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Linux Admin Bootcamp - training course
Looking after your Linux server
Duration: 2 days • Price: $1270.00 or £790.00 +VAT (with hotel room), or $1050.00 or £650.00 +VAT (without room), • Venue: Melksham, England

Usually scheduled to meet customer needs or run as a private course. Please email for details
This tailored course provides the bright newcomer to Linux Administration with an overview in just two days. Starting off with a system build which introduces the key structural elements of Linux, the new administrator goes on to learn to to install extra software, to set up networking (including a brief look at services such as firewall and DNS), and to add user accounts to the system. Backup and restore are important subjects, and we'll also briefly cover setting the Linux system up as a webserver - perhaps the most common of daemons to run on Linux systems.
Basic Linux or Unix knowledge - directory handling, file copying, deleting editing etc. If you don't know these subjects, consider attending our Linux Basics course first.

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Course Summary: [Link]
Installing Linux (module A191) What you need before you start. Choosing your release. Slicing / Partitioning your discs. Selecting packages. Boot loaders. Post-install basic configuration. Adding local enhancements. Issues in planning a multi-boot system. Disc imaging.
Users and Groups (module A161) What are users and groups?. The root account. Other accounts. Real and effective id. Adding and managing user accounts. Setting up a user account. Forgotten passwords. Ownership and permissions, files and processes. Control of processes.
Backups and File System Management (module A162) Backup schemes and the need to backup. Dump and restore. Tar. CPIO, dd and other tools. Backup strategies. Mounting file systems and monitoring usage. Symbolic links. Hard links. Finding files. Some more useful commands.
Network Configuration and Security (module A163) IP addressing and DNS naming. Putting your Linux system on a network. Testing with ping. Using outgoing services. Incoming services. Be aware.
Firewalls (module A192) Routing, Firewalls and IP rewriters. ipchains. Port probing. NAT and DMZ.
DNS (module A193) The Domain Name Service. The logistics of a DNS setup. A, PTR, SOA, MX and others. Setting up a DNS Server. Talking to your root domain. Changing your DNS and Cache issues. Dnsmasq and lightweight alternatives.
Apache httpd - Sourcing, Installation, Testing (module A602) Sourcing Apache httpd. Configuring httpd. The user account under which to run the web server. The address of the web site administrator. Changing the location of files on the web site. Allowing more than just serving files!. Allowing individual users their own web sites. Configuring log files. Setting up a separate cgi-bin directory. Adding Handlers. Changing your error report pages. Getting server status reports through the web. Installing and Configuring httpd on Windows. Testing your installation. Testing the basic web directory and home page location. Testing the userŐs home directory web sites are working. Testing the server status and server info pages. Testing your error page. Testing for the presence and operation of a PHP script. Testing for the presence and operation of server side includes. Testing the operation of a .cgi program (written in Perl). Testing the cgi-bin directory. Testing wider services.
Services and Regular Jobs (module A164) Provision of services via daemons. Controlling the startup and shutdown of Daemons. System shutdown. Run states and init. Automating daemon controls via chkconfig. Regular jobs via crontab.
Installing Software (module A165) Installation via RPM packages. configure, make, cc and others. Installation from tar or tgz files.
Linux Server Admin - Exercise (module A171) Integrating various admin tasks.

Graham Ellis - graham@wellho.net [email]  [about Graham]
Melksham, Wiltshire , England. A taxi transfer can be arranged if you'll be arriving by air from United States. Private Courses can be arranged on site in your country.
Public courses run at Well House Manor - our own purpose fitted training centre and business hotel / conference centre in Melksham.
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1 student   2 students   3 students   For 4 or more students
from the same company,
please consider a private course.
 With hotel room
($1524.00 inc VAT) or
(£948.00 inc VAT)
Without room
($1260.00 inc VAT) or
(£780.00 inc VAT) 
 With hotel rooms
($2988.00 inc VAT) or
(£1836.00 inc VAT)
Without rooms
($2460.00 inc VAT) or
(£1500.00 inc VAT) 
 With hotel rooms
($4452.00 inc VAT) or
(£2724.00 inc VAT)
Without rooms
($3660.00 inc VAT) or
(£2220.00 inc VAT) 
• Multiple discount applies to bookings for second and subsequent delegates on the same running of a course, and on same order.
• Hotel rooms are available for arrival the night before the course starts, for departure after the end of the course on the last day.
We offer a variety of Deployment courses such as Linux Web Server and Deploying Apache and Tomcat which will be of interest to you if you're running Linux as a web server.

Upon completion of your course, you'll have online access to the source code of all the examples from the course, and you'll have access to the "Ask the Tutor" forum where you can raise questions. We also encourage you to email the tutor, and to visit us again to use our library as appropriate.

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