Linux Administration Bootcamp: Go from Beginner to Advanced
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Linux Administration Bootcamp: Go from Beginner to Advanced

Learn Red Hat Linux & CentOS: Use the in-demand skills to start a career as a Linux Server Admin or Linux Administrator!
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64,757 students enrolled
Created by Jason Cannon
Last updated 8/2020
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  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course you will understand the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner.
  • A desire to learn.


If you want to learn Linux system administration and supercharge your career, read on.

Hello. My name is Jason Cannon and I'm the author of Linux for Beginners, the founder of the Linux Training Academy, and an instructor to thousands of satisfied students. I started my IT career in the late 1990's as a Unix and Linux Systems Engineer and I'll be sharing my real-world Linux experience with you throughout this course.

By the end of this course you will fully understand the most important and fundamental concepts of Linux server administration. More importantly, you will be able to put those concepts to use in practical real-world situations. You'll be able to configure, maintain, and support a variety of Linux systems. You can even use the skills you learned to become a Linux System Engineer or Linux System Administrator.

Free Bonus - Video Demonstrations from my best-selling book, Command Line Kung-Fu.

In this series of videos I'll be sharing with you some of my favorite Linux command line tricks. These tips will make your life easier at the command line, speed up your work flow, and make you feel like a certified Linux command line Ninja! If you want to see the pages of Command Line Kung-Fu come to life, then you have to watch these videos!


This Linux course doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this course. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand. Here is what you will learn by taking Linux Bootcamp:

  • How to get access to a Linux server if you don't already.
  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.
  • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers.
  • What SSH is and how to use it.
  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.
  • The basic Linux commands you'll use most often.
  • Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories.
  • Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files.
  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.
  • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.
  • Two methods to search for files and directories.
  • How to compare the contents of files.
  • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them.
  • How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy.
  • How and why to redirect input and output from applications.
  • How to customize your shell prompt.
  • How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history.
  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.
  • How to switch users and run processes as others.
  • How to find and install software.
  • How the the boot process works on Linux servers and what you can do to control it.
  • The various types of messages generated by a Linux system, where they're stored, and how to automatically prevent them from filling up your disks.
  • Disk management, partitioning, and file system creation.
  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM) - extending disk space without downtime, migrating data from one storage to another, and more.
  • Managing Linux users and groups.
  • Networking concepts that apply to system administration and specifically how to configure Linux network interfaces.
  • How to configure sudo.
  • Managing process and jobs.
  • Linux shell scripting
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success!

What you learn in Linux Bootcamp applies to any Linux environment including CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, Linux Mint, RedHat Linux, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.

Enroll now and start learning the skills you need to level up your career!

Who this course is for:
  • People with limited time.
  • Anyone with a desire to learn about Linux.
  • People that have Linux experience, but would like to learn about the Linux command line interface.
  • Existing Linux users that want to become power users.
  • People that need Linux knowledge for a personal or business project like hosting a website on a Linux server.
  • Professionals that need to learn Linux to become more effective at work. Helpdesk staff, application support engineers, and application developers that are required to use the Linux operating system.
  • People thinking about a career as a Linux system administrator or engineer, but need the basics first.
  • Researchers, college professors, and college students that will be using Linux servers to conduct research or complete course work.
Course content
Expand all 74 lectures 08:17:46
+ Installing and Connecting to a Linux System
9 lectures 57:33
Installing VirtualBox on Mac
Installing CentOS Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox
VirtualBox Troubleshooting Tips
When to Install Linux from Scratch (Manaully)
Installing CentOS from Scratch / CentOS Manual Installation Process
Getting Connected
Connecting Directly
+ Linux Fundamentals
14 lectures 01:53:04
The Linux Directory Structure
The Shell
Basic Linux Commands
Getting Help at the Command Line
Working with Directories
Listing Files and Understanding LS Output
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part One
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part Two
Finding Files and Directories
Viewing Files and the Nano Editor
Editing Files in Vi
Editing Files with Emacs
Graphical Editors
Deleting, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files
+ Intermediate Linux Skills
14 lectures 01:49:55
Wildcards - Part One
Wildcards - Part Two
Input, Output, and Redirection
Comparing Files
Searching in Files and Using Pipes
Transferring and Copying Files over the Network
Customizing the Shell Prompt
Shell Aliases
Environment Variables
Processes and Job Control
Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron
Switching Users and Running Commands as Others
Shell History and Tab Completion
Installing Software
Processes and Jobs
4 questions
+ The Linux Boot Process and System Logging
3 lectures 24:10
The Linux Boot Process
The Linux Boot Process - Demo
System Logging
Quiz: The Linux Boot Process
7 questions
+ Disk Management
3 lectures 20:35
Disk Management - Part One
Disk Management - Part Two - Creating Partitions with fdisk
Disk Management - Part Three - File Systems
Disk Management
8 questions
+ LVM - The Logical Volume Manager
8 lectures 39:30

LVM stands for Logical Volume Manager.  The logical volume manager introduces extra layers of abstraction between the disks or storage devices presented to a Linux system and the file systems placed on those disks or storage devices.

Why to use LVM:

  • Flexible Capacity

  • Easily Resize Storage While Online

  • Online Data Relocation

  • Convenient Device Naming

  • Disk Striping

  • Data Redundancy / Data Mirroring

  • Snapshots

Introduction to the Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

The logical volume manager introduces extra layers of abstraction between the storage devices and the file systems placed on those storage devices.

In this lesson you will learn about these layers of abstraction:

  • Physical volumes.

  • Volume Groups.

  • Logical Volumes.

LVM: Layers of Abstraction

In this lesson you will learn the process for creating Physical Volumes (PVs), Volume Groups (VGs), and Logical Volumes (LVs)

At a high level, the process for creating a logical volume is:

1. Create one or more physical volumes.

2. Create a volume group from those one or more physical volumes.

3. Finally, you can create one or more logical volumes from the volume group.

Creating Physical Volumes (PVs), Volume Groups (VGs), and Logical Volumes (LVs)

In this lesson you will learn how to extend Volume Groups (VGs) and Logical Volumes (LVs) with the vgextend and lvextend commands.  In addition, you'll learn about Logical Extents and Physical Extents.

Extending Volume Groups and Logical Volumes

In this lesson you will learn how to create mirrored logical volumes.

Mirroring Logical Volumes

In this lesson you will learn how to delete logical volumes, volume groups, and physical volumes. Commands covered include:

  • umount

  • lvremove

  • vgreduce

  • pvremove

  • vgremove

Removing Logical Volumes, Physical Volumes, and Volume Groups

It is easy to move data from one storage device to another with LVM. In this lesson, you'll learn exactly how to do that with the pvmove command.

Migrating Data from One Storage Device to Another

In this section you learned that LVM adds layers of abstraction between storage devices and file systems.  These layers of abstraction include Physical Volumes, Volume Groups, and Logical Volumes.

You also learned how to configure LVM, starting with the pvcreate command to configure physical volumes, the vgcreate command to configure volume groups, and the lvcreate command to create logical volumes.  From there, you treated the logical volumes like you would any other disk partitions.  You created a file system on the logical volume and mounted it like any other file system.

From there you learned how to extend logical volumes using lvextend.  When you needed to add more capacity to a volume group, you learned how to do so with the vgextend command.

You also learned how to create mirrored logical volumes by use the -m option to the lvcreate command.

Finally, you learned how to remove logical volumes with the lvremove command, remove physical volumes from volume groups with the vgreduce command, remove volume groups with vgremove, and remove physical volumes with the pvremove command.

Logical Volume Manager - Summary
+ User Management
2 lectures 19:28
Managing Users and Groups - Part One
Managing Users and Groups - Part Two
User Management
7 questions
+ Networking
5 lectures 41:25
TCP/IP Networking for Linux System Administrators
Networking - DNS and hostnames
Networking - DHCP, Dynamic and Static Addressing
Network Troubleshooting - Part One
Network Troubleshooting - Part Two
9 questions
+ Advanced Linux Permissions
2 lectures 11:00

This lesson covers the special modes of setuid, setgid, and the sticky bit.

Special Permission Modes - Part One

This lesson covers the special modes of setuid, setgid, and the sticky bit.

Special Permission Modes - Part Two
7 questions