Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License, the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone. Northeast Lakeview College Workforce Development and Community Education offers a variety of courses on Linux to help you be successful in the IT industry.
Introduction to Linux
This course is designed as a 24 hour jump start in the Linux operating system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be used in the lab, though the instruction will focus on cross-distribution knowledge and skills. No particular previous knowledge of Linux is assumed, though basic familiarity will be beneficial to the student due to the rapid pace of the course. Instruction will start on hardware and a general overview of Linux, followed by in-depth lecture and lab time in the shell environment. Theory will continue covering topics such as file systems, processes, the boot process and the kernel. The majority of the course will be divided between system administration tasks and networking. The course will end with a very brief overview of remaining Linux+ topics needed for certification. 3 days, 24 hours.
Red Hat Certified Engineer Test Prep (RHCE)
Course content includes usage basics, running commands, browsing file systems, users, groups, and permissions, using the bash Shell, standard i/o and pipes, text processing tools, advanced text editor, basic system configuration tools, investigating and managing processes, configuring the bash Shell, finding and processing files, network clients, deep discussion of user and group identities, the Linux file system, essential administration tools. Topics also include system initialization, package management, kernel services, system services, user administration, advanced file system management, network configuration, virtualization with Zen, troubleshooting. Advanced topics include system performance and security, system service access controls, network resource access controls, organizing networked systems, network file sharing services, web services, electronic mail services, securing data, account management. Participants will be able to configure networking services and security on servers using Linux operating systems. 5 days, 40 hours.
Domain Names Service Theory (DNS)
This course is designed to provide the student with comprehensive knowledge of the Domain Name System. A short introduction to the mechanics of DNS operation is followed by an in-depth look at the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) software package, the predominant DNS server in use today. Discussions will include Zone file management and components such as A, CNAME and MX records, server slaving, DNS query tools and more. 1 day, 4 hours.