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Course 3036: SUSE Linux Fundamentals

Section 1: Understand the Linux story

  • The history of Linux
  • Identify the components of SLES 9
  • Understand the multiuser environment
  • Perform a simple installation of SLES 9

Section 2: Use the Linux desktop

  • Overview of the Linux desktop
  • Use the KDE desktop environment
  • Use the GNOME desktop environment
  • Access the command line interface from the desktop

Section 3: Locate and use help resources in the Linux system

  • Access and use man pages
  • Use info pages
  • Access release notes and white papers
  • Use GUI-based help in the Linux system
  • Find help on the web

Section 4: Administer Linux with the YaST management utility

  • Get to know YaST
  • Manage user accounts with YaST
  • Install a printer in the Linux system
  • Understand the YaST software management feature
  • Obtain hardware configuration information from YaST

Section 5: Manage directories and files in the Linux system

  • Understand the file system hierarchy standard (FHS)
  • Identify file types in the Linux system
  • Change directories and list directory contents
  • Create and view files
  • Manage files and directories
  • Find files on Linux
  • Search file content
  • Archive, compress and uncompress files
  • Manage file permissions and ownership

Section 6: Work with the Linux shell and command line

  • Get to know the command shells
  • Execute commands at the command line
  • Get to know common command line tasks
  • Understand command syntax and special characters
  • Use piping and redirection
  • Manage user accounts
  • Execute RPM package-related operations
  • Use the basic Linux mail command

Section 7: Use Linux text editors

  • Get to know Linux text editors
  • Use command line editors to edit files in the Linux system
  • Use desktop editors to edit files in the Linux system

Section 8: Understand and view processes in the Linux system

  • View processes from the GUI and command line interface
  • Understand the runlevel concept
  • Multitask in the Linux system

Section 9: Manage the network configuration

  • Manage the network configuration information from YaST
  • Get to know network-related command line commands


Course 3037: SUSE Linux Administration

Section 1: Introduction to managing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Describe SLES 9
  • Access and use YaST
  • Monitor your SLES 9 system

Section 2: Manage user access and security

  • Describe basic Linux user security features
  • Manage Linux users and groups
  • Manage and secure the Linux user environment
  • Secure files and directories with permissions
  • Configure user authentication with PAM
  • Implement and monitor enterprise security policies

Section 3: Manage the Linux file system

  • Select a Linux file system
  • Configure Linux file system partitions
  • Configure a file system with Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  • Configure and manage a Linux file system
  • Set up and configure disk quotas
  • Back up and restore the file system

Section 4: Manage software for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Manage RPM software packages
  • Verify and update software library access
  • Manage software updates with YaST Online Update server (YOU)

Section 5: Manage system initialization

  • Describe the Linux load procedure
  • Manage runlevels
  • Manage the kernel
  • Manage the GRUB boot loader
  • Modify system settings

Section 6: Manage Linux processes and services

  • Manage processes
  • Describe startup shell scripts and services
  • Schedule jobs
  • Use system logging devices

Section 7: Connect the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to the network

  • Configure your network connections
  • Configure and manage routes
  • Test the network interface

Section 8: Enable infrastructure services

  • Configure and manage network printing services
  • Configure network file systems
  • Manage resources on the network

Section 9: Enable Internet services

  • Configure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server time
  • Enable a web server (Apache)
  • Enable the extended Internet daemon (xinetd)
  • Enable an FTP server

Section 10: Manage remote access

  • Provide secure remote access with OpenSSH
  • Enable remote administration with YaST
  • Configure a network installation


Course 3038: SUSE Linux Advanced Administration

Section 1: Install SLES 9

  • Perform the SLES 9 base installation
  • Configure the SLES 9 installation
  • Troubleshoot the installation process

Section 2: Configure the network manually

  • Understand Linux network terms
  • Set up network devices with the ip tool
  • Save device settings to a configuration file
  • Set up routing with the ip tool
  • Save routing settings to a configuration file
  • Configure host name and name resolution
  • Test the network connection with command line tools

Section 3: Configure network services

  • Configure a DNS server using BIND
  • Deploy OpenLDAP on a SLES 9 server
  • Configure an Apache web server
  • Configure a Samba server as a file server

Section 4: Secure a SLES 9 server

  • Create a security concept
  • Limit physical access to server systems
  • Limit the installed software packages
  • Understand the Linux user authentication
  • Ensure file system security
  • Use ACLs for advanced access control
  • Configure security settings with YaST
  • Stay informed about security issues
  • Apply security updates

Section 5: Manage backup and recovery

  • Develop a backup strategy
  • Create backup files with tar
  • Work with magnetic tapes
  • Copy data with the dd command
  • Mirror directories with the rsync command
  • Automate data backups with the cron service
  • Troubleshoot the boot process of a SLES 9 system
  • Configure and install the GRUB boot loader

Section 6: Create shell scripts

  • Use basic script elements
  • Use variable substitution operators
  • Use control structures
  • Use advanced scripting techniques
  • Learn about useful commands in shell scripts

Section 7: Compile software from source

  • Understand the basics of C programming
  • Understand the GNU build tool chain
  • Understand the concept of shared libraries
  • Perform a standard build process

Section 8: Perform a health check and performance tuning

  • Find performance bottlenecks
  • Reduce system and memory load
  • Optimize the storage system
  • Tune the network performance

Section 9: Manage hardware and component changes

  • Describe the differences between devices and interfaces
  • Describe how device drivers work
  • Describe how device drivers are loaded
  • Describe the sysfs file system
  • Describe how the SLES 9 hotplug system works
  • Use the hwup command
  • Add new hardware to the SLES 9 system

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