Learn Linux Administration and Supercharge Your Career
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Learn Linux Administration and Supercharge Your Career

Use the in-demand Linux skills you learn in this course to get promoted or start a new career as a Linux System Admin.
4.5 (2,778 ratings)
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25,577 students enrolled
Created by Jason Cannon
Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 21 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • 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 system administration and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner.
  • A basic understanding of the Linux operating system. Please consider taking "Learn Linux in 5 Days" before taking this course.


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 System 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.

What People Are Saying About Jason and his Courses:

"Excellent course on Linux! It is the best way to get started using Linux that I have come across." --Chris Bischoff, Udemy student

"This class was a great review of the 2 Linux classes I took in school. I learned plenty of new stuff and got a great refresher on things I haven't used in some time. I did well on my interview and got the job I was looking for. Thanks!" --Alan Derrick, Udemy student

"This was a great course! Learned a lot from it!" --Ricardo José Crosara Junior, Udemy student

"Excellent starter course. Very good and complete guide to get you started on working on Linux." --Brian Mulder, Udemy student

"Great course! Easy to understand for beginners and a great refresher for experienced users!" --Spencer Ball, Udemy student

"Very well laid out course. Thanks Jason!" --Eric Etheredge, Udemy student

"Love it... it's absolutely one of the best courses I've taken here on Udemy." --Idriss N, Udemy student

"Awesome Course! Another great one. Thanks Jason!" --John Wilmont, Udemy student

"Excellent Course! Having come from a moderate understanding of Linux, this course has given me a deeper and more streamlined understanding of Linux. Definitely worth the money." --Armando Cabrera, Udemy student

"Fantastic course and very beautifully explained." --S John, Udemy student

"Great course, great instructor. I enjoyed every minute of it. I recommend this course 100%." --Alfredo, Udemy student

"I am lovin' it. Nice way to begin one's journey into Linux." --Rohit Gupta, Udemy student


Here is what you will learn by taking this Linux Administration course:

  • 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.
  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.
  • Networking concepts that apply to system administration and specifically how to configure Linux network interfaces.
  • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.
  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.
  • How to switch users and run processes as others.
  • How to configure sudo.
  • How to find and install software.
  • 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 course applies to any Linux environment including Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, Linux Mint, RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.


Free Bonus #1 - Video Demonstrations from my Command Line Kung-Fu book.

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!

Free Bonus #2 - PDFs of All the Material Covered

As an added bonus for enrolling in this Linux Administration video training course, you'll receive access to all the slides used in the lessons. You can download them and refer to them when you want to jog your memory or double-check your work.

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

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone with a desire to learn about Linux or Linux system administration.
  • 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, manage, or support the Linux operating system.
  • People thinking about a career as a Linux system administrator or engineer.
  • Researchers, college professors, and college students that will be using Linux servers to conduct research or complete course work.
Course content
Expand all 64 lectures 10:01:03
+ Course Overview
1 lecture 01:10

In this lesson you will be given an overview of the "Learn Linux Administration" course.

Preview 01:10
+ The Linux Boot Process and System Logging
3 lectures 24:10

In this lesson you will learn about Linux boot and startup processes.  Topics covered include:

  • BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)

  • MBR (Master Boot Record)

  • LILO (Linux Loader)

  • GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader)

  • initrd (Initial RAM Disk)

  • Linux Kernel

  • Init

  • Runlevels

  • Systemd

  • dmesg

  • /boot

  • systemctl

The Linux Boot Process

This is a demonstration of the Linux Boot Process.

Preview 06:57

Linux logs and Linux log files, explained.

System Logging
The Linux Boot Process
7 questions
+ Disk Management
3 lectures 20:35

In this lesson you will learn about Linux disk management.

Disk Management - Part I

In this lesson you will learn about Linux disk partitions and the commands to manage them.

Disk Management - Part II - Creating partitions with fdisk

In this lesson you will learn about Linux mounts, mount points, and commands to manage mounts such as mount and umount.

Disk Management - Part III - File Systems
Disk Management
8 questions
+ LVM - The Logical Volume Manager
8 lectures 39:30

In this lesson you'll learn about the Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM).

Introduction to the Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
LVM: Layers of Abstraction

Learn how to create LVM Physical Volumes (PVs), Volume Groups (VGs),  and and Logical Volumes (LVs) in Linux.

You'll learn about the following commands:

  • lvmdiskscan

  • lsblk

  • fdisk

  • pvcreate

  • pvdisplay

  • vgcreate

  • vgdisplay

  • lvcreate

  • lvdisplay

  • mkfs

  • mount

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

In this lesson you will learn how to extend logical volume groups, logical volumes, and filesystems.

Extending Volume Groups and Logical Volumes

In this lesson you will learn how to mirror logical volumes.

Mirroring Logical Volumes

Learn how to remove and reduce logical volumes.

Removing Logical Volumes, Physical Volumes, and Volume Groups

How to migrate LVM data to a new disk or storage device without losing data or taking downtime.

Migrating Data from One Storage Device to Another
Logical Volume Manager - Summary
+ User Management
3 lectures 27:38
Managing Users and Groups, Part One
Managing Users and Groups, Part Two
Switching Users, Running Commands as Others, and sudo
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 I
Network Troubleshooting, Part II
9 questions
+ Managing Processes and Jobs
3 lectures 18:17
Processes and Job Control
Scheduling Jobs with Cron
Processes and Jobs
4 questions
+ Linux Permissions
4 lectures 31:42
File and Directory Permissions, Part One
File and Directory Permissions, Part Two
Special Permission Modes, Part I
Special Permission Modes, Part II
7 questions
+ Viewing and Editing Files
6 lectures 25:16
Viewing Files and the Nano Editor
The vi editor
Vi Cheat Sheet
1 page
Emacs Cheat Sheet
1 page
Graphical Editors