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IntroductionToLinuxAdministration

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to command line Ubuntu Linux Server Administration. The course is taught by Brian Shaw, an instructor with over a decade of Linux server administration experience. Students taking this course will learn skills necessary to run many types of software and servers, from a web server and media center to a Teamtalk server and broadcasting software. Students come to the course with a wide range of experience, from the novice Linux user to those who have been using the command line for years. There is something for everyone here. This course starts at the beginning, covering Ubuntu set-up and how to navigate using the command line. It progresses to teach file and disk management and then server administration.

Some of the topics included are:

  • Setting up and using a Linux virtual machine
  • Using software and SSH to access a Linux server
  • Navigating and using the file system
  • Creating user accounts and user permissions
  • Using Screen to run multiple programs and services
  • Using Ed, a powerful text editor
  • Installing software packages
  • Using archive software to work with files
  • Installing and setting up a web server
  • Installing and configuring a mail transport agent
  • Installing and configuring a media center
  • Understanding and working with regular expressions
  • Writing basic shell scripts
  • Understanding security principles related to networking under Linux
  • Installing and configuring PmWiki

Note: This course is for those who want to learn how to use the Linux command line to administer systems and networks. If you would rather use a graphical user interface, you may want to find another course that teaches Vinux.

How To Enroll

Enrolling is easy. Just download our enrollment application. Fill it out and email it to us at caviinfo at ciscovision dot org The enrollment deadline for this semester is February 7, 2014.

Linux Wiki

For more information on this course, lectures and study group notes and a wealth of information on linux in general, please see the CAVI Linux Wiki.

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