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 Installing, Configuring & Supporting Linux

  Course Code - PE-102   Duration - 4 Days

Linux is fast becoming the operating system of choice for many organisations. Free versions and the continuing improvements in reliability and robustness make it a serious option for businesses running systems in a Unix environment. 

This 3-day course provides practical experience in installing and customising a Linux distribution together with setting up standard Internet and Intranet network services and sharing resources with other operating systems.

 

 Objectives

 
 

- Obtain and install a linux distribution
- Customise a Linux installation to the local environment 
- Download and apply operating system upgrades and patches
- Configure, compile and install a Linux 2.4 kernel upgrade
- Setup standard Internet and Intranet network services
- Share resources with other operating systems

 

 Who Should Attend?

 
 

This course is aimed at anyone who needs to know how to install, configure and support Linux. It would also be of benefit to anyone wishing to evaluate Linux as an alternative to commercial operating systems.

 

 Prerequisites

 
 

Some knowledge of command line UNIX is assumed.

 

 Course Content

 
 

Linux background
- History
- Open Source Software
- Distributions
- Media
- Support
- Online Sources

Linux Installation
- Supported Hardware
- Disk Partitioning
- Package Selection
- Installation
- Rescue Disks

Workstation Administration
- Documentation
- The Boot Process
- Users
- Security
- System logging and Cron
- Peripherals
- X Windows

Custom Kernels
- Monolithic vs. Modular
- Installing Kernel Sources
- Applying Patches
- Configuration
- Compilation
- Installation
- Lilo

System Upgrades
- Source and Binary
- Apache
- Samba

Server Administration
- Daemons
- inetd
- FTP
- Telnet
- WWW
- E-mail
- PPP
- Internet Access
- Enhanced Security

Resource Sharing
- User Files
- Printers
- NFS
- Samba

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