Single Course

Linux Server Management

ICT and Security Management

Course Summary:

The Linux Server Management course offered by Magna Skills is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and maintain Linux servers in a professional IT environment. Linux is a popular choice for server operating systems due to its stability, security, and versatility. This course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Linux server administration, enabling them to confidently handle server tasks, troubleshoot issues, and optimize server performance.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the Linux Server Management course, participants will:

  1. Gain a solid understanding of the Linux operating system, its architecture, and its role in server environments.
  2. Master essential server management tasks, including user and group management, file system operations, and process management.
  3. Learn how to install, configure, and secure various server applications and services commonly used in Linux environments.
  4. Develop the skills to monitor server performance, diagnose and resolve issues, and implement best practices for server optimization.
  5. Understand the importance of server security and learn how to implement security measures to protect server resources and data.
  6. Gain hands-on experience with popular Linux server distributions such as Ubuntu Server and CentOS/RHEL.
  7. Prepare for professional certifications like CompTIA Linux+ or Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA).

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Linux Server Management

  • Overview of Linux and its role in server environments
  • Linux distributions for servers
  • Installation and initial configuration of a Linux server

Module 2: Linux Fundamentals for Server Administrators

  • Command-line basics
  • File system management and navigation
  • User and group management
  • Permissions and security

Module 3: Server Services and Applications

  • Setting up a web server (Apache or Nginx)
  • Configuring a database server (MySQL/MariaDB or PostgreSQL)
  • Email server setup (Postfix and Dovecot)
  • DNS server configuration (Bind9)

Module 4: Server Security

  • Understanding server security concepts
  • Firewalls and network security
  • SSH and remote access security
  • Implementing SSL/TLS certificates

Module 5: Server Monitoring and Optimization

  • Performance monitoring and analysis
  • Troubleshooting common server issues
  • Backup and recovery strategies
  • Server maintenance and updates

Module 6: Advanced Topics

  • Virtualization with KVM or Docker
  • Server automation with shell scripting (Bash)
  • High availability and load balancing
  • Introduction to cloud-based server management (AWS, Azure, or GCP)

Module 7: Preparation for Certification

  • Review of key concepts and skills
  • Practice exams and certification guidance