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Debian system administration  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

Debian training course description

This three day hands on course provides a comprehensive coverage of core Linux administration tasks on Debian Linux.

What will you learn
  • Administer & configure Linux systems.
  • Maintain Linux by handling disk space and taking regular backups.
  • Manage software packages.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting.
  • Maintain a secure Linux system.
  • Describe the organisation and implementation of the filesystem.
Debian training course details

Debian training course contents

  • Managing software
  • Package Concepts, RPM, rpm Commands, Yum, Dependencies and Conflicts, Startup Script Problems, Shared Libraries, Library Management, Managing Processes, the Kernel: The First Process, Process Lists, Foreground & Background Processes, Process Priorities, Killing Processes.

  • Configuring hardware
  • Configuring Firmware and Hardware, IRQs, I/O Addresses, DMA Addresses, Boot Disks, Coldplug and Hotplug Devices, Configuring Expansion Cards and PCI Cards, Kernel Modules, USB Devices, Linux USB Drivers, Configuring Hard Disks, Partitioning Systems, LVM, Common Layouts, Creating Partitions and Filesystems, Maintaining Filesystem Health, Tuning, Journals, Checking Filesystems, Monitoring Disk Use, Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems.

  • Managing files
  • File Management Commands, File Naming and Wildcards, File Archiving, Links, Directory Commands, File Ownership and Group, File access control, Permissions, chmod, Defaults, File Attributes, Disk Quotas, Enabling and setting Quotas, Locating Files, The FHS.

  • Booting Linux and editing files
  • Installing Boot Loaders, GRUB Legacy, GRUB 2, Alternative Boot Loaders, the Boot Process, Boot Messages, Runlevels and the Initialization Process, Runlevel Functions, Runlevel Services, Alternative Boot Systems , Upstart, system.

  • Administering the system
  • Managing Users and Groups, Tuning User and System Environments, Using System Log Files, Understanding syslogd , Setting Logging Options, Manually Logging Data, Rotating Log Files, Reviewing Log File Contents, Maintaining the System Time, Linux Time Concepts, Manually Setting the Time, Using NTP, Running Jobs in the Future, Understanding the Role of cron, Creating System cron Jobs, Creating User cron Jobs, Using anacron, Using at.

  • Configuring basic networking
  • TCP/IP, Network Hardware, Network Addresses, Hostnames, Network Ports, Configuring Linux for a Local Network, Configuring with DHCP, Static IP Address, Configuring Routing, Using GUI Configuration Tools, ifup and ifdown, Diagnosing Network Connections, Testing Connectivity, Tracing a Route, Checking Network Status , Examining Network Traffic, Additional Tools.

  • Securing your systems
  • Administering Network Security, Super Server Restrictions, Disabling Unused Servers, Administering Local Security, Securing Passwords, Limiting root Access, Setting Login, Process, SUID/SGID Files, Configuring SSH, Using GPG, Generating, Importing and Revoking Keys, Encrypting and Decrypting Data, Signing Messages and Verifying Signatures.

Learning path



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Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.