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Learn the Linux Academy basics! Discover how to start and connect to your six Linux lab servers, learn about the learning tools we made just for you, and find out the best way to put our content to work. This module updates as we add new features to the Linux Academy!
This course provides a basic introduction to the concept of DevOps. It seeks to give the student a working knowledge of what DevOps is and how it impacts IT in the real world. This course explains the culture of DevOps as well as some of the main practices and tools associated with DevOps. It also introduces the student to the close relationship between DevOps and the cloud.
This course is for those new to the Elastic Stack to get an introductory overview of its core services (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats), features, terms, and basic administration. This course will follow a real-world use case of setting up a log aggregation pipeline for web access logs and analyzing said logs with Kibana via search, visualizations, and dashboards.
The purpose of this course is twofold:
Skills that will be covered include:
These will be a high-level overview of the above concepts, which we will build on in more advanced courses.
This course teaches the basic concepts of processes, programs and the components of the Linux operating system. You learn the basic knowledge of computer hardware, gain an understanding of open source applications in the workplace, and learn to navigate systems on a Linux desktop rudimentary commands to navigate the Linux command line. This course is a prep course for the Linux Essentials exam from Linux Professional Institute and is meant to help those without Linux experience to pass their first Linux certification. This course covers objectives for the LPI Essentials exam version 1.5.
This course will help to prepare you for the Linux+ and Linux Professional Institute Level 1 Certification Exam 1. We will cover all of the objectives as listed on the http://www.lpi.org site for this exam. You will learn how to administer users, navigate Linux filesystems, manage processes, start services, use remote network shares, and more throughout this course. Using our practice servers, exercises and Hands-on Labs, you will gain all the experience you need to be successful on this first part of your journey to the Linux+ and LPIC-1 certification.
NOTE: This course is current for 2017 Objectives as listed on the http://lpi.org site and covers the following topics in detail:
In this short course, we will take a look at Vim, the improved editor. Learn how to use the keyboard to work with your text documents, complete searches, replace text and format them. We also show you how to branch out from Vim to run commands, capture output into the current buffer, manage your buffers and move between them and more!
Although Jenkins is a complex topic that we cover in depth elsewhere on the site, this course will give you a quick introduction and provide just enough information for you to build your own Jenkins server and get started using it to perform remote builds and management.
Serverless Concepts will teach you the basics of this hot new technology. You'll learn about what constitutes a serverless application. You'll watch how-to videos that show off services like AWS Lambda, Google Firebase, and more. You'll be able to review note cards to remember key elements from the sessions. Finally, connect with us in the community and share how you're adopting this technology and your experiences.
Welcome to Linux Academy's AWS Certified Solutions Architect (associate level) course. This course has been developed to provide you with the requisite knowledge to not only pass the AWS CSA certification exam but also gain the hands-on experience required to become a qualified AWS Solutions architect working in a real-world environment.
As part of this course, we are happy to introduce "The Orion Papers", which is an innovative new teaching tool that we have created specifically for this course. The Orion Papers is a visual, interactive guide filled with live diagrams and AWS knowledge that you can use as your own personal study resource.
Access the Orion Papers: https://labfiles.linuxacademy.com/aws-csa/orionpapers.html
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During the lessons, learning activities and hands-on components of this course, the student will gain knowledge about CoreOS. You will walk through a local installation as well as how to use our Cloud Servers in order to follow along with our demos. Whether it is using CoreOS for container implementations, clustering, or understanding how to update and view reports, this course will allow you to gain hands-on experience with CoreOS.
The OpenStack Foundation has developed the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam, which offers a career path-based certification for OpenStack professionals. The exam is performance-based and will test the baseline skills of an OpenStack Administrator, a person with at least 6 months of OpenStack experience who provides day-to-day operations and management of an OpenStack cloud. Linux Academy offers an outstanding course that follows the objectives needed for the Certified OpenStack Administrator certification.
This is an introductory course that will help get someone new to Git up and running with it quickly. We will show you the basics of working out of your own local repository, and then we will apply those skills to working with remote repositories such as the ones you would find on GitHub and BitBucket.
We will also see how we can install our own web-based Git server by using the free version of GitLab. So if you ever wanted to learn the basics of working with Git, this is the course for you.
Follow right on the heels of the Elastic Stack Essentials course with the Elasticsearch Deep Dive. Get to understand and go hands-on with the core functionality of Elasticsearch (installing, indexing, querying). Next, learn how to configure it for production use with TLS encryption, user access control, monitoring, and alerting with X-Pack and automated management with Elasticsearch Curator. Get to understand best practices around heap and cluster sizing, hardware requirements, and performing live upgrades.
This course will help to prepare you for the Linux+ and Linux Professional Institute Level 1 Certification Exam 1. We will cover all of the objectives as listed on the http://www.lpi.org site for this exam. You will learn how to administer users, navigate Linux filesystems, manage processes, start services, use remote network shares, and more, throughout this course. Using our practice servers, quizzes, and Learning Activities, you will gain all the experience you need to be successful on this first part of your journey to the Linux+ and LPIC-1 certification.
NOTE: This course is current for 2018 Objectives as listed on the http://lpi.org site and covers the following topics in detail:
In the SaltStack Certified Engineer prep course, students learn Salt using real-world scenarios and hands-on environments. We start by learning some core Salt components – such as execution modules and states – then begin to build out our infrastructure by leveraging various Salt features to not just use Salt for remote execution and configuration management, but also for event-driven infrastructure and orchestration.
This course covers all topics required to pass the SSCE, including:
This course also included a practice exam to test your skills before sitting the SSC
In this course, you will develop the skills that you need to write effective and powerful scripts and tools using Python 3. We will go through the necessary features of the Python language to be able to leverage its additional benefits in writing scripts and creating command line tools (data types, loops, conditionals, functions, error handling, and more). Beyond the language itself, you will go through the full development process including project set up, planning, and automated testing to build two different command line tools.
In this course, you will develop the skills that you need to write effective and powerful scripts and tools using Python. We will go through the necessary features of the Python language to be able to leverage its additional benefits in writing scripts and creating command line tools (data types, loops, conditionals, functions, error handling, and more). Beyond the language itself, you will go through the full development process including project set up, planning, and automated testing to build two different command line tools.
In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, and customize NGINX for a wide variety of uses. While following along with lessons, you will be educated in how to use the NGINX documentation to assist you as you work with NGINX. By the end of the course, you will have experienced configuring NGINX as a web server, reverse proxy, cache, and load balancer while also having learned how to compile additional modules, tune for performance, and integrate with third-party tools like Let's Encrypt.
So you have heard that systemd is the new way that services and daemons are managed on a Linux system. Most of the popular distributions have already adopted it, and now you need to learn how to use it. Follow along with us as we explore the history of this Linux subsystem and why we have it now. You will even learn how to use systemd to create your own service files, and see how much simpler it is to use compared to the older init system.
The Linux job market continues to expand and this course will help prepare you for one of the standard industry Linux administration certifications. This course has been updated in 2018 with a new list of domains and competencies matching those detailed by the Linux Foundation for v3.18.
This course will take you from the basics of Terraform to more advanced deployments that will allow you to create masterful Terraform deployments of your own involving Docker, AWS, Kubernetes, and other technologies that are capable of utilizing the benefits of Infrastructure as Code or IaC.
This course will not only teach you the basics of Terraform and Ansible, but it will also help you to better understand AWS and deploy your very own blog! This blog can be used to represent yourself, help your portfolio, or it can even be used to quickly test out new tools and DevOps procedures!
Using Salt for Configuration Management and Orchestration teaches how to use Salt (SaltStack) to work with Linux-based infrastructure. The course begins by exploring the fundamentals and components of Salt, then demonstrates how to install, configure, and manage Salt using a master-minion setup. Next, we learn about Salt execution modules, which allows us to perform actions on multiple servers, and Salt states, which allow us to define end-state recipes for configuring our infrastructure. We also deep dive into creating formulas and learn how to use Jinja and Pillar to produce modular formulas that can be reused.
"Container" is the new buzzword, but it doesn’t just mean Docker! This course will dive into LXC (LinuX Containers) and its container manager, LXD. Students will explore how containers work, how they compare with virtual machines and Docker containers, and how they handle application isolation. Students will get hands-on by installing and configuring containers and thoughtfully selecting a persistent storage strategy. The course also covers the intricacies of container networking including inter-container communication, managing container networks, and exposing container ports on the host. For advanced students, several use cases are explored and implemented using this exciting technology.
This course will prepare the prospective student to successfully pass the Docker Certified Associate exam. In addition, you will find that the the subjects and materials covered within this course will also equip the successful candidate with the knowledge and experience needed to run Docker clusters and workloads in a complex production environment.
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the OpenStack Liberty release. This course includes configuration architecture, best practices, and component interaction. This course covers the objectives to pass the OCM100 exam from Mirantis. The course also prepares you for the OCM-50 exam, which is an open book multiple choice exam. We deal with operating and administering preexisting OpenStack environments. Students will learn about the core components of OpenStack. Using both the UI and CLI, students will create instances, networks, volumes, SSH keys, projects, users, and more.
The Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) preparation course will prepare the prospective student to successfully complete the associated exam.
More importantly, this course will prepare the student to use Kubernetes as a tool to solve complex, everyday problems.
This course will help to prepare you for the Linux+/Linux Professional Institute Level 1 Certification Exam 2. We will cover all of the objectives as listed on the http://www.lpi.org site for this exam. You will learn how to work with the shell environment, write simple scripts, perform basic SQL tasks, work with desktop graphical interfaces, automate common administration tasks, work with email systems, printing queues, and more throughout this course. Using our practice servers, exercises and Hands-on Labs, you will gain all the experience you need to be successful on the final part of your journey to the Linux+ and LPIC-1 certification.
NOTE: This course is current for 2017 Objectives as listed on the http://lpi.org site as of June 2017.
This prep course designed by the Linux Academy takes the public objects for Red Hat's RHCSA 7 certification and puts you on the path to succeed the examination. At Linux Academy, we want to provide you with an in-depth understanding of managing a Red Hat system at an administrator level so that you can use your skills on real servers in the real world. The Linux Academy is in no away affiliated with Red Hat, Inc, and this course is not provided or reviewed by Red Hat, Inc.
This course is designed for those who are seeking a career in DevOps by preparing you for the System Administration Using Puppet certification exam. You will learn how to manage infrastructure using Puppet Enterprise with common best practices.
Students will learn how to use Jenkins 2.x.x at a proficient level. This includes the creation and configuration of jobs and builds, testing, common plugin usage, and building pipelines. They will gain knowledge of common CI/CD concepts and “CD as code” best practices. The material in this course will also help students prepare to pass the Certified Jenkins Engineer 2017 certification.
In this course, we will learn and practice the use of Nagios 4.2.x, which is one of the most mature monitoring packages in the industry. Although it may seem beguilingly simple at first glance, Nagios provides powerful, flexible, and extensible tools and functionality – some might say it is the pinnacle of enterprise monitoring.
Once you have taken the plunge and gotten your feet wet in the world of Linux, you stop to look around and ask yourself "what's next"? We will help you answer that question by introducing you to the powerful world of the command line. Although certain companies have spent enormous amounts of time and resources in ridding their operating system of the command line, Linux embraces the power and flexibility that it offers. Mastering the Command Line This course will help the new Linux user learn the power and flexibility of the command line. As a compliment to the comprehensive and user friendly GUI that is the Linux Desktop, the command line offers unparalleled control over your system, how it works and how you get work done. In this course, some of the items that will be covered are: Text Editors Directory and File Management (Copy, Move and Delete Files and Directories) Keyboard Shortcuts Shell Configuration Files and Variables How to View Command Line History Finding Files and Directories Streams, Piping and Redirects (and What That Means) Text Manipulation and Searching Compressing and Archiving Automation of Common System Tasks After viewing these videos you will truly grasp the power at your fingertips. These command line videos will give you the tools needed to perform basic and advanced tasks whether you are logged in to your desktop or at the command line on your company server. What's Next The Linux Academy by Pinehead.tv is committed to developing additional materials for all things Linux. We have a large number of course available for Linux Beginners to Advanced Administrators. Keep your eye on this page for more information!
This course will help prepare the viewer, whether a seasoned Information Technology professional, or a student just out of school, to apply for and successfully obtain their first Linux Job. We will discuss how to use your professional network of contacts, the importance of cover letters, how to tailor your resume and what key topics to highlight in pursuit of that position.
Today's Enterprise server and desktop environments have undergone drastic changes in the last ten years. No longer is it necessary to spend tens of thousands of dollars on big physical servers to meet the email, file, web and database needs of an organization. You will often find that old desktop equipment is being repurposed as personal kiosks accessing virtual company desktop environments. What makes all of this possible is virtualization. This course is taught by a seasoned Information Technology professional with more than 20 years of industry experience in Linux, Microsoft Windows and in a number of Enterprise and Desktop virtualization technologies. We will discuss all of the types of virtualization that you may run into in the workplace, from the datacenter to the desktop. These videos will define the different virtualization solutions from various vendors and what the specific use cases for each are. We will then explore one vendor solution in detail, VMWare’s ESXi 5.5 Free Edition as well as the Enterprise Edition. What Is Covered? These videos will introduce the viewer to virtualization concepts that apply to both the datacenter and desktop environments. We will prepare you to install, configure and manage server images, desktop clients and the VMWare ESXi 5.5 virtual environment itself. We will also discuss specific use cases for each virtualization solution as well as explore the reasons why virtualization has become the enterprise and cloud solution of choice.
The performance-based Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Containerizing Software Application Development exam tests your ability to implement and run services as Docker containers.
A container designer who earns the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Containerizing Software Application Development has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create and update container images, and to run and link containers.
This course will teach the basics of the Ruby programming language. We will cover basics of installing Ruby via the package manager of CentOS and Ubuntu, as well as installing Ruby with RVM, the Ruby Version Manager. We will learn the basic syntax of Ruby, and cover how to code our own methods, classes, modules and much more. Through the Intermediate and Advanced sections of the course we will build an Apache log parsing program. We will build upon it throughout the later lessons, until we end up with a nice working log parsing program.
This video course will serve as an introduction to the Nginx Web Server and will help point out key differences between Nginx and Apache. Our exploration will serve both as a setup exercise as well as a detailed configuration guide. We will deploy and setup Nginx Web Server from scratch and then conceptually build a fully functional LEMP server as we learn each new directive and configuration topic.
The Structured Query Language (or SQL) is how we both define and manipulate data within a traditional Relational Database Management System (or RDBMS). In this course, we are going to learn how to structure SQL statements that do just that. Learn how to create databases, manage access, create tables, insert and update data, create indexes and more. We will demonstrate SQL functions and talk about how they differ from the more traditional SQL statements. All of this will be accomplished at a SQL command line within MySQL, but will apply equally to SQL compliant RDBMS systems in general.
The Linux job market continues to expand and this course will help prepare you for one of the standard industry Linux administration certifications. This course has been updated in 2016 with a new list of domains and competencies matching those detailed by the Linux Foundation.
In this course, you will develop all of the skills needed to write effective and complex shell scripts that can automate mundane tasks and complex implementations. We will walk you through all of the major components and key words in shell scripting (loops, conditionals, functions, error handling, traps, signals and more) so you can effectively write your scripts to handle any situation. You will find a comprehensive study guide, an instructor note card set and a full SIXTEEN PAGES of sample shell scripts developed during the course, all available for your download and reference.
Linux KVM Virtualization Essentuals teaches students the basics of Linux virtualization. This course then progresses into how KVM and libvirtd work together to create an entperise-ready virtualization solution. KVM Essentials takes students from no prior knowledge of virtualization to being able to walk away from the course managing your own KVM virtualization hypervisor host.
By the end of this course, you will have built an understanding of how the Linux kernel interoperates with glibc (and the rest of the binary toolchain). This, in turn, will enlighten your understanding of how various software packages rely on the kernel and glibc to provide interfaces and services, as well as the “why” behind many of the features and idiosyncrasies of the Kernel and glibc.
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pass Red Hat EX407: Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation. Students will also gain practical insights and real world best practice for working with Ansible automation.
The focus of this course is to prepare you for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization exam (EX318). You will learn how to install an administer a Red Hat Virtualization environment and perform administrative tasks in your environment. In addition to people that are preparing for the exam, this course is also a great way to learn about the Red Hat Virtualization platform.
This course is designed for those who are seeking a career in DevOps. You will learn the ins and outs of Cloud Foundry. This will include the architecture and various components of Cloud Foundry, how to tailor your apps to ensure that they will run correctly when you execute a cf push, and how to write a manifest that will make your deploy process repeatable and predictable. You will also learn how to perform blue-green deployments of your apps already running in Cloud Foundry. Last but not least, this course will prepare you for taking the Cloud Foundry Certified Developer exam.
This course is designed for those intending to sit for the Red Hat EX280 exam &/or for those following the RHCA Cloud or RHCA DevOps certification track. This course will provide in-depth training on managing & using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
This course is designed to follow the Linux Professional Institute's Level 2 Exam 1 objectives. Upon completion of this course and with the associated downloadable materials, the student should be prepared to successfully complete the first exam in the LPIC-2 certification.
This course is designed to follow the Linux Professional Institute's Level 2 Exam 2 objectives. Upon completion of this course and with the associated downloadable materials, the student should be prepared to successfully complete the final exam in the LPIC-2 certification.
The Linux Foundation Certified System Engineer (LFCSE) is a professional level certification that demonstrates your system and network administration skills to current and prospective employers. Now, more than ever, companies are looking for the right Linux talent to hire. Like a good degree, certifications serve to differentiate you from other candidates you may be competing against. This course will help prepare you to take this exam and prove your expertise in the Open Source marketplace.
This course will provide in-depth training so that students who currently hold the EX200 & EX210 certifications can sit for the EX310 exam. Students will learn how to deploy and manage a full Red Hat environment with Ceph block storage, and integrate Ceph into other OpenStack services.
The Red Hat Certified Engineer course will prepare you for the certification exam from Red Hat. This certification is intended to be earned by a current Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA). This course will prepare you for the performance based certification exam by Red Hat that is intended to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experience as a senior system administrator that is responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
Notice: This is not an official Red Hat course created by or approved by Red Hat. The Linux Academy is in no away affiliated with Red Hat, inc the company.
Addendum: Bash Scripting is one of the objectives for this certification, but is relatively minor. You should pick up enough knowledge as you work through the course to cover the requirements for the exam. Please see The System Administrator's Guide to Bash Scripting course for more detailed coverage of this topic:
This course will show the viewer how to install Java Enterprise Edition for CentOS Linux. Once Java is installed, we will instruct the user on the most common and supportable methods of installing Apache Tomcat 7 in CentOS Linux. Once Tomcat is installed, we will go over the command line and browser based administration of the installation as well as how to make changes to common parameters. Finally, we will discuss how to tune the Java Virtual Machine to make the most effective use of system resources with Apache Tomcat.
This course will show the viewer how to install Java Enterprise Edition for CentOS 7 Linux. Once Java is installed, we will instruct the user on the most common and supportable methods of installing Apache Tomcat 8 in CentOS Linux. Once Tomcat is installed, we will go over the command line and browser based administration of the installation as well as how to make changes to common parameters. Finally, we will discuss how to tune the Java Virtual Machine as well as optimize and troubleshoot your Tomcat installation to make the most effective use of system resources with Apache Tomcat.
Ansible continues to gain traction as a powerful, enterprise level configuration and deployment management tool. With it's standardized Playbook formatting and reliance on Python standards, it is easy to use, quick to learn and puts the power of automation at everyone's fingertips. In this course, we will cover Ansible configuration, modules, command line usage and Playbook building. By the time you are done, you will be able to use Ansible to automate and manage your DevOps infrastructure.
Ever wonder if there was a tool that was powerful enough to handle cross-platform administration while allowing advanced customization? Introducing PowerShell Core!
We are excited to bring our members a course on PowerShell Core for Linux. With the proliferation of open-source solutions and direction changes at Microsoft, a decision was made to open-source the .NetCore platform. With the assitance of this move, Microsoft also released an open-source version of PowerShell to allow cross platform administration and advanced shell functionality. With this powerful tool, an administrator can work in multiple environments be it in the Cloud or on-premise while using a tool that is now a unified cross-platform experience.
Join Me, while I go over the core usage of the platform while covering advanced topics like scripting and cloud integration!
This course will introduce the student to each of the key areas of PostgreSQL administration: installation, configuration and setup, security, database creation and common SQL statements for manipulating data. We will also walk through setting up basic data structures (tables) and demonstrate different methods of importing, exporting and backing up their data. Once we have the basics down, we will talk about replication as well as how to read the logs to determine areas we can optimize our table structures in and finish by discussing how PostgreSQL can be used for NoSQL queries and big data reporting.