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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

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100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Practical Linux System Management

Welcome to the first module! This module will cover key aspects of the course in addition to discussing Linux in the enterprise and distributions....
Reading
4 videos (Total 35 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
About the Instructor9m
Linux in the Enterprise10m
About Linux and Distributions10m
Reading7 readings
About this course10m
Resources for building your own test environment30m
Best of Linux Distributions - 201715m
Common Commands and Utilities20m
Linux from Scratch15m
Package Management10m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 120m
About Linux30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Configuring Linux in the Enterprise

This module covers the installation and configuration of Linux in an enterprise setting....
Reading
5 videos (Total 42 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Networking in Linux7m
SUDO8m
SSH15m
CRON5m
Reading5 readings
How to install Linux20m
Networking within Linux30m
SSH - HowTo10m
Cron - HowTo10m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 220m
Configuring Linux30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Users, authentication, and authorization in a Linux environment

This module describes the essentials of managing users in the enterprise. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 35 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Securing Users9m
Access Control10m
Working with other systems9m
Reading5 readings
Adding and Modifying Users10m
Privilege Escalation10m
Authentication - PAM10m
Using PAM20m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 320m
Users, authentication, and authorization30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Securing Linux in the Enterprise

This module covers Linux security. What does a system administrator need to know in order to adequately protect their systems....
Reading
4 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Linux Security12m
Software firewalls in Linux10m
Services within Linux9m
Reading4 readings
SELinux - Introduction and commands20m
UFW Cheat Sheet and common commands10m
Firewalld - HowTo10m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 420m
Linux Security30m
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Top Reviews

By AAMay 13th 2018

Truly enlightening course. Can be taken by novices who want to get started with Enterprise Linux and also by professionals looking to up their skills. Highly recommended.

By HPFeb 2nd 2018

The course was excellent and the instructor was amazing. The course material was well prepared and very clear. I strongly recommend this course!

Instructor

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Greg Williams

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science

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About the Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization

The Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization focuses on computing in an enterprise environment. Combining both theory and real world experience and architecture, the courses will prepare you to design and audit secure enterprise systems. The courses will cover practical use of major server operating systems in an enterprise environment and how to design and operate them securely....
Computer Security and Systems Management

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