Course 9064

Preparing for the Certified Linux Professional 11 Exam

In this course, you practice the skills necessary to take the CLP 11 exam (using the same test environment). Key objectives and features of this course include

  • Live Fire Exercise Walk-thru by the instructor
  • Demonstrating techniques to optimize test taking speed
  • Showing how to focus on what is important on the test
  • Focused training designed to help students have the skills to pass the test Hands-on lab work and instruction
  • In-person assistance from a SUSE Advanced Technical Trainer to answer questions and provide help

Audience Summary

This course is designed for students that are actively pursuing the SUSE Certified Linux Professional 11 certification.

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you must have a SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) 11 level of administration skill. The SUSE Certified Linux Professional (CLP) 11 certification requires the successful completion of the CLA certificate before the CLP certificate is given.

Course Outline

SECTION 1: Test Preparation

  • Objective 1: Instructor Live Fire Exercise (LFE) initial demo
  • Objective 2: Instructor Tips for Passing the CLP 11 Practicum
  • Live Fire Exercise: Initial Run Through

SECTION 2: Locate and Use Help Resources

  • Objective 1: Access and Use man Pages
  • Objective 2: Use info Pages

SECTION 3: Manage Linux File System

  • Objective 1: Understand the File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
  • Objective 2: Identify File Types in the Linux System
  • Objective 3: Change Directories and List Directory Contents
  • Objective 4: Create and View Files
  • Objective 5: Work with Files and Directories
  • Objective 6: Find Files on Linux
  • Objective 7: Search File Content

SECTION 4: Work with the Linux Shell and CLI

  • Objective 1: Get to Know the Command Shells
  • Objective 2: Understand the Multiuser Environment
  • Objective 3: Execute Commands at the Command Line
  • Objective 4: Get to Know Common Command Line Tasks
  • Objective 5: Understand Command Syntax and Special Characters
  • Objective 6: Use Piping and Redirection

SECTION 5: Administer Linux with YaST

  • Objective 1: Get to Know YaST Better
  • Objective 2: Manage the Network Configuration Information from YaST

SECTION 6: Manage Users, Groups, and Permissions

  • Objective 1: Manage User and Group Accounts with YaST
  • Objective 2: Describe Basic Linux User Security Features
  • Objective 3: Manage User and Group Accounts from the CLI
  • Objective 4: Manage File Permissions and Ownership
  • Objective 5: Ensure File System Security

SECTION 7: Use Linux Text Editors

  • Objective 1: Get to Know Linux Text Editors
  • Objective 2: Use the Editor vi to Edit Files

SECTION 8: Manage Software with RPM

  • Objective 1: Manage RPM Software Packages
  • Objective 2: Manage RPM Software Sources/Catalogs with ZYpp
  • Objective 4: Manage RPM Software Packages with YaST

SECTION 9: Manage System Initialization

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

SECTION 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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

SECTION 13: Configure Remote Access

  • Objective 1: Provide Secure Remote Access with OpenSSH

SECTION 14: Monitor SLE 11

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

SECTION 15: Automate Tasks

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

SECTION 16: Manage Backup and Recovery

  • Objective 3: Create Backups with tar
  • Objective 5: Copy Data with dd
  • Objective 6: Mirror Directories with rsync

SECTION 17: 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 8: Use SuSEfirewall2

SECTION 18: Enable Fundamental Network Services

  • Objective 1: Configure NFS Service
  • Objective 2: Configure NTP Service
  • Objective 3: Configure xinetd Service
  • Objective 4: Configure FTP Service

SECTION 19: Configure Samba

  • Objective 1: Describe the Role and Function of Samba
  • Objective 2: Configure a Simple File Server with Samba
  • Objective 3: Configure Samba Authentication
  • Objective 4: Use Samba's Client Tools

SECTION 20: Configure Apache Web Server (3103)

  • Objective 1: Set up a Basic Web Server with Apache
  • Objective 3: Configure Virtual Hosts
  • Objective 5: Limit Access to the Web Server
  • Objective 6: Configure Apache with OpenSSL
  • Objective 7: Install PHP

SECTION 21: Create Shell Scripts

  • Objective 1: Bash Basics
  • Objective 2: Use Basic Script Elements
  • Objective 3: Understand Variables and Command Substitution
  • Objective 4: Use Control Structures
  • Objective 5: Use Arithmetic Operators
  • Objective 6: Read User Input
  • Objective 7: Use Arrays
  • Objective 8: Finalize the Course Project
  • Objective 9: Use Advanced Scripting Techniques
  • Objective 10: Learn about Useful Commands in Shell Scripts

EXERCISE: Live Fire Exercise

  • Objective 1: Student Live Fire Exercise
  • Objective 2: Instructor Live Fire Exercise Walk-thru