Author: Andrew Mallett
Looking to level up in Linux? Andrew Mallett's Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) series will give you a leg up. In addition to covering the LFCS content, this Certification Path also aligns with the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam objectives.... Read more Read less
In this series, you'll be introduced to objectives that align with both the LFCS and RHCSA. The following courses will help you gain a grasp on Red Hat 7.
This is the first in a series of courses designed to support the Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin and the Red Hat Certified System Administrator practical exams. Based on CentOS 7.2, we get you started with installation before helping your though the basics of working on a CentOS 7 system.
This is the second course in a series of courses designed to support the Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin and the Red Hat Certified System Administrator practical exams. Based on CentOS 7.2 this course will help you manage your server of the long haul over its operational lifetime. Monitoring the server, managing logs and updating software are all topics that are included in this extensive course.
Being able to manage local users and groups fits into the realm of the system administrator, but if you are going to take these users and groups seriously, then you will also need to know how to work with OpenLDAP. The course starts gently introducing you to the idea of the local user and groups and their storage databases before moving on to enterprise solutions with LDAP directories and Kerberos authentication.
Finding a trustworthy storage solution that meets your needs as an administrator is difficult. This course, LFCS: Linux Storage Management, will help any admin learn how to use Linux in order to provide more reliability in their storage and services. First, you'll learn about the partitions on which Linux disks reside, file systems, and virtual memory. Next, you'll move onto ACLs and how to configure an iSCSI block storage server, and more. You'll finish with using the auto-mounter and learning about quotas. By the end of this course, you'll know how to use Linux to meet all your storage needs in a safe and reliable way.
There is more to Linux administration than managing a single system--you have to network many systems and protect these systems from the Internet. In this course, LFCS: Linux Networking, new system administrators like you will be equipped with the skills needed to integrate CentOS 7 into a networked environment. First, you will learn how to implement persistent configuration of the IP address, gateway, and DNS settings of your system. Next, you'll learn the skills required to implement firewalls on your CentOS 7 system. Finally, you’ll learn how to implement secure tunneling to create Virtual Private Networks. By the end of this course, you'll have the expertise you need to be able to network and secure multiple systems.
When it comes to managing CentOS 7, you'll find it's often more about managing the services that reside on CentOS. In this course, you will prepare the CentOS 7 administrator with the skills needed to manage commonly-used and required services. You'll also integrate the services together in a practical way, mirroring what may be needed in your workplace. To start, you'll automate installs of CentOS 7 by creating an FTP repository and adding a DHCP server with PXE Boot enabled. The installation itself is automated by means of a Kickstart file. Before long, you'll look at building a PHP-based web application to query a MariaDB that you'll create and populate. The course closes by looking at sharing files to the Windows network with Samba and debugging SELinux to ensure you can keep the service secure. By the end of this course, you will be able to manage CentOS 7 and all its services with ease, and you'll also be more prepared for the LFCS Administrator exam.
In today's competitive IT market, virtualization has become king and for those who can manage virtualization your future is secured. In this course, you will learn to manage virtual machines in an open source environment using Libvirt and KVM. Next, you'll learn to keep these virtual machines highly available via live migration by moving a running virtual machine from one KVM host to another. Finally, you'll learn how to create and manage lightweight system with Linux containers and Docker. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's virtual IT environment. Software required: CentOS 7.x
No prior experience is required.