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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Administration (Course 3103 v1)

Are you looking to develop a more complete set of administration skills for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11? Are you preparing to take the Certified Linux Professional 11 Practicum? Read on.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a highly reliable, interoperable and manageable server operating system that enables you to cost-effectively and securely deliver mission-critical services. This intermediate course is designed for you if you already have experience with Linux, including general system configuration and command line work. It's also ideal if you're seeking more administration skills on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, and also if you have completed the two previous courses in the Novell CLP 11 curriculum, and if you're preparing to take the Novell CLP 11 Practicum.

Before taking this course, it is highly recommended that you have a good working knowledge of Linux and should be able to handle the following tasks, all of which are taught in Courses 3101 and 3102:

  • Install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • Perform partitioning and file system setup and maintenance
  • Perform system configuration including network setup and user management
  • Manage software packages
  • Work on the command line including file management and text editing

Covering five days worth of material if taken via Partner-led training, this course covers the core elements of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 administration, including topics such as:

  • Configure fundamental networking services
  • Manage printing
  • Configure and use Open LDAP
  • Configure and use Samba
  • Configure a Web server
  • Configure and use IPv6
  • Perform a health check and performance tuning
  • Create shell scripts
  • Deploy SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Xen
  • LiveFire Exercise

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Administration (Course 3104 v1)

Do you administer SUSE Linux Desktops in your enterprise? Want to prepare for the coming Certified Linux Desktop Professional exam? This course will help prepare you to pass it!

SUSE Linux Enterprise desktops can save your business money by reducing licensing costs and being more secure against virus attacks. In this intermediate course, you will learn how to install, configure and manage SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktops. It also covers important administrative functions such as managing software and printing as well as how to tackle large scale desktop deployments in your business. You should be familiar with basic elements of Linux administration as well as the Windows desktop.

Coming soon to On-demand Training, Course 3104 is the culminating course in the SUSE Linux Enterprise desktop administrator curriculum. (Click here to see the CLA learning path and here to see the CLP learning path.) As with the other courses in this 3100 series, this On-demand Training version allows you to complete it at your own pace instead of what would normally take five full days if taken in a partner-led classroom. It covers common tasks that a system administrator of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 has to perform, such as installation, configuration of the desktop environment, software management, management of processes, printing, integration into existing environments and roll out of a large number of installations throughout your enterprise.

Specific topics covered include the following:

  • Customizing the graphical interface of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
  • Locking down the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
  • Using the NetWorkManager to configure the network
  • Activating and using IPv6

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  • Integrating SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop into an Active Directory environment
  • Integrating SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop into an eDirectory environment
  • Integrating SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop into a UNIX environment
  • Accessing remote desktops
  • Using multimedia on a SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
  • Configuring e-mail
  • Creating shell scripts
  • Deploying SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

Linux Enterprise Courses Coming Soon

The following two SUSE Linux Enterprise-related courses are slated to be released before the end of 2009, so stay tuned for those to also be available in On-demand Training.

Novell's Guide to CompTIA's Linux+ with SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (Course 3106)

This new course, slated to release in October 2009, will be available as an On-demand course a few months after its release as a Partner-led course or study kit. A course that will work well in the academic market, it will prepare you for the non-vendor specific CompTIA Linux+ test, which is an industry-recognized certification.

Migrating from Red Hat 5 to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Course 8011)

When this course is released, it will prepare you to migrate services running on a Red Hat server to run on a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server system.

Subscribing to On-demand Training

An annual subscription for On-demand Training costs US$1,795 per user. This gives you an All-Access Pass which opens the entire On-demand Training library to you whenever you need it. Novell also just announced the option to be able to buy Solution Libraries in the On-demand Training Library. Contact a Novell sales representative by calling 1-800-529-3400 or click here to find out more about your options.

As Novell continues to develop and focus its training on new technologies to meet new challenges, its world-recognized training will continue to provide you with what you need, when you need it!

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