Server Management Course
Server Training - Server Administration

Server Management

Server Management is a course designed to provide the student with the tools necessary to manage a Linux Server. Each student will have a weekly session one-on-one with a certified instructor to help answer questions and demonstrate principles. This is a 4 week course. The course includes a 550 page Paper Manual shipped to the student which is 8.5 x 11" lay flat. This manual contains 40 labs that students can work through with practical applications. Each student is provided with a live server to work on for the class time. Also shipped is a CD with 63 Flash movies with voice showing you how to manage a server. Students will have access to our Live Training Network for 12 weeks, that provides students with access to 72 additional live Linux classes for free.

Available for Ubuntu 8.04 or CentOS 5 

Regularly: $299.95

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 Interactive Features:
Live Voice Discussion
All students can hear and speak to the instructor. No phone is necessary. Your phone line is kept open. A voice server will be used so that voice service is free.
View Instructor Demonstrations
Students may view a number of multimedia presentations and demonstrations from the instructor's desktop. Linux Training sessions provide the same learning opportunities as a physical classroom setting. Linux demonstrations are live interactive with the instructor and provide the opportunity to ask questions.
Linux Training Server to Learn on
Each student will be provided a real Linux server to work on during the class. This provides students with real skill development as they work through the class. Students will also be shown how to use VMWare Player and install a virtual machine so they learn how to build RAID and LVM on a virtual machine.
Almost 40 Interactive Labs
Students will have 40 labs to complete to develop Linux administration skills. These labs are step-by-step in completing the necessary tasks to become a Linux Administrator.
Unlimited Email Support

Students will have unlimited email support during the 4 weeks so they can ask questions of the instructor.
Ongoing Support for Linux Administrators
Students who register for this Linux Training Course will have continual support through our
Live Training Network where they can take live classes for for free for 3 months...that is access to 72 Live Classes! Who else offers that kind of support? Check the calendar for past classes that we have offered.

Here are additional Linux Server Administration classes that are offered. All Linux Admin classes can be taken with an Ubuntu emphasis or CentOS.

Live Class Descriptions:
Linux Server Management - course focus on running a Linux Server correctly (Ubuntu 8.04 or CentOS 5), see class outline below.
Linux Server Daemons - course focus on step-by-step install of servers (Ubuntu 8.04 or CentOS 5), installation and management of web servers, DNS servers, mail servers, DHCP,SSH, FTP,etc.

Self-Teach Packages:
Linux Server Management - course focus on running a Linux Server correctly (Ubuntu 8.04 or CentOS 5), see class outline below.
Linux Server Daemons - course focus on step-by-step install of servers (Ubuntu 8.04 or CentOS 5), installation and management of web servers, DNS servers, mail servers, DHCP,SSH, FTP,etc.

Here is the course description for Linux Server Management. If you are interested in the Linux Server Daemons (web server, DNS server, mail server,etc) take the Linux Server Daemons class.

Course Content for Linux Server Management:
Labs Highlighted in Green
Outline Categories in Blue

Historical Development of Linux
Researching Distributions
The Choice of an Enterprise Server
Finding Help
Tasks of a Linux Administrator
The Boot Process
Init Process
Startup Scripts
rc.d Directory
Lab 2.1 : List Current Services Listed in /etc/rc.d/init.d
Run Scripts at Startup
Interactive Startup
Configuration of the Boot Process
Reboot and Shut Down
Lab 2.2 : Shutting Down Correctly and Restarting
Managing Services
Lab 2.3 : Managing Services
Practice 2.4: Changing init
The root User
Access Control
root Login
Setuid and setgid
Lab 3.1: Setting the SUID Bit
How to Use su root
Lab 3.2: Checking the PATH
Lab 3.3: Set Up sudoers
Process Management
Managing Processes
Creation of Process
Signals 38
How to Kill Processes
Process States
/proc File System
Tracing System Calls
Dealing with Wild Processes
Managing the File System
Mounting/Unmounting File Systems
A Linux Standard
File Types
File Permissions
setuid and setgid bits
Lab 5.1: Control Group Ownership with SGID
sticky bit
File Attributes
Change File Permissions - chmod
Change Ownership – chown
Lab 5.2: Understanding the /proc Directory
Managing Users
Lab 6.1: Change User Information
Creating Users
Files When a User is Created
Password Control
Check Password
Lab6.2 : Add a User in Text Mode
Deleting Users and Data
Change File Ownership
Communication With Users
Managing Users From the GUI
User and Group Security
Attack Source
Monitoring User Activity with psacct
Managing Quotas
quota Commands
Start Quotas
Setup User Quotas
Setup group Quotas
Create Profiles
Turn Quotas Off
Maintain Quotas
Lab 7.1 : User Quotas
Lab 7.2 : Group Quotas

Managing System Logs
Special Log Files
View System Logs
Log Watch
Create a New alias
Create Remote Logs
View Remote Files
Altered Log Files
Security Steps for Logs
Modify Log Output
Add Program Logs
Lab 8.2 Log Management
Managing Hard Drives
IDE Drives
Sata Drives
Drive Geometry
Swap Space
Formatting Floppy Drives
Using fdisk to Create Partitions
Listing Partitions With fdisk
View Partitions
Delete Partitions
All Partitions Deleted
New Partition Created
File System Formats
Mounting Drives
Enhancing Hard Drive performance
Add an Additional Device
Lab 9.1: Checking Hard Drive Performance
Lab 9.2: Create RAID 5 with LVM

Managing Backups
Backup Media
Using tar
Search the Contents of a tar File
Simple tar Script
Using dd to Clone Drives
Build an Image Server
Check Free Space
Lab 10.1 Simple tar Backup
Lab 10.2 Backup /home Directory
Lab 10.3 Backup /home Directory with Script
Lab 10.4 rsync
Lab 10.5 Backup /home Directory with Script

Managing Automated Actions
Using at
Lab 11.1: Using at
Lab 11.2: Backup

Using cron
Managing Updates
yum Log
yum Repositories
Install New Programs
Remove Programs
Basic Networking
LAN - Local Area Network
WAN - Wide Area Network
OSI Layers
Ethernet Media
Network Design
Network Relationship
Using Network Commands
Important Network Files
Webmin: Remote Access
Lab 12.1 : Webmin Security
Lab 12.2 : Webmin Options

VNC Remote Access
Create Users
Start the Server
Set VNC Server to be On at Boot
Client Login
Lab 13.1 : VNC Server
SSH – Secure Remote Access
SSH Files and Locations
SSH Basics
Generate a Key Pair
Permissions for .ssh Directory
Preventing Man in the Middle
Known Hosts
Making Connections
Initializing a Connection to a Server
Transfer Files Using scp
Transfer Remote File to Local Machine
Transfer a Directory to Remote Server
Using sftp for Secure File Transfer
Remote X Window With SSH
Change Port Number on Client
Connect With Keys Only
Project: SSH Connect Without Passwords
Change Port Number on Client
Config File
Transferring Files With FileZilla
Connecting With FileZilla
LAB 14.5: SSH Move Directories
Kernel Development
How to Configure the Kernel
LAB 17.1: Tune Kernel Parameters
Load Drivers and Modules into an Existing Kernel on the Fly
Practice: Add and Remove a Module
Practice: Load All SCSI Drivers
Build a New Kernel
Lab 17.4: Kernel Development
Provide Directives at boot time to the Kernel
X Window System
X Window Components
X Display Manager
X Applications
Client Authentication
X Server Configuration
Server Security
Preventative Server Security
Layered Security
Reducing Spam and Attack by Limiting IP Addresses
Lab 17.1: iptables Firewall
Restrict Physical Access to Servers
Securing Services
Lab 17.2: List Current Services Listed in /etc/rc.d/init.d
Managing Services
Lab 17.3: Managing Services
Manage xinetd
Lab 17.4: Enabling rsync
Lab 17.5: Manage Access Control

Lab 17.6: Configuring tcp_wrappers
Verify Running Services with netstat
Securing The Firewall
Port Scan Attack Detector (psad)
psad Configuration File
Bastille Linux
Lab 17.7: Security Assessment
Bastille Questions
Securing the Network Connections
Lab 17.8: Review history
Lab 17.9: Review /etc/passwd

Using nmap
Ping Sweep
Securing Users
root Login
How to Use su root
User and Group Security
Attack Source
Deleting Users and Data
Firewall Introduction
Firewall Strategies
Network Tools
Lab 17.10 : Network Monitoring
Wireshark (Ethereal)
Remedial Server Security
Lab 17.11 : Rootkit Hunter
Lab 17.12 : AIDE

Social Engineering