Learn Red Hat Linux & CentOS: Use the in-demand skills to start a career as a Linux Server Admin or Linux Administrator!
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.
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
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.
Table of Contents
1 Course Overview
Installing and Connecting to a Linux System
2 Linux Distributions
3 Installing VirtualBox on Windows
4 Installing VirtualBox on Intel-Based Macs
5 Installing CentOS Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox
6 VirtualBox Troubleshooting Tips
7 Installing Linux on Apple Silicon CPU Macs
8 When to Install Linux from Scratch (Manually)
9 Installing CentOS from Scratch CentOS Manual Installation Process
10 Getting Connected
11 Connecting Directly
12 The Linux Directory Structure
13 The Shell
14 Basic Linux Commands
15 Getting Help at the Command Line
16 Working with Directories
17 Listing Files and Understanding LS Output
18 File and Directory Permissions Explained – Part One
19 File and Directory Permissions Explained – Part Two
20 Finding Files and Directories
21 Viewing Files and the Nano Editor
22 Editing Files in Vi
23 Editing Files with Emacs
24 Graphical Editors
25 Deleting, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files
Intermediate Linux Skills
26 Wildcards – Part One
27 Wildcards – Part Two
28 Input, Output, and Redirection
29 Comparing Files
30 Searching in Files and Using Pipes
31 Transferring and Copying Files over the Network
32 Customizing the Shell Prompt
33 Shell Aliases
34 Environment Variables
35 Processes and Job Control
36 Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron
37 Switching Users and Running Commands as Others
38 Shell History and Tab Completion
39 Installing Software on RPM Based Linux Distros RedHat, CentOS, AlmaLinux, Rocky
40 Installing Software on Debian Based Linux Distros Debian, Ubuntu, Kali Linux
The Linux Boot Process and System Logging
41 The Linux Boot Process
42 The Linux Boot Process – Demo
43 System Logging
44 Disk Management – Part One
45 Disk Management – Part Two – Creating Partitions with fdisk
46 Disk Management – Part Three – File Systems
LVM – The Logical Volume Manager
47 Introduction to the Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
48 LVM Layers of Abstraction
49 Creating Physical Volumes (PVs), Volume Groups (VGs), and Logical Volumes (LVs)
50 Extending Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
51 Mirroring Logical Volumes
52 Removing Logical Volumes, Physical Volumes, and Volume Groups
53 Migrating Data from One Storage Device to Another
54 Logical Volume Manager – Summary
55 Managing Users and Groups – Part One
56 Managing Users and Groups – Part Two
57 TCPIP Networking for Linux System Administrators
58 Networking – DNS and hostnames
59 Networking – DHCP, Dynamic and Static Addressing
60 Network Troubleshooting – Part One
61 Network Troubleshooting – Part Two
Advanced Linux Permissions
62 Special Permission Modes – Part One
63 Special Permission Modes – Part Two
64 Shell Scripting – Part One
65 Shell Scripting – Part Two
Advanced Command Line Skills – Command Line Kung Fu
66 Tab completion
67 Repeat as Root
68 Rerun a command starting with a string
69 Reuse arguments
70 Strip out comments and blank lines
71 Reuse the last item from the previous command
72 Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network
73 Installing NGINX, MySQL, PHP, and WordPress on Ubuntu
74 Conclusion – Congratulations and Thank You!
75 Download the Slides Used in the Course
76 Bonus Lecture