Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking - LFS311

The need for sysadmins with advanced administration and networking skills has never been greater, and competition for people with experience is fierce. Whether you're looking for expert test prep for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification, need training to help transition to Linux from other platforms, or you're just brushing up on these vital admin and networking skills, this course will teach you what you need to know. [4 days]

Course description

This course will teach you everything you need to know to be an advanced systems administrator and to prepare for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification. You’ll learn:

  • How to design, deploy and maintain a network running under Linux.
  • How to administer the network services.
  • The skills to create and operate a network in any major Linux distribution.
  • How to securely configure the network interfaces.
  • How to deploy and configure file, web, email and name servers.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Course details

Who should attend?

This course is designed for system administrators and IT professionals who need to gain a hands-on knowledge of Linux network configuration and services as well as related topics such as basic security and performance.

Previous knowledge

Students should be familiar with the concepts found in LFS301 Linux System Administration .

Course Materials

Registration includes a printed course manual, a Linux Foundation Certified Engineer exam registration with free retake, and access to LFS211 Linux Networking and Administration for 1 year.

Stockholm, Bucharest or on-site
On request
Number of days

Course outline

1. Introduction
• Linux Foundation
• Linux Foundation Training
• Laboratory Exercises
• Distribution Details
• Obtaining Class Solutions and Resources
• Registration
2. Linux Networking Concepts and Review
• OSI Model Introduction and Upper Layers
• OSI Model Transport Layer
• OSI Model Network Layer
• OSI Model Lower Layers
• Network Topology
• Domain Name System
• System Services
• Managing System Services
3. Network Configuration
• Runtime Network Configuration
• Boot Time Network Configuration
• Intro to OpenVPN
4. Network Troubleshooting and Monitoring
• Network Troubleshooting
• Client-Side Troubleshooting
• Server-Side Troubleshooting
• Network Monitoring
5. Remote Access
• Remote Access History
• Intro to Cryptography
• Secure Remote Access
• Remote Graphics
6. Domain Name Service
• Overview Of DNS
• BIND (named) Server
• BIND Zone Configuration
7. HTTP Servers
• Apache
• Apache Configuration
• Apache Virtual Hosts
• Apache Security
8. Advanced HTTP Servers
• Mod Rewrite
• Mod Alias
• Mod Status
• Mod Include
• Mod Perl
• Performance Considerations
9. Email Servers
• Email Overview
• Postfix
• Dovecot
10. File Sharing
• vsftpd
• rsync
• SSH Based Protocols
• Other Protocols
11. Advanced Networking
• Routing
12. HTTP Caching
• Overview
• Squid Configuration
13. Network File Systems
• Other Network File Systems
14. Introduction to Network Security
• Security Concepts
• Security Practices
• Security Tools
15. Firewalls
• TCP Wrappers
• netfilter Concepts
• Iptables Command
• Managing IPtables
• Advanced Firewalls
16. Virtualization Overview
• Virtualization History
• libvirt
• Docker Example
17. High Availability
• Overview
18. System log
• Overview
19. Package Management
• Installing from Source
• Package Management
• Packaging System Benefits
• Main Package Management Systems
• Role of Linux Distributions
• Building RPM Packages
• RPM Spec File Sections
• RPM Spec File Example
• Building Debian Packages
20. Evaluation Survey