Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking Training (Linux Foundation Course)

The Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking course is a Linux Foundation course designed for system administrators and IT professionals who need to gain a hands-on knowledge of Linux network configuration and services as well as related topics such as basic security and performance. The need for sysadmins with advanced administration and networking skills as never been greater, and competition for people with experience is fierce. Whether you're looking for expert test prep for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification, need training to help transition to Linux from other platforms, or you're just brushing up on these vital admin and networking skills, this course will teach you what you need to know.

Contact us to book your seat.Training may be done on-site or at our training venues in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.


                                        Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking Training Summary    


Course Duration Price ZAR(ex vat) Price USD
Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking 4 days R25,000 $1,923
  • Lunch, refreshments and training material included.
  • Class start at 9:00am for 9:30am
  • South Africa training locations: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban
  • Global training locations: USA, Candana, UK, Dubai, Europe


Course Outline

This course teaches everything you need to know to be an advanced systems administrator and to prepare for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification. You'll learn:

  • How to design, deploy and maintain a network running under Linux
  • How to administer the network services
  • The skills to create and operate a network in any major Linux distribution
  • How to securely configure the network interfaces
  • How to deploy and configure file, web, email and name servers.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.



  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Laboratory Exercises
  • Distribution Details
  • Obtaining Class Solutions and Resources
  • Registration

Linux Networking Concepts and Review

  • OSI Model Introduction and Upper Layers
  • OSI Model Transport Layer
  • OSI Model Network Layer
  • OSI Model Lower Layers
  • Network Topology
  • Domain Name System
  • System Services
  • Managing System Services

Network Configuration

  • Runtime Network Configuration
  • Boot Time Network Configuration
  • Intro to OpenVPN

Network Troubleshooting and Monitoring

  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Client-Side Troubleshooting
  • Server-Side Troubleshooting
  • Network Monitoring

Remote Access

  • Remote Access History
  • Intro to Cryptography
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Remote Graphics

Domain Name Service

  • Overview Of DNS
  • BIND (named) Server
  • BIND Zone Configuration

HTTP Servers

  • Apache
  • Apache Configuration
  • Apache Virtual Hosts
  • Apache Security

Advanced HTTP Servers

  • Mod Rewrite
  • Mod Alias
  • Mod Status
  • Mod Include
  • Mod Perl
  • Performance Considerations

Email Servers

  • Email Overview
  • Postfix
  • Dovecot

File Sharing

  • FTP
  • vsftpd
  • rsync
  • SSH Based Protocols
  • Other Protocols

Advanced Networking

  • Routing
  • VLANs
  • DHCP
  • NTP

HTTP Caching

  • Overview
  • Squid Configuration

Network File Systems

  • NFS
  • Other Network File Systems

Introduction to Network Security

  • Security Concepts
  • Security Practices
  • Security Tools


  • TCP Wrappers
  • netfilter Concepts
  • Iptables Command
  • Managing IPtables
  • Advanced Firewalls

Virtualization Overview

  • Virtualization History
  • libvirt
  • Docker Example

High Availability

  • Overview
  • DRDB

System log

  • Overview

Package Management

  • Installing from Source
  • Package Management
  • Packaging System Benefits
  • Main Package System Benefits
  • Main Package Management Systems
  • Role of Linux Distributions
  • Building RPM Packages
  • RPM Spec File Sections
  • RPM Spec File Example
  • Building Debian Packages

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