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Linux System Administration I - Implementation

Course Description


The purpose of this course is to teach experienced Linux users the techniques, methods, and policies used in Linux system administration.  


The intended audience for this course is experienced Linux users who want to become administrators of one or more Linux servers.


You should have:
  • Attended IBM Linux course Linux Basics and Installation (LX020)
  • Practical experience in running Linux as a user

Key topics

Day 1
  • Introduction
  • Unit 1: Advanced Linux installation
    • Exercise 1: Advanced Linux installation
  • Unit 2: Startup and shutdown
    • Exercise 2: Startup and shutdown
  • Unit 3: System administration tools
    • Exercise 3: System administration tools
  • Unit 4: Package management
    • Exercise 4: Packaging tools
Day 2
  • Unit 5: X Window System and VNC
    • Exercise 5: X Window System and VNC
  • Unit 6: Logging
    • Exercise 6: Logging
  • Unit 7: Kernel services and kernel configuration
    • Exercise 7: Kernel services and kernel configuration
  • Unit 8: Device management
    • Exercise 8: Device management
Day 3
  • Unit 9: Disk management, RAID, and LVM
    • Exercise 9: Disk management, LVM, and RAID
  • Unit 10: File systems and file system quota
    • Exercise 10: File systems
  • Unit 11: Memory management
    • Exercise 11: Memory management
Day 4
  • Unit 12: Scheduling
    • Exercise 12: Scheduling
  • Unit 13: Backup and restore
    • Exercise 13: Backup and restore
  • Unit 14: User administration
    • Exercise 14: User administration
  • Unit 15: User-level security
    • Exercise 15: User-level security
Day 5
  • Unit 16: Troubleshooting
    • Exercise 16: Troubleshooting
  • Optional units and exercises


  • Install Linux from a network install server, setup network install servers, and perform automated installs
  • Manage system and services startup and shutdown
  • Select and use system administration tools when appropriate
  • Configure and manage printers
  • Use packaging tools to create, install, and de-install packages
  • Configure and manage the X Window System and VNC
  • Manage logging
  • Manage kernel services and configure the kernel
  • Manage devices
  • Manage hard disks, partitions, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), and Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  • Create and manage file systems and file system quota
  • Perform memory management
  • Use scheduling tools
  • Create and restore backups
  • Perform user administration
  • Apply user-level security
  • Troubleshoot Linux problems

Course Duration

5 Days
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