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In this entry-level Linux Foundation Linux training, Shawn Powers prepares systems administrators to take the LFCS exam, which is required to earn the Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin certification.
The popularity of Linux has risen in tandem with cloud and automation tools. Linux is one of the most common technologies you’ll see on job postings, which means it’s more valuable now than ever to have it on your resume. After completing this Linux training, you'll be ready for the Linux Foundation’s LFCS exam — and be able to validate your Linux skills.
For anyone who leads an IT team, this Linux training can be used for LFCS exam prep, on-boarding new systems administrators, or as part of a comprehensive team training plan.
LFCS: What You Need to Know
For systems administrators using this training for exam preparation, our course maps to the Linux Foundation LFCS exams objectives, and covers topics including:
- Essential commands: console connection, file management, root access, permissions, reading text
- System operation: startup procedures, filesystem integrity, task management, memory testing
- User and Group Management: creating, deleting, and modifying local users and groups
- Networking: CLI vs. GUI, config files, static routes, IPtables, etc.
- Services: DNS server, proxy server, IMAP, Apache, email, KVM
- Storage: disk partitioning, filesystem mounting, RAID, quotas
Who Should Take LFCS Training?
This Linux training is considered admin-level Linux Foundation training, which means it was designed for systems administrators. This LFCS course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with Linux and experienced systems administrators looking to validate their Linux Foundation skills.
New or aspiring systems administrators. If you expect to do any cloud administration, you’d better have some Linux training under your belt. Today’s IT infrastructures, whether in the data center or on the cloud, are filled with Linux-based servers. New sysadmins are going to need Linux, and this certification should give your career a good boost and you a leg up on the competition.
Experienced systems administrators. Anyone who thinks they know everything about Linux is mistaken. Linux is an open-source operating system subject to constant tinkering by a host of Linux devotees. There is no end of possibilities for the operating system, and it’s a good idea for experienced Linux administrators to continually refresh their knowledge. Linux SysAdmin training, even if repeating the same course, will help IT professionals keep their skills current and fresh.