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Linux+ Certification

Available Dates: Request Dates
Class Length: 5 day
Cost: $2,495

Class Outline:

Description:
This course will prepare students for the current CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. It provides a comprehensive guide to common tasks performed by system administrators, including installation, customization, and troubleshooting. Expanded coverage of networking and security are included, which map to the 2004 exam objectives.

Table of Contents:

Unit 1: Introduction to Linux
Topic A: Linux as an operating systemfd
Topic B: Common uses for Linux

Unit 2: Installing a Linux system
Topic A: Installing Linux
Topic B: Understanding hardware
Topic C: Gathering pre-installation information

Unit 3: Exploring interfaces and filesystems
Topic A: Linux interfaces
Topic B: Basic shell commands
Topic C: Files and directories
Topic D: Displaying the contents of files
Topic E: Searching and editing text files

Unit 4: Filesystem management
Topic A: The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
Topic B: Searching and linking files
Topic C: File and directory permissions
Topic D: Default and special permissions

Unit 5: Filesystem administration
Topic A: The /dev directory and device files
Topic B: Using floppy disks and CD-ROMs
Topic C: Hard disks
Topic D: Monitoring filesystems

Unit 6: Advanced installation and troubleshooting
Topic A: Advanced hardware configuration
Topic B: Fault-tolerant disk systems
Topic C: Advanced installation methods
Topic D: Troubleshooting installations

Unit 7: Working with the BASH shell
Topic A: Command input and output
Topic B: Shell variables
Topic C: Shell scripts
Topic D: BASH command history

Unit 8: System initialization
Topic A: Booting and boot loaders
Topic B: System initialization

Unit 9: The X Windows system
Topic A: GUI components
Topic B: Configuring X Windows

Unit 10: Managing system processes
Topic A: Starting, viewing, and killing processes
Topic B: Foreground and background processes
Topic C: Process priorities and scheduling

Unit 11: Printer and log file administration
Topic A: Printer administration
Topic B: Log file administration

Unit 12: User, group, and file administration
Topic A: Administering users and groups
Topic B: Administering user files

Unit 13: Compression, backup, and software installation
Topic A: Compression
Topic B: System backup
Topic C: Software installation

Unit 14: Troubleshooting and performance monitoring
Topic A: Troubleshooting
Topic B: Performance monitoring

Unit 15: Network Configuration
Topic A: Networks and TCP/IP
Topic B: Configuring a PPP interface
Topic C: Name resolution
Topic D: Using network resources
Topic E: Configuring network services

Unit 16: Security
Topic A: System security
Topic B: Detecting intrusion

Appendix A: The GNU Public License
Appendix B: Finding Linux resources on the Internet
Appendix C: Certification exam objectives map

Objectives:
-Outline the key features of the Linux operating system, list the advantages of using Linux, and explain the common uses of Linux in the industry.
-Install Fedora Core 2; describe common types of central processing units, physical memory, disk drives, mainboards, peripheral devices, video adapter cards, monitors, keyboards, and mice; and obtain the hardware and software information necessary to install Linux.
-Explain the function of the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, use standard commands to manage files and directories, find files and directories, understand and create linked files, modify file and directory ownership, define and change file and directory permissions, identify the default permissions created on files and directories, and apply special file and directory permissions.
-Redirect the input and output of a command; identify, manipulate, create, and export shell variables; edit environment files to create variables; describe the purpose of shell scripts; create and execute shell scripts; use common decision constructs in shell scripts; and use and customize the BASH shell command history feature.
-Install and configure SCSI devices; identify default IRQs, I/O addresses, and DMAs; explain how Plug-and-Play can be used to assign configuration to peripheral devices; explore fault-tolerant disk systems and RAID configurations; outline the steps used to install Linux from source files on a hard disk or network server; create a kickstart file; and troubleshoot the installation process.
-Explain the purpose of the GUI components such as X Windows, window managers, and desktop environments; list the common window managers and desktop environments; configure X Windows by using various utilities; start and stop an X server; and run X applications from the command line.
-Outline the major steps necessary to boot a Linux system, configure the LILO and GRUB boot loaders, dual boot Linux with the Windows operating system, understand how the init daemon initializes the system at boot time, and understand runlevels.