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Linux System Administration Essentials (LFS207) + LFCS Exam Bundle

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The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam is ideal for candidates looking to validate their ability to proficiently install, configure, and operate Linux-based systems, whether on-premises or cloud-based.

Certified Linux systems administrators can work proficiently to operate Linux-based systems, understand key concepts, use Linux to deploy and operate applications and services and understand Linux networking fundamentals and it's role of supporting cloud-native deployments.


In the Linux Administration Essentials course you’ll learn how to administer, configure and upgrade Linux systems running one of the three major Linux distribution families (Red Hat, SUSE, Debian/Ubuntu). You’ll also learn all the tools and concepts you need to efficiently build and manage a production Linux infrastructure.


The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) certification is ideal for candidates early in their Linux system administration or open source career. The course, along with real-world experience and study, will provide the skills and knowledge also tested by the Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS) exam.


    Basic knowledge of Linux is helpful for this class, including installing Linux and using the command line is helpful but not required. Our free LFS101x Introduction to Linux course is useful preparation for this course. This course is designed to work on x86-based platforms, either on native hardware or running as a virtual machine (VM), under a hypervisor, such as those in the KVM, VMWare, or Virtual Box families.


Course Outline Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2. Linux Filesystem Tree Layout Chapter 3. Processes Chapter 4: Signals Chapter 5: Package Management Systems Chapter 6. RPM Chapter 7. DPKG Chapter 8. yum Chapter 9. zypper Chapter 10. APT Chapter 11. System Monitoring Chapter 12. Process Monitoring Chapter 13. Memory: Monitoring Usage and Tuning Chapter 14. I/O Monitoring and Tuning Chapter 15. I/O Scheduling Chapter 16. Linux Filesystems and the VFS Chapter 17. Disk Partitioning Chapter 18. Filesystem Features: Attributes, Creating, Checking, Mounting Chapter 19. Filesystem Features: Swap, Quotas, Usage Chapter 20. Th ext2/ext3/ext4 Filesystems Chapter 21. The XFS and btrfs Filesystems Chapter 22. Encrypting Disks Chapter 23. Logical Volume Management (LVM) Chapter 24. RAID Chapter 25. Kernel Services and Configuration Chapter 26. Kernel Modules Chapter 27. Devices and udev Chapter 28. Virtualization Overview Chapter 29. Containers Overview Chapter 30. User Account Management Chapter 31. Group Management Chapter 32. File Permissions and Ownership Chapter 33. Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) Chapter 34. Network Addresses Chapter 35. Network Devices and Configuration Chapter 36. Firewalls Chapter 37. System Startup and Shutdown Chapter 38. GRUB Chapter 39. System Init: systemd, SystemV and Upstart Chapter 40. Backup and Recovery Methods Chapter 41. Linux Security Modules Chapter 42. Local System Security Chapter 43. Basic Troubleshooting Chapter 44. System Rescue Exam Domains & Competencies Operations Deployment - 25%
  • Configure kernel parameters, persistent and non-persistent
  • Diagnose, identify, manage, and troubleshoot processes and services
  • Manage or schedule jobs for executing commands
  • Search for, install, validate, and maintain software packages or repositories
  • Recover from hardware, operating system, or filesystem failures
  • Manage Virtual Machines (libvirt)
  • Configure container engines, create and manage containers
  • Create and enforce MAC using SELinux
Networking - 25%
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 networking and hostname resolution
  • Set and synchronize system time using time servers
  • Monitor and troubleshoot networking
  • Configure the OpenSSH server and client
  • Configure packet filtering, port redirection, and NAT
  • Configure static routing
  • Configure bridge and bonding devices
  • Implement reverse proxies and load balancers
Storage - 20%
  • Configure and manage LVM storage
  • Manage and configure the virtual file system
  • Create, manage, and troubleshoot filesystems
  • Use remote filesystems and network block devices
  • Configure and manage swap space
  • Configure filesystem automounters
  • Monitor storage performance
Essential Commands - 20%
  • Basic Git Operations
  • Create, configure, and troubleshoot services
  • Monitor and troubleshoot system performance and services
  • Determine application and service specific constraints
  • Troubleshoot diskspace issues
  • Work with SSL certificates
Users and Groups - 10%
  • Create and manage local user and group accounts
  • Manage personal and system-wide environment profiles
  • Configure user resource limits
  • Configure and manage ACLs
  • Configure the system to use LDAP user and group accounts
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  • Same in-demand topics as instructor-led public and private classes.
  • Standalone learning or supplemental reinforcement.
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Self-Paced Training Terms & Conditions

Linux Foundation E-Learning courses are self-paced online courses that can be accessed via a regular web browser. Most courses include a good number of videos, but the majority of content will be available as text, balanced with a good proportion of labs. The labs allow students the opportunity to practice concepts covered in the course.

Students are given 12 months of online access to the course materials, starting from date of purchase.
After 12 months, your access to the course will be closed. If the student completes the course before the 12 month period expires, they can still access the course.

Web browser with internet is required to play the course. Lab exercises may require additional configuration, e.g. setting up a Linux machine. Setup Requirements

E-Learning courses may be accessed online via a web-browser only. No course manuals or other offline access is available for E-Learning courses.

To start an e-learning course, please login to My Portal with your LF Account credentials, go to the In Progress tab, and click the Start e-Learning button. Clicking on Start e-Learning will launch the course. If you are accessing a Linux Foundation course via your employerÕs site, please check out the E-Learning Support document for more info.

Your best resource for questions regarding labs and course content will be the class forum set up for your course at In addition to participation from other students, the forum is reviewed periodically by course staff. The forums are also where notices and updates regarding the course are posted, so it is good practice to check the forum regularly.


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