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Overview of our Linux Courses

Our range of Linux courses takes you from an introduction all the way through to Advanced Administration, and helps achieve certification for RedHat Enterprise Linux.

This page includes a short description of each of the courses we offer on Linux, and links to full descriptions of each of them. Please select this link for a list of all our scheduled courses.
Note that the term "Enterprise Linux" refers to RedHat Linux or its derivatives such as CentOS, Oracle Linux and Scientific Linux.

 

Linux is a powerful, reliable, Open Source operating system ideal for many client and server applications. We offer a set of training courses so that you can learn Linux whether you're from a Microsoft or Unix background, whether you've been a system administrator or only a user in the past, and whether you're using Linux for a major company server or for your own laptop. The courses also help prepare you for Linux certification from RedHat and others.

Introduction to Linux

Our Introduction to Linux course equips the novice Linux user with all the skills necessary to navigate the system and make productive use of the tools available, including the Windows systems, the vim editor and essential Linux commands. It also forms the necessary foundation for subsequent Linux courses. Suitable for any Linux distribution including RedHat, Centos, Oracle Linux and Scientific Linux.

Linux Utilities and Shell Programming

Our Linux Utilities and Shell Programming course provides a follow-on from the Introduction to Linux course for power users and administrators who wish to learn more of the general purpose Linux utilities, and be able to automate tasks by writing Bash shell scripts. This course not only teaches you the utilities and programming skills, but also provides many examples of useful shell scripts. A further important aspect is that you will be able to readily interpret existing scripts. Suitable for any Linux distribution including RedHat, Centos, Oracle Linux and Scientific Linux.

Enterprise Linux Administration Fast Track for RHCSA (RH199 equivalent)

Designed for experienced UNIX, Solaris and Linux administrators, this five day fast track course covers essential administration skills including local storage management; network and network services configuration; remote access using SSH, VNC, FTP; web services configuration; firewall and SELinux management; KVM VM deployment and management; installing the OS using Kickstart
It is intended for those who have previous Linux or UNIX experience and are comfortable using the command line and editing text files.
The course is fairly intensive, but provides ample time for putting skills into practise. This course helps with the preparation for several certifications, but is aimed mainly at RedHat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA). The course is suitable for any RedHat or rebuild distribution such as CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) and Scientific Linux.
We use real hardware, with each attendee having their own dedicated deskside server throughout the course, plus access to VMware VMs for certain labs.

Enterprise Linux 7  New Features for Administrators

This three-day course covers the new administration features of Enterprise Linux 7 for those with previous Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 administraion experience.
The course is fairly intensive, but provides ample time for putting skills into practise. Topics include the GRUB2 bootloader, the new systemd boot process and service management, creating new services, new network commands (nmcli, nmtui, hostnamectl) and network teaming/bonding, firewalld-based Linux firewall facilities using firewall-cmd, Interactive installation plus Kickstart differences, an introduction to Control Groups, journald logging, chronyd times services, Btrfs and XFS file systems, and more.

In addition, a variety of troubleshooting scenarios are covered, and methods for system performance monitoring.
 We use real hardware, with each attendee having their own dedicated server throughout the course, plus access to additional virtual machines on a VMWare Esxi server.

Enterprise Linux 7 Administration Part 1 (RHCSA part 1 equivalent)

This five-day course covers the essential administration features of Enterprise Linux 7 for those with no previous Enterprise Linux administration experience.
The course provides ample hands-on time for putting skills into practise. Topics include basic command line interaction, software installation and management, managing storage components, basic network and firewall configuration, process management, file and directory security, user and group management, creating and managing KVM-base virtual machines, and awareness of log files and their management.

Enterprise Linux 7 Administration Part 2 (RHCSA part 2 equivalent)

This four-day course covers the additional essential administration features of Enterprise Linux 7 for those who have attended the Part 1 Administration course, or who already have knowledge and experience to that level. As with all our other courses, students have exclusive use of deskside servers, plus additional VMware hosted virtual machines. Topics include automated OS install using the Kickstart mechanism, file system and logical volume management, scheduled job management, network file system configuration and management, configure and manage the SELinux security features, creating and managing a firewall based on firewalld, along with a variety of troubleshooting scenarios. This course, together with the Part 1 administration course, provides preparation for the RHCSA exam.

 

Enterprise Linux 7 Administration Part 3 (RHCE equivalent)

This advanced four-day course covers the features of Enterprise Linux 7 for those who have attended the Part 1 and 2 Administration course, or who already have knowledge and experience to that level, with perhaps an RHCSA qualification. As with all our other courses, students have exclusive use of deskside servers, plus additional VMware Esxi hosted virtual machines. Topics include Domain name Server (DNS) configuration, the Apache web server advanced services; the MySQL (MariaDB) database, Mail server (Postfix) configuration, SSH server/client configuration, iSCSI initiators and targets, Advanced network and firewalling, BASH shell scripting, Time synchronisation along with a variety of troubleshooting scenarios.

 

If you have three or more staff to train, may we suggest you visit our custom department for information about extra modules and on-site training?
We can provide customised course content if the standard courses do not meet your requirements.

 
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