Becoming a Linux System Admin

Becoming a Linux System Admin10 H 53 M

Become a Linux System Administrator with this course. You'll learn how to install, manage, and configure Linux machines in a business environment.

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  • Learning System Administration
    • Overview
    • Graphical Administration Tools
    • The root User Account
    • Administrative Commands
    • Administrative Commands Part 2
    • Configuring Hardware
    • Configuring Hardware Part 2
  • Installing Linux
    • Installing Ubuntu
    • Installing Ubuntu Part 2
    • Installing Ubuntu Part 3
    • Installing Fedora
    • Installing Fedora Part 2
    • Installing Fedora Part 3
    • Enterprise Installations
    • Dual Booting
    • Dual Booting Part 2
  • Getting and Managing Software
    • Managing Software with Apt
    • Managing Software with YUM/DNF
  • Managing User Accounts
    • Creating User Accounts
    • Understanding Group Accounts
    • Advanced Permissions
  • Managing Disks and Filesystems
    • Partitioning Disks
    • Formatting and Mounting Disks
    • Using LVM


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The Becoming a Linux Power User covers managing Linux systems in a business environment. Topics covered include installing Linux, managing software and using centralized user directories among others. The primary goal of the course is to highlight the differences in managing Linux machines in a business environment versus stand-alone or home systems.

[MUSIC] Hello, Becoming a Linux System Administrator is an exciting series we're offering here at ITProTV, and to tell us more is Don Pezet. Don, tell us more about the course. >> All right, so Becoming a Linux System Administrator is a course that's designed to really take your skills with Linux and move them up to the next level. A lot of people use Linux as an operating system, and it's used on servers across the world, a lot of the Internet services we access use Linux. But even on the desktop, there's plenty of people like me, where I'm running Linux right here on my own desktop, and that's great. If you're just an individual, it works really well. But when you move into the business world, and now you're managing desktops and laptops for hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of users, things are a little bit different, right? If I just wanna install software for myself, that's no big deal, but if I wanna install software for 100 people, that's much different, it's a different type of experience. And so in the Becoming a Linux System Administrator series. >> You got it. >> I know, it's tough. [LAUGH] In this series, we take a look at what those skills are, how things are different. Really, we can almost call this series Linux in the Business, right? Instead of using it for a personal computer or just as a hobbyist type thing, how is it used in a business? And how is that different than administering a system just for ourselves? And that's really what we'll get a chance to see right here in this series. >> And Don, who would benefit most from watching the Becoming a Linux System Administrator series? >> Well, really, anybody who uses Linux would benefit from it, but really, it's gonna be people using Linux in the workplace. There's some of the things we learn, like configuring multiple user accounts on a system. Well, if it's your home computer, you're probably the only person who uses it, you're not gonna need multiple user accounts. But in a workplace, it's very common to have shared computers, where you might have ten different employees that could sit down and use a computer at a particular time. And that's something we have to support. So if you're using Linux in the workplace, this series is really gonna benefit you. Now, if you're a home user, but you're thinking about getting a job supporting Linux in the workplace, then again, this is gonna be a great skill set to have, that you'll be able to use when you get out there in the workforce. So either side can benefit, but really, it is geared towards people supporting Linux in the workplace. >> Now, is there a certification that you can get? >> There are a number of certifications that are out there, but this particular series isn't built around them. We wanted to focus specifically on the skills that you needed to support Linux from that system administrator type role. There are certifications, like the CompTIA Linux+ and the LPIC-1 certification, that both cover everything I'm gonna cover here in this series. But they cover a lot more, also, they go well beyond it, and so they're really designed for more advanced Linux users. If you're just getting started in system administration, that can be really daunting. So we wanted to focus on the core tasks that were really important, the things that, really, you need to know out there in the workplace. And then once you've got a grasp of that and a firm understanding, then you can start studying the more advanced things and move on to those other certifications. We've already got those courses on the ITProTV site, so for those of you who are ready for that, you can jump right to it. But for everybody else, this is where we'll want to start. >> And what topics are covered in this series? >> All right, so we cover a lot of neat things, and this is an evolving course, so we can always add more things to it later. But the core things that we're gonna cover are, first off, learning system administration. So what do we mean by system administration, and why is that different than on a personal computer? Then we'll take a look at installing Linux. I know it seems like installing Linux is pretty easy, you boot the computer up and you press next 15 times. >> [LAUGH] >> But there's a lot of choices you can manipulate in there that change the way the computer behaves, and so we're gonna take a look at how that gets installed. Then we'll take a look at getting and managing software, how we load software on the system, how we keep it up to date, and how we can manage that and control people's access to it. Then we take a look at managing user accounts. I mentioned in the workplace, it's not uncommon to have shared systems. So how do we control user access, and restrict access to some people and allow access to others? We'll get a chance to see that. And then finally, we'll talk about managing disks and file systems, how we control the way that our hard drives are presented to the operating system, who has access to what, and the other resources that are found inside of that. So all of this is kinda pertaining to keeping our system up and running, and healthy, and the things that we do in the workplace, things like adding or replacing a hard drive, and how that's reflected inside of the OS. Those are things we need to know if we're going to be a system administrator. >> So if Becoming a Linux System Administrator sounds interesting to you, make sure you check out all the videos, all the lessons in the series. Thank you for watching. [MUSIC]

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