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Course Description

Course: LINUX - Basic LINUX Administration for WFOs ad RFCs

Type of Course: Residence - 7 days

Target Audience: ESAs, ITOs, ETs, and others who actively administer Linux systems as part of their assigned duties in their office.

Overview : This course is designed to support a large variety of field (WFO/RFC) activities which utilize the Linux operating system. There is no single field platform targeted, rather the knowledge and skills acquired are applicable to any number of Linux platforms employed at the site. The version of Linux taught at present is Red Hat version Enterprise 6. The focus of the course is on managing the Linux system and the services it renders. This is NOT a beginning UNIX/LINUX course. This an "ENTRY-LEVEL" Systems Administration course that includes the following topics :

Topics:
INSTALLATION and BOOTING
X WINDOWS (KDE, Gnome)
HARDWARE ADMINISTRATION
SOFTWARE UPGRADES
SERVICE MANAGEMENT
USER ADMINISTRATION
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
NETWORK SECURITY
NETWORK FILE SHARING (Samba, NFS)
BACKUP AND RECOVERY

Required Prerequisites: Students are expected to know basic LINUX/UNIX commands before arriving in class, and thus there is a prerequisite listed below. It should be noted however that a student new to Linux/Unix is best set up to succeed in the course if he or she gets some actual hands-on practice time prior to coming to class instead of relying solely on a single prerequisite course to get comfortable with basic Linux/Unix skills.

A. LINUX Essentials Distance Learning

This is a beginning LINUX/UNIX course designed to teach the new user basic Linux commands and concepts. Students will be asked to download and read pdf materials and then go online to an NWSTC server to complete some practical exercises using beginning level Linux commands learned. To begin simply send an e-mail request to dave.rowell@noaa.gov and heather.galan@noaa.gov and you will receive a return e-mail within a week with account information to access the training system. Then to see the course instructions click here.

-or- a previous NWSTC course in UNIX/LINUX. Linux Course(s) from a university or public vendor (Red Hat, Sun, etc...) -or- some other correspondence course may be substituted with approval of the instructor. Note: This prerequisite does not assure a student will be successful in the residence course without some additional practice of newly acquired skills.

Materials: All course materials are provided.

Contact(s):

  • David Rowell
    816-994-3010


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