Introduction to Linux

  • Characteristics of the Linux Operating System
  • Linux System Architecture
  • Basic terminology

Accessing Your System

  • Basic terminology
  • Logging in
  • The /etc/passwd file
  • Changing Your Password
  • Logging Out
  • Shutting Down the System
  • Rebooting the System

Using Documentation

  • man
  • apropos
  • whatis
  • info

Navigating the File System

  • Absolute and Relative Path Names
  • Displaying the Current Directory
  • Changing Directories
  • Listing Directory Contents
  • Wildcards
  • Creating Directories
  • Removing Directories

File Commands

  • Copying Files
  • Moving and Renaming Files
  • Deleting Files
  • Creating Symbolic Links
  • Displaying Files with cat, less, head, and tail
  • Creating Empty Files
  • Compressing and Decompressing Files

Locating Files in the File System

  • The File System Hierarchy
  • locate
  • updatedb
  • find
  • whereis

Regular Expressions

  • Regular Expressions
  • Creating regular expressions
  • Finding strings within files using grep

Metacharacters and Redirection

  • Metacharacters
  • Entering multiple commands in a single line
  • Entering string patterns in commands
  • Redirecting output to a files
  • Appending to an existing file
  • Using a file as input to a commands
  • Using the output of one command as input to another

Gnome Desktop Environment

  • About Gnome
  • Logging In
  • Desktop
  • Menu
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Nautilus

vi Text Editor

  • vi Modes
  • Invoking vi
  • Insert Commands
  • Positioning Commands
  • Editing Commands
  • Copying and Pasting
  • Saving and Quitting
  • Advanced Editing Options
  • Find and Replace

Shell and Environment Variables

  • Variables
  • Creating Shell Variables
  • Displaying Shell Variables
  • Promoting Shell Variables to Environment Variables
  • Creating Environment Variables
  • Displaying Environment Variables
  • Deleting Variables

Configuring Bash

  • The PATH Environment Variable
  • The which command
  • Viewing previously entered commands
  • Re-executing commands
  • Creating Aliases
  • Displaying Aliases
  • Deleting Aliases
  • Customizing the Prompt
  • Other Shell Options

Initialization Files

  • The Shell Initialization Files
  • Login Sequence
  • Administration of Default User Initialization Files

User Security

  • Users and Groups
  • Displaying User and Group Information
  • Displaying Group Information s
  • Becoming the Superusern
  • Becoming a Different Users
  • Changing File Ownership
  • Changing a File's Group Ownership
  • Learning Who is Logged In

Managing Users

  • Essential files for users and groups
  • Adding, deleting, and modifying user accounts
  • Managing groups
  • Password aging
  • The /etc/skel directory
  • Locking an account
  • Graphical user and group administration

File Security

  • Permissions
  • Permission Categories
  • Permission Typess
  • Changing Permissions

File Systems

  • File System Types
  • Device Naming Scheme
  • Mounting File Systems
  • Monitoring Disk Space
  • Checking File System Integrity

Disk Quotas

  • Disk Quotas
  • Limits
  • Steps to enable Quotas
  • Viewing Quota Usage


  • Backup Media
  • Types of Backup
  • Archiving and Extracting files using tar
  • Deciding what to backup

Process Control

  • Job Control
  • Keeping track of jobs
  • Running a job in the foreground
  • Running a job in the foreground
  • Listing processes
  • Monitoring processes
  • Sending signals to processes
  • Terminating processes
  • Process priorities

Scheduling Tasks

  • Running tasks at a specified time -- at
  • Scheduling recurring tasks – cron
  • Restricting access to task scheduling

Booting Up

  • The boot sequence
  • The init process
  • Runlevels
  • Changing runlevels
  • Changing the default runlevel

Log Files

  • Log files and the rsyslogd Daemon
  • Configuring rsyslogd -- rsyslog.conf
  • Log Utilities
  • Log Rotation
  • Graphical Too


  • Hardware requirements
  • Downloading CentOS
  • Planning the disk layout
  • The installation process

Boot Managers

  • Boot Loaders
  • Master Boot Record
  • LILO
  • GRUB

Installing Software

  • RPMs
  • Installing packages using RPM
  • Installing packages using RPM
  • Removing packages using RPM
  • YUM
  • Graphical tools for software management

Upcoming Dates

Dec 18 - 22, 2017 (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Course Investment

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- Emanuelle Millan, Smart Communications

“I'm very satisfied with what I've learned. Very well organized course. The exercises after every chapter helped the students to fully understand and retain the learnings. The instructor is very effective and really knows what he teaches. I'm definitely coming back to attend other courses.”
- William P. Mariño, Procter & Gamble

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- Eliseo Palomo, MERALCO

“[The instructor] is really knowledgeable. He would gladly answer any question you may have about the course.”
- Ramon Hilario Lacandola, St. Jude College

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- Harry Molinar, Gothong Southern

“Overall the instructor did an excellent way of teaching us. Aside from very good in teaching, patience also matters and he has a lot of that.”
- Richard Lugtu, eTelecare / Stream Global

“The instructor was very well-versed in all areas we have discussed. Very comprehensive course materials I have seen. Technically challenging.”
- Doki Rusiana Jr., Davao Doctors Hospital

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- Biensteen D. Mayoral, Emerson

“She understands the subject matter well and very good in teaching.”
- Michael Pascual, IT Security Engineer - Philweb Corporation

“[The course] is very informative, especially to those who already with experienced in Linux because you can get more and depth learning about different parts of commands and configuration files.”
- Ramir Intatano, IT Staff - ADMU

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Enrolling entitles you to...
  • Class participation
  • Team workshops
  • Use of in-class and hands-on equipment
  • Course CD
  • Comprehensive course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Course Completion Certificate