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 :
INSTALLATION and BOOTING
X WINDOWS (KDE, Gnome)
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
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
Note: This prerequisite does not assure a student will be successful
in the residence course without some additional practice of newly
Materials: All course materials are provided.