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This learning path helps IT pros develop the Linux system administration skills they need to manage and maintain a Linux environment. Beginning with an overview and installation, you can progress to package management, shells and processes, and intermediate and advanced Linux skills and tools.
Understand the skills and tasks necessary to install and manage CentOS.
Manage packages with RPM, YUM, dpkg, and APT.
Explore the tools and steps necessary to configure and manage a Linux network.
Linux: Overview and Installation (2016) with Grant McWilliams
Set up an environment for learning Linux. Learn how to install CentOS on a virtual machine and explore GNOME, the open-source desktop environment for Linux.
1h 3m • COURSE
Learning Linux Command Line with Scott Simpson
Explore the Linux command line and Bash shell. Learn how to navigate the file and folder structure, exit text, set permissions, and install and update software on Linux machines.
2h 18m • COURSE
Linux: Files and Permissions with Grant McWilliams
Learn how to manage files and directories, create links, and set permissions in CentOS 7.
1h 49m • COURSE
Linux: Package Management for CentOS with Grant McWilliams
Discover how to manage the thousands of installable pieces of software that come with CentOS Linux. Learn about software package choices and managing packages with RPM and Yum.
1h 56m • COURSE
Linux: Shells and Processes with Grant McWilliams
Gain a more thorough understanding of the shell and system processes to help you work faster and more efficiently in Linux.
1h 53m • COURSE
Linux: Network Configuration with Scott Simpson
Learn how to configure network interfaces and client-side services, including firewalls and routing, on Linux.
1h 42m • COURSE
Linux: Desktops and Remote Access with Grant McWilliams
Find the most productive way to work in Linux. Learn how to access a CentOS computer via desktop environments, terminal emulators, shells, and remote tools.
1h 44m • COURSE
Linux: User and Group Management with Grant McWilliams
Learn how to administer and manage users, user accounts, user groups, permissions, privileges, and access-related settings in Linux.
1h 8m • COURSE
Linux: System Information and Directory Structure Tools with Grant McWilliams
Dive into the Linux directory structure using basic tools and command-line text editing. Learn how to query the operating system, identify directories, archive files, and more.
1h 34m • COURSE
Linux: File Sharing Services with Scott Simpson
Learn about how to set up and configure Linux file sharing services using essential systems and protocols.
1h 10m • COURSE
Linux: Storage Systems with Kevin Dankwardt
Learn how to manage partitions, logical and physical volumes, and file systems in Linux.
3h 30m • COURSE
Linux: Kernels and Logging for System Administration with Grant McWilliams
Learn how to customize and configure the Linux kernel on CentOS 7, and manage the GRUB boot loader, system initialization, and system logging.
1h 3m • COURSE
You'll prepare for the LPIC-1 or CompTIA Linux+ certifications with these experts
Grant McWilliams is a consultant, speaker, writer, professor, and developer specializing in Linux and open source.
He's been a college professor for 15 years teaching at Bellevue College, Shoreline Community College, and Edmonds Community College. He's also provided custom training and curriculum for Boeing, Panasonic, Thales, and many other Fortune 500 corporations. His training focuses entirely on open-source and Linux technologies.
His consulting company, Sound Linux Training and Consulting, has been in business for 25 years and specializes in creating custom solutions using open-source technologies. These have included Linux-based in-flight entertainment systems and massively scaled Xen hypervisor near-embedded platforms, as well as cloud, virtual and physical security scanning, and penetration testing appliances.
His public speaking engagements include LinuxCon (New Orleans, 2013), Xen Project User Summit (NYC, 2014), and LinuxFest Northwest (Bellingham, WA, 2004–2011). His technical writing and editing achievements include writing documentation and man pages for Citrix XenServer via the Xenapi Admin Project.
Scott Simpson has a master's in education and currently creates technology courses as an author at LinkedIn.
Scott has been interested in computers since he was about seven years old, and for most of that time, he's been teaching friends, family, and strangers how to use them. This geeky hobby turned into a job with Apple during college, and after completing his master's degree in education at San Diego State University, he has helped to shape the Developer segment here at lynda.com as a content producer. Scott enjoys building web apps and exploring new technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @scotty82.
Dr. Kevin Dankwardt is a leader in the Linux community and an authority on embedded Linux.
In 1992, he founded the training and consulting firm K Computing. Since that time, the company has become a leader in embedded Linux training and consulting.
Since 1992, Dr. Dankwardt has designed, developed, and delivered training and consulting on a wide range of subjects such as Linux device driver programming, Linux embedded systems engineering, Linux real-time programming, Linux system and network administration, Perl programming, C++ programming, Unix parallel programming, Unix real-time programming, Unix system programming, and Unix network administration, as well as a large number of specially targeted classes in conjunction with world-leading technical partners.
Dr. Dankwardt earned his PhD in computer science from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana (Lafayette), and served as an assistant professor at Louisiana Tech University, where he served as interim chairman of the Computer Science department. He is a regular speaker at major conferences and frequently writes articles on Linux development topics. In addition, he chaired the education committee of the Embedded Linux consortium, served as contributing editor to LinuxDevices.com and Embedded Linux Journal, and served as technical chair of Embedded Linux conferences throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Dankwardt currently lives and works in Silicon Valley where he participates in various Linux activities including founding and leading the 2,500+ member Silicon Valley Linux Technology meetup group.