Linux Administration 2020: Become a SysAdmin And Get a Job!
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Linux Administration 2020: Become a SysAdmin And Get a Job!

Easy to follow introduction to Linux administration for absolute beginners.
4.3 (83 ratings)
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4,207 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2018
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner
  • Acquire the skills needed for a highly profitable Linux Administration job
  • Computer running Windows, Linux or MacOS
  • No prior experience with Linux needed


Are you looking to further your career by learning the skills needed to become a Linux Administrator and get an IT job fast?

Do you want the freedom to be creative, to do things by yourself, to create new scripts and share them with others online? (like automating everyday tasks, hacks etc.)

Do you want to pass Linux exams like Comptia Linux+?

My Linux Administration For Beginners course is all you need to acquire the real world job skills - that will land you a job fast.

This course is a step-by-step introduction on how to install, configure CentOS Linux and use all of Linux, taught by an experienced Linux Administrator.

Installing Linux, Linux Command Line, MySQL server setup, UNIX, Virtual Server & more - it's all covered step-by-step.

This course will give you a solid theoretical understanding of Linux Administration as well as the practical skills to use it proficiently in a job. 

After each lesson I will give you practical exercises for you to do, so you get to practice your new skills and start managing Linux yourself.


Linux is open-source and free operating system. Being open-source means that people are able to study it, improve and constantly add new things. That has created a huge and vibrant community of highly skilled and motivated people, who are more than willing to add their personal touch to everything they do and help others. 

Linux powers the Internet today: web servers, databases, web programming languages, mail servers, FTP servers they are all part of Linux ecosystem which has continuously evolved for decades. 

And last- but not least, the Android operating system, which many consider the crown jewel of Linux, is built upon these foundations. When you learn Linux, you will have a deep insight into all other operating systems and you will always be able to get a high paying IT job going forward. 


In this course, you will learn and get comfortable with using the command line of Linux, via SSH connection from your Windows computer. Theory is only present when it is absolutely necessary, and most of the time only the command line is shown. At the end of every lesson, there are 7 or so questions from the lesson, most of those easy, but some will require you to type commands and research a bit.

You will get most of the knowledge required to take some of the Linux exams, for example Comptia Linux+ or RHCA Red Hat. 

The last four lessons will teach you, step-by-step, how to configure some of the most commonly used services on Linux: Apache, MySQL, PHP, Squid and how to setup the most widely used CMS: WordPress.


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Who this course is for:
  • Complete beginners with little or no experience with Linux
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 05:16:48
+ Starting with Linux
2 lectures 20:15
  • What is Linux

  • What kind of Linuxes exit

  • Benefits of using Linux

  • Why CentOS?

Preview 08:06
  • Digital Ocean VPS provider and control panel

  • Setting your first VPS server

  • Install SSH client and connect

Digital Ocean Server
+ Start Working with Linux Command Line
4 lectures 56:16
  • Types of shell

  • Pwd, ls, cd commands

Command Line Basics
  • Autocompletion

  • Bash shortcuts

  • Creating files and directories

Command Line Continued
  • Removing files and directories

  • Renaming and moving files and directories

  • Creating files and directories

Preview 11:24
  • Linux filesystem hierarchy explained

  • /etc,/bin and /sbin, /usr,/boot,/home,/opt,/lib,/var and /tmp directories explained

Linux Directories
+ Working with Text Files
2 lectures 23:41
  • Cat. more,less command used to view files

  • Advanced less features

  • Head and tail commands

Viewing Files
  • Working with nano editor

  • VI editor and it’s modes

  • Working with VI

Editing Files
+ Users, Groups and Permissions
3 lectures 42:09
  • Introduction to users in linux

  • Creating and assigning passwords to users

  • Home directories explained and switching users

  • Introduction to groups in linux

  • Groups, lid and id commands

  • Primary and secondary groups in Linux

  • Group management   

  • Introduction to ownership and group ownership in Linux

  • Read,write and execute permissions for files and directories explained

  • Modifying permissions for files and directories

Preview 15:53
+ Combining commands
2 lectures 33:53
  • Redirecting standard output and error to a file

  • Redirecting standard input from file

  • Using pipe to combine two commands

Redirections and Pipes
  • Introduction to regular expressions

  • Basic pattern matching, repetition operators

  • Using grep and its options

  • Using grep with pipe operator

Grep and Regular Expressions
+ Finding Files
1 lecture 19:34
  • Introduction to find command

  • Searching by name, size, date, (group) ownership, combined searches

Finding Files
+ Package and service management
2 lectures 31:00
  • Introduction to package management in Linux

  • Introduction to rpm and yum utilities

  • Searching, installing and removing software with rpm and yum

  • Introduction to repositories

Package Management
  • Introduction to service management and runlevels in Linux

  • Switching and checking runlevels

  • Using chkconfig to modify runlevels

Service Management
+ Bash Scripts and Automation
2 lectures 29:11
  • Introducing bash scripts

  • Writing a simple bash script

  • Two ways of running bash scripts

Preview 10:20
  • Introduction to cronjobs

  • Cron service and cronjobs files location

  • Cron time format explained with examples

Cron Jobs
+ Installing Wordpress on LAMP stack
4 lectures 49:11
  • Squid Proxy Server 15 minutes
  • Introduction to proxy servers in general and Squid proxy server
  • Squid server service management
  • Configuring mozilla firefox web browser to use Squid
  • Configuring and using username/password authentication,hiding originating IP
Squid Proxy Server
  • Introduction, installation and configuration of MySQL server and its service

  • Connecting to MySQL server with MySQL client

  • Creating database, user and password to use with WordPress install

MySQL server
  • Introducing Apache

  • Installing and configuring Apache Web server and setup of its service

  • Making a simple web page and accessing it via Firefox

  • Installation of PHP and required modules for WordPress install

  • Making a simple PHP web page

Apache and PHP
  • Introduction to WordPress, downloading and unpacking the package

  • Installation of WordPress with Firefox

  • Login to admin section of Wordpress

Wordpress Installation
+ Conclusion
3 lectures 11:38
  • Few words what you learned in each lesson

What have we learned
  • A few advices for the end

Bonus Lecture: Course discounts & newsletter