Ubuntu Linux Fundamentals Linux Server Administration Basics
What you'll learn
- You will learn what Linux is
- Installing Linux
- Working at the command line and why the Command Line Interface is so simple yet powerful
- Configuring and securing remote access with SSH
- Securing your server, ufw, apt update and upgrade
- Stopping bad guys with Fail2ban
- Installing and securing nginx web server
- Managing users and groups
- How to use the Linux file system
- You should have access to a Microsoft Windows, MAC OS X, or Linux computer.
- Some computer understanding, such as basic keyboard use, what a Hard Drive is, and what RAM (memory) is.
- You do NOT need an extra computer to load Ubuntu on to take this course.
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Ubuntu Linux is consistently among the top 5 Linux Desktop and Server distributions. Learn the basics of the Linux Command Line and Server Administration in this course. You will learn enough to comfortably manage your own server by the end of this course.
Updated for Ubuntu 20.04, the latest Long Term Support (LTS) version.
Once you understand Linux, you understand the operating system that powers much of the Internet. This beginner level course will take you from knowing nothing about Linux to competency.
You do NOT have to have an extra computer to load Linux on to take this course.
As with all Udemy courses:
You have a 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee if you're not fully satisfied with the course.
You have lifetime full access to the course and all updates and additions.
Ubuntu's a great place to start learning Linux. It's a well maintained, full featured, well documented and supported, free operating system.
Unleash the power of Ubuntu's command line tools.
By the end of this course, you'll know:
What Linux is
What Distributions or Distro's are
When Ubuntu's a fit and when it's not
How to install Ubuntu Server
Installation on VirtualBox is included in the course
VirtualBox is free software that lets you run other Operating Systems with an application on your computer
There's no need to find or buy an old computer to run Ubuntu on
VirtualBox lets you try Ubuntu or any other Operating System without risk
How to keep your system up to date
What Shell's are
How to navigate your system at the command line using the BASH shell
Essential BASH commands
Manipulating files with BASH
How to manage packages with apt package manager
How to add and remove users from the system
The letter vs. numeric method of setting permissions
How to keep contents secret
Changing ownership on a file
A simple way to keep versions of system files
Adding and removing users (two methods)
Giving a user sudo (run as root) permissions
Adding a user to groups
Cleaning up after removal
How groups are used in Linux
Primary and secondary groups
Changing a users primary group
Adding a user to a secondary group
Changing the group that owns a file
Editing Text Files
Using Vi Improved - vim
Saving copies of originals for system files
Help and support
What manual, or 'man' pages are and how to use them
The Linux --help system and how it can help you
Ubuntu online documentation
Linux File System Structure
Where to Put Things You Install
Configuring Remote Access with Secure Shell (SSH)
Remote Access Overview
Preparing Your Server
Connecting with SSH
Windows - PuTTY
Key Based Authentication - LInux and MAC
Key Based Authentication - Windows
Saving Your Key (Pageant for Windows
Moving Files to and From Your Server
Using scp to move files
Using wget to download from the Internet
Using curl to download or copy a whole site
Managing Your Server
Using ps to see what's running
Checking system performance, top, htop, nmon
Checking drive space, df
Checking memory usage, free
Scheduling tasks, cron
Securing Your Server
Disabling unneeded services
Stopping bad guys with Fail2ban
Enabling your firewall (ufw)
Creating a Web Server With nginx and Securing nginx
Installing and configuring nginx
Adding encryption with SSL/TLS
Securing nginx's configuration file
Blocking malicious activity with Fail2ban
Deploying and Securing WordPress on Apache
Install the LAMP stack
All that and more will have you walking away from the course at the end with the knowledge you need to be comfortable with Linux at home or at work.
Who this course is for:
- You are interested in learning Linux
- You have little to no experience with Linux
- You want to learn how Linux may fit into your life and work
- You want to become comfortable with the power and flexibility Linux offers
- You want to expand your career options by understanding Ubuntu Linux Server
Ted LeRoy is an Enterprise Security Architect, providing a variety of information and physical security guidance to his business.
Ted is also best selling online instructor specializing in technology related courses.
He has over 20 years in Information Technology and experience in Windows and Linux administration, web server and email administration, and network and firewall administration with Cisco, Juniper, and pfSense devices.
In the Linux world, he has administered Red Hat, CentOS, and Ubuntu servers, in both "cold iron" and virtual environments being responsible for the consistent performance and availability of hundreds of servers.
He is an experienced IT and Security professional with a broad range of skills. A favorite part of IT and Security work for him is relating complex topics in a way that is instructive, helpful, and appropriate for the audience he is addressing.
Ted is an open source advocate where open source provides an appropriate solution for a given need.
He completed a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The curriculum for his Master's was heavy in Network and System Administration, and Information and System security.
His Information Technology certifications include CompTIA A+, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).