[Fsf Education] System administration Course

Rajkumar S. fsf-edu@gnu.org.in
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 01:25:15 +0530 (IST)


How about the following skills for a sys admin course. This is from
the RedHat Certification course. But can be adapted for other Distros

* Administer the Linux printing subsystem
* Automate tasks with at, cron, and anacron
* Back up filesystems to tape and tar archive
* Communicate and transfer files securely
* Configure a workstation as a client to NIS, DNS, and DHCP services
* Configure an NFS client and autofs
* Configure basic host security
* Configure, customize, and use the X Window System and GNOME desktop environment
* Configure, compile, and install the Linux kernel
* Connect processes and files using standard I/O and pipes
* Control common system hardware
* Control system processes
* Copy files to and from a floppy disk
* Create and maintain the Linux filesystem
* Filter and process text
* Install Red Hat Linux interactively and with Kickstart
* Install, update, query, and remove software packages with RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)
* Integrate a workstation with an existing network running common network services
* Issue essential Linux commands from the bash shell command line
* Launch applications from the command line and GNOME interface
* Maintain and interpret system logs
* Open, edit, and save text documents using the vi editor
* Perform basic bash shell scripting with sed, awk, and perl
* Perform basic performance, memory, and process management
* Perform basic troubleshooting
* Perform common file maintenance tasks
* Perform common tasks using GNOME GUI applications
* Perform security administration using Red Hat Linux
* Perform user and group administration
* Query packages on your system
* Set up, configure, and administer common networking services on
  RH Linux:
  Apache Web Server
  DNS/BIND Domain Name Service
  SAMBA file and print sharing to Windows clients
* Understand and maintain file access permissions
* Understand and use email and related applications
* Understand system and service initialization
* Understand system tools available to the user
* Understand the Linux file system
* Use network applications and utilities
* Use printing commands and utilities
* Use regular expression pattern matching