Suse Linux Administration

5 Day Course
Hands On

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Scheduled Online Onsite


Targeted to closely follow the official Novell Certified Linux Professional (NCP) and Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) curriculum, this course together with the SUSE Linux Essentials and the SUSE Linux System Administration course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Novell Certified Linux Professional (NCP - SLES 10) qualification and the Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA- SLES 10).

The delegate will have knowledge in all, and practise in some, of the following:

  • Performing administrative tasks with supplied tools such as YAST
  • Installing and updating Linux
  • Listing device information
  • Managing user and group account information
  • Managing the Linux File systems
  • Managing the Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Managing software RAID
  • Listing, creating and removing Swap space
  • Managing software packages
  • System startup / shutdown management
  • Managing system services
  • Configuring local and remote printers
  • Process monitoring and job scheduling
  • Connecting the server to the network
  • Managing basic network services (ftp, telnet, ssh etc.)
  • Managing NFS to share files and directories
  • Performing local and remote backup and restore procedures
  • Troubleshooting and responding to boot problems

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Installing Linux (7 topics)

  • Information required
  • Installation using virtual consoles
  • Installation methods (local CD and networked)
  • Installing via a remote system using VNC
  • Using boot time options
  • Partitioning and software selection
  • Installation procedures

Devices Under Linux (7 topics)

  • Device files
  • Device file naming conventions
  • Examining hardware under the /proc directory
  • Using the hwinfo command
  • Investigating bus/devices: - lspci, lsdev, lsusb commands etc.
  • Detecting new/existing devices
  • Monitoring the system with siga

User Administration (5 topics)

  • Files used in creating users and groups
  • Adding, modifying and deleting users and groups
  • Password administration
  • The shells and the user environment - login files
  • The sudo command

Filesystem Configuration (5 topics)

  • The Native Linux filesystems ext2, ext3 and resierfs
  • Filesystem journals
  • Disk partitioning: fdisk and parted
  • Filesystem administration and Maintenance (mkfs, mount, umount and fsck)
  • Managing disk quotas

Logical Volume Management (LVM) (5 topics)

  • LVM Overview
  • Configuring LVM (pvcreate, vgcreate vgextend ,lvcreate etc.)
  • Displaying information about the LVM environment (pvdisplay, vgdisplay, lvdisplay)
  • Resizing Logical Volumes (lvextend, resize2fs, resize_reiserfs)
  • Logical Volume Snapshots (lvcreate, lvdisplay)

RAID (6 topics)

  • RAID overview
  • Raw devices and partitions
  • Creating a RAID device (fdisk, mdadm)
  • Managing a RAID device (mdadm, /proc/mdstat)
  • Creating and mount a file system on a RAID device
  • Hot swapping failed drives

Swap (2 topics)

  • Swap overview
  • Creating and monitoring swap space (swapon, swapoff and mkswap)

Package Management (5 topics)

  • The Redhat Package Management (RPM) system
  • Installing, updating and removing software
  • Querying and verifying packages
  • Dependency problems and resolution
  • System updating - manual and automatic

System Startup/Shutdown (5 topics)

  • System startup procedure
  • The boot process and run-levels (init and /etc/inittab)
  • Managing services (chkconfig and rc commands)
  • Modifying system settings in /etc/sysconfig
  • Shutdown commands

Printer Management (5 topics)

  • The CUPS printing System - local and remote printing
  • Administering CUPS using the web browser interface
  • Administering CUPS using other graphical tools
  • Print queue management
  • Print commands

Process Monitoring and Scheduling (3 topics)

  • Monitoring system processes (strace, top, pstree, ksysguard)
  • Scheduling jobs using 'at' and 'crontab'
  • Controlling access to the 'at' and 'crontab' utilities

Connecting Linux to the Network (6 topics)

  • Basic network configuration (i.p. addresses, classes, masks, MAC address)
  • Configuration files
  • Managing network devices (ifup, ifdown, ifstatus)
  • Configuring network information (hostnames, ip addressing, domains)
  • Changing media speed (mii-tool, ethtool)
  • Managing routing

Internet Services (4 topics)

  • The Extended Internet Daemon (xinetd)
  • Handling network service requests with xinetd
  • Enable and configuring access to a service
  • Configuring TCP/IP wrappers for security P

NFS Network Services (5 topics)

  • NFS operation and daemons (portmapper etc.)
  • Setting up an NFS server (/etc/exports and exportfs)
  • Setting up an NFS client (mount)
  • Mounting NFS filesystems at boot (/etc/fstab)
  • Using the automounter to access NFS mounts on demand

Backup and Restore (9 topics)

  • Tape devices
  • Controlling tapes (mt)
  • Backing and restoring with the tar command
  • Backing and restoring with the cpio command
  • Using dump and restore commands to backup and restore file systems
  • Backing up raw data with dd
  • File compression and archiving (tar, gzip, bzip2)
  • Mirroring data between systems with rsync
  • Backing up and restoring with Yast

Troubleshooting (5 topics)

  • Troubleshooting process - check list
  • Manual booting into single user mode
  • Automatic booting into single user mode (fsck checking)
  • Rescue environment utilities and operation
  • Common boot problems and their resolution


Basic knowledge of the SUSE Linux operating system in an Enterprise environment to the level covered in the SUSE Linux Essentials course.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

  • Suse Linux Essentials

    The Suse Linux Essentials training course utilizes SLES10 to introduce OpenSource standards & common knowledge/skills needed in all Linux distributions

    4 Day Course Hands On Training Course Code SLE
    Scheduled Online Onsite

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
SLSA 5 Days $1,695

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