Vskills Linux Administrator certification assesses the candidate for a company’s Linux administration needs. The certification tests the candidates on various areas in Linux which include basic knowledge of installation, configuration and management of various services and facilities of Linux.
Why should one take this certification?
This certification is intended for professionals and graduates wanting to excel in their chosen areas. It is also well suited for those who are already working and would like to take certification for further career progression.
Earning Vskills Linux Administrator Certification can help candidate differentiate in today's competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities by displaying their advanced skills, and result in higher earning potential.
For employers, the certification provides skill verification tools that not only help assess a person's skills in Linux administration.
Who will benefit from taking this certification?
Job seekers looking to find employment in IT department of various companies, students generally wanting to improve their skill set and make their CV stronger and existing employees looking for a better role can prove their employers the value of their skills through this certification.
Companies that hire Vskills Certified Linux Administrator
Linux administrators are in great demand. There are a lot of boutique niche companies, specializing in Integration Services, who are constantly hiring knowledgeable professionals. International job consultants also are constantly looking for Linux Administrators for overseas jobs.
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TABLE OF CONTENT
- Linux and OSS
- Distributions and linux evolution
- Software and hardware pre-requisites
- Installation types and server roles
- RPM installation and management
- Programme source compile and installation
- File system components and management
- Partition and volume management
- Linux booting, init and rc scripts
- System daemons (xinetd, inetd, rsyslogd and cron)
- Kernel basics, building and patching
- SysFS and proc
- Shell types and BASH shell
- BASH shell variables, commands and scripting
- User basics and management tools
- Access permissions and PAM
- TCP/IP and IPv6
- Modules, network interface configuration and routes
- SetUID, ps, df, ulimit and chroot
- Netstat and logging
- Nmap. Snort, nessus and wireshark
- NFS and NIS
- Samba and LDAP
- HTTP and Apache Web Server
- SMTP, POP and IMAP
- Explaining the evolution of linux and open source software (OSS)
- Illustrating various linux distributions with evolution and significance of linux
- Enlisting the software and hardware pre-requisites for enterprise linux
- Describing the different types of installation and various server roles in installation
- Explaining the package manager (RPM) installation and management for different softwares on RHEL platform
- Detailing the steps for compilation and installation of programme from their source
- Understanding i-nodes, superblocks and file system types in linux
- Explaining links, named pipes, files, ownership and directory for file system management
- Describing partition and volume creation, modification and deletion
- Detailing the linux booting and init process with usage of rc scripts
- Clarifying the usage of xinetd, inetd, rsyslogd and cron system daemons of linux
- Understanding the basics of kernel and steps to build and patch it
- Describing the usage of system file system (SysFS) and proc directory for system internals
- Explaining the basics of shells and their types with focusing the bash shell
- Understanding environmental variables, regular expression and various commands offered by bash shell
- Illustrating shell scripting and using various editors for the purpose
- Describing configuring and managing user in linux
- Detailing access permissions, user files and pluggable authentication module (PAM)
- Explaining the basics of TCP/IP stack and IPv6 protocol
- Illustrating network interface configuration and routing in linux
- Understanding packet filtering and firewall by netfilter
- Describing the usage of SetUID, ps, df, ulimit and chroot commands for system security
- Understanding the basics of security enhanced linux (SELinux), netstat and logging for implementing linux security
- Explaining the usage of nmap, snort, nessus and wireshark for network analysis
- Understanding various network services used usually in LAN like network file system (NFS) for distributed file system, network information system (NIS) and LDAP for directory, samba for windows connectivity and dynamic host control protocol (DHCP) for dynamic network configuration.
- Explaining printing services implementation by common unix printing system (CUPS) and commands for management
- Describing the process of backups in linux and commands for it.
- Detailing various network services used usually in WAN like domain name services (DNS) for domain name resolution, file transfer protocol (FTP) for file access, hyper text transfer protocol (HTTP) by apache server for HTTP services, simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP), post office protocol (POP) and internet message access protocol
- (IMAP) for e-mail services and secure shell (SSH) for secured shell access.
- Understanding concepts and implementation of virtualization in linux with focus on kernel-based virtual machine (KVM)