LINUX - System / Server Administration

A server administrator, or admin has the overall control of a server. This is usually in the context of a business organization, where a server administrator oversees the performance and condition of multiple servers in the business organization, or it can be in the context of a single person running a game server.The Server Administrator's role is to design, install, administer, and optimize company servers and related components to achieve high performance of the various business functions supported by the servers as necessary.

This includes ensuring the availability of client/server applications, configuring all new implementations, and developing processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server environment. .A Linux server is a high-powered variant of the Linux open source operating system.The responsibilities of a system administrator and network administrator often overlap; however, the system administrator is more geared to the computer hardware and less on the network, although in many cases, system and network administrator are one in the same, especially in smaller companies.

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What's the course about

Linux is an operating system like MS Windows, which allow software programs ("application software") to interact with the computer. An operating system makes the computer hardware (say, a microprocessor) understand the commands of application software and gets the job done.

Server/system administration of Linux is all about keeping a Linux-based computer in usable order. Administration involves functions like backing up files, installing new programs, creating or deleting user accounts, making certain that the filesystem is not corrupted, and so on. In short, if a computer were a house, system administration would be can be likened to maintenance - things like cleaning, fixing broken windows, etc.


Course Objectives

The course aims to make students will fully understand the most important and fundamental concepts of Linux server administration, and will be able to put those concepts to use in real-world situations.

It teaches students how to install and customize Linux (administration of Linux servers from the GUI); manage users, permissions, folders, and native applications; configure Internet and intranet services (understanding and managing the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services); performance tuning, security (building robust firewalls, and routers), and creating and maintaining print, e-mail, FTP, and web servers.

Key course content

Linux system administartion

Introduction and OS installation

Basic Commands

User & Group management

File permissions

Package & Disk Management

Networking & Remote installation

Kernel Virtualization

Linux Server Administration

Advance System Configuration and Management

File Sharing with NFS, CIFS and FTP

Domain Name Service (DNS)

Web Service(HTTP) & Mail Service(SMTP)

Security Enhanced Linux

Centralized & Secure Storage

Remote Access & Desktop


Linux System Administration

Job opportunities

Linux Administrator, Linux Cluster Admin, Linux Administrator - UNIX, System Administrator - Linux, and Linux Server Administrator are some of the hot jobs available for the students. IT, BPO, and consulting firms, and corporates running on Linux systems and servers are the major providers.