Interview prep - Entry Level Linux systems administration

Learning Linux
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Students will learn how to troubleshoot Linux based systems


  • Some basic Linux exposure


This course will introduce the students to Linux troubleshooting commands that they apply in their current jobs or build on their skills in Linux to get a job as a systems administrator. The students will just need to have basic information about Linux and it's directory structure. We will use commands line ping, traceroute, tcpdump, etc. to troubleshoot our Linux based machines. At the end of the course students will feel confident about their Linux background. I will also provide exercises and quizzes and interview questions for you to get help in the area of Linux interviews if you are shooting to get a job as a systems administrator.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who want to sharpen their Linux troubleshooting skills

Course content

6 sections25 lectures2h 7m total length
  • What will this course cover
  • Logging in for the first time
  • Some background on Linux
  • Some more basic commands
  • Gathering information about your system
  • Linux File System
  • Your favorite text editor
  • RPM - Red Hat Package Manager
  • YUM (Yellowdog Updater Modified)


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Javed Akbar
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I have been in a technology role for more than 20 years now. Started off working at Sun Microsystems back in 1996 as an entry level systems administrator. I have worked for companies like Netscape, Tivoli Systems, Amazon, Cisco Systems and most recently IBM.

My expertise has been in Linux, Windows, Network, Virtualization and most recently in Cloud Computing. 

I have a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University.

I have previously taught courses at community colleges and have taken technical training online. 

I think I can explain technical subjects in a very systematic and easy to follow manner.