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Become a Linux Admin: Linux in Motion is your ticket!

Linux in Motion is your ticket to the world of professional Linux administration! Linux expert and professional educator David Clinton guides you through a unique learning experience integrating text, video, and interactive exercises. You’ll learn and practice key concepts like virtualization, container design, and server configuration in Linux as you take on real-world exercises and practical projects. Experience the increased comprehension and skill-building of mixed-media learning while you master Linux administration through this value-rich course!

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Become a Linux Admin: Linux in Motion is your ticket!

  1. 1. So, you want to be a Linux admin… What does it really take?
  2. 2. Domain Tools Archives and backups tar, dd, rsnyc, scp Databases MySQL Device management dmesg, lshw, lspic, lsusb, modprobe Logging journalctl, /var/log Networking Apache, OpenVPN, ip, dmesg, ping, nmap, traceroute, netstat, netcat, ntp, telnet Package management apt, yum/dnf, dpkg Partitions and file systems GRUB, mount, chroot, gparted, /etc/fstab, nfs Remote connectivity ssh, scp, nfs, Samba Scripts Ansible, Bash Security OpenVPN, encryption, ssh, scp, easy-rsa, SELinux, intrusion detection (Tripwire) Shells Bash, man System monitoring top, free, ps, dmesg, locate, find System process man. systemd, systemctl, cron, anacron, kill, killall Text streams redirects, zcat, grep, sed, journalctl Virtualization VBox, LXC, Cloud Here is what you need to know… no pressure.
  3. 3. Learn to backup and manage digital resources  If you don't make copies of your data and images, you *will* eventually lose them  If you don't understand how to find objects in the file system and how to securely connect across networks...  will you know where things are and how to manage them?
  4. 4. Get the most out of your Linux server  Implement Single Sign-on authentication across your infrastructure  Learn to deploy a accessed controlled kiosk  Introduce yourself to the Linux system logging tools  Monitor servers and clients using tools like collectd
  5. 5. Automate everything Do you really want a job done regularly and properly?  Script it  Schedule its automatic execution Let Linux do the work for you!
  6. 6. Administrate like a pro  Learn to manage processes using the systemd family of tools  Learn to tame and analyze large data streams and log files
  7. 7. Be secure: encrypt everything  your remote shell sessions  your VPNs  your web sites If you can encrypt it, you should!
  8. 8. Explore virtualization and DevOps  Understand what's driving the server virtualization revolution  Use VirtualBox and LXC/LXD to experiment with Linux tools  Install and administrate workloads on Docker, LXC/LXD, AWS, etc.
  9. 9. Practice. Practice. Practice.  Live with Linux on your home computer and laptop  Explore the file system of your Android device  Build a new PC out of old hardware  Use Linux to solve your annoying digital problems Never just read. Do.
  10. 10. In need of some learning resources? Get for 40% off with code sladmin at