System Administration



Overall objective:

After attending this track, participants should be able to;

  • Choose the Operating System (OS) which suits current needs
  • Have an awareness of the job specifics of a Systems Administrator
  • Install a UNIX server
  • Describe the boot process
  • Perform system Administration tasks
  • Describe server-client computing services
  • Know TCP/IP fundamentals

Who should attend:

Aspiring Systems Administrators and Technical staff who are now providing Internet Services, or those who will be involved in the establishment and/or provisioning of basic internet services over a Local or Wide Area Network.

Prerequisites:

Experience in managing PCs and installing software (such as installing the 'Windows' operating system), but not necessarily Unix. Some prior Unix/Linux experience would be of great benefit. Basic computer hardware knowledge. Training is hands-on in a well-equipped computer laboratory. All software installation on these machines will be performed by the students themselves.

The topics are expected to include:

  • Overview of Linux & Windows as Server OSs
  • Comparison and Capabilities
  • System Administration job specifics
  • Installation of a Unix Server
  • Description of the Boot Process
  • Introduction to Unix CLi
  • User Account Management
  • System Resources Management
  • Network File Management
  • Shell scripting and system automation
  • Identification of services, daemons and ports
  • Basic network service troubleshooting
  • IP Addressing 101
  • DHCP 101
  • Basic TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting
NOTE: There may be time to cover other topics, either during the main programme or in the evenings, and applicants are encouraged to indicate on their application what other areas would be of interest to them.

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