Linux System Administration (2020)

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The intent of the Linux System Administration Knowledge Unit is to provide students with skill to perform basic operations involved in system administration of LINUX based systems. Cannot be used in conjunction with Windows System Administration (2020) or Operating System Administration (2020) Knowledge Units.


To complete this KU, students should be able to apply the knowledge gained to successfully install and securely configure, operate and maintain a LINUX distro OS, to include:

  1. Setting up user accounts
  2. Configuring appropriate authentication policies
  3. Configuring audit capabilities
  4. Performing back-ups and restoring the system from a backup
  5. Installing patches and updates
  6. Reviewing security logs


  1. OS Installation
  2. User accounts management (Access controls, Password Policies, Authentications Methods, Group Policies)
  3. Command Line Interfaces
  4. Configuration Management
  5. Updates and patches
  6. Event Logging and Auditing (for performance and security)
  7. Managing System Services
  8. Virtualization
  9. Backup and Restoring Data
  10. File System Security
  11. Network Configuration (port security)
  12. Host (Workstation/Server) Intrusion Detection
  13. Security Policy Development


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