Course 3116

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 Administration

This is the second course in the CLA and LPIC-1 curriculum developed for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2. In this course, you are taught the following concepts and skills fundamental to understanding SLES 11 SP2:

  • Install SLE 11 SP22
  • Manage System Installation
  • Administer Linux Processes and Services
  • Administer Storage
  • Configure the Network
  • Manage Hardware
  • Configure Remote Access
  • Monitor SLE 11 SP2
  • Automate Tasks
  • Manage Backup and Recovery
  • Administer User Access and Security
  • Content Specific to the LPIC-1 Exam in the Addendum

These are essential and prerequisite to learning the skills of an entry level Linux administrator or help desk technician in an enterprise environment.


Audience Summary

This course is designed for system administrators who need to become familiar with the Linux operating system. It is also ideal for those who would like to prepare for the Novell Certified Linux Administrator 11.2 Exam or the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 exams.

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have fundamental knowledge of the Linux Operating System either through attendance of Course 3115 - SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.2 Fundamentals or another equivalent course.

Course Outline

SECTION 1: Install SLE

  • Objective 1: Perform a SLE 11 Installation
  • Objective 2: Configure the SLE 11 Installation
  • Objective 3: Troubleshoot the Installation Process

SECTION 2: Manage System Initialization

  • Objective 1: Describe the Linux Load Procedure
  • Objective 2: GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader)
  • Objective 3: Manage Runlevels

SECTION 3: Administer Linux Processes and Services

  • Objective 1: View and Manage Processes (kill, jobs, etc.)
  • Objective 2: Manage Daemon Processes (/etc/init.d/script start, etc.)

SECTION 4: Administer Storage

  • Objective 1: Select a Linux File System
  • Objective 2: Configure Linux Files System Partitions
  • Objective 3: Manage Linux Files Systems
  • Objective 4: Configure LVM and Software RAID
  • Objective 5: Set Up and Configure Disk Quotas

SECTION 5: Configure the Network

  • Objective 1: Understand Linux Network Terms
  • Objective 2: Manage the Network Configuration Info from YaST
  • Objective 3: Set Up Network Interfaces with the ip Tool
  • Objective 4: Set Up Routing with the ip Tool
  • Objective 5: Test the Network Connection with CLI Tools
  • Objective 6: Configure Host Name and Name Resolution

SECTION 6: Manage Hardware

  • Objective 1: Describe the Difference Between Devices and Interfaces
  • Objective 2: Describe How Device Drivers Work
  • Objective 3: Describe How Device Drivers are Loaded
  • Objective 4: Manage Kernel Modules Manually
  • Objective 5: Describe the sysfs File System
  • Objective 6: Describe How udev Works
  • Objective 7: Obtain Hardware Configuration Info from YaST

SECTION 7: Configure Remote Access

  • Objective 1: Provide Secure Remote Access with OpenSSH
  • Objective 2: Enable Remote Administration with YaST and VNC
  • Objective 3: tsclient/rdesktop, nomad

SECTION 8: Monitor SLE 11

  • Objective 1: Monitor a SLES 11 System
  • Objective 2: Use System Logging Services
  • Objective 3: Monitor Login Activity

SECTION 9: Automate Tasks

  • Objective 1: Schedule Jobs with cron
  • Objective 2: Schedule Jobs with at

SECTION 10: Manage Backup and Recovery

  • Objective 1: Develop a Backup Strategy
  • Objective 2: Backup Files with YaST
  • Objective 3: Create Backups with tar
  • Objective 4: Work with Magnetic Tapes
  • Objective 5: Copy Data with dd
  • Objective 6: Mirror Directories with rsync

SECTION 11: Administer User Access and Security

  • Objective 1: Configure User Authentication with PAM
  • Objective 2: Manage and Secure the Linux User Environment
  • Objective 3: ACLs
  • Objective 4: Improve Application Security Using AppArmor
  • Objective 5: Create and Manage Profiles Using AppArmor
  • Objective 6: Control AppArmor
  • Objective 7: Monitor AppArmor
  • Objective 8: Use SuSEfirewall2

COURSE 3101 and 3102 LPIC-1 Addendum

  • Objective 1: Use Debian Package Management
  • Objective 2: yum Package Management
  • Objective 3: SQL Data Management
  • Objective 4: Install and Configure X11
  • Objective 5: Message Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics
  • Objective 6: Fundamentals of TCP/IP (dig)