Linux Server Administration Made Easy

Linux Server Administration - A Hands-on Step-By-Step Installation and Configuration Guide for Linux Fedora Server and Workstation

Course Summary


Course Update!

Fedora has been updated to version 28. Some of background images and icons have changed but the command syntax used in the labs remains constant. Having to update the course with every updated version is administratively burdensome but I will be updating labs and videos if I see a pattern of issues.
By the end of this course, you will know and understand the fundamentals of the Linux Fedora operating system and be able to apply that knowledge as needed.

If you want to learn basic Linux system administration using real-world applied learning, read on.
  • Do you want to learn how to install and configure a Linux server?
  • Do you prefer learning using hands-on as opposed to just a lecture and quiz?
If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, then you choose the right course.
  • This course teaches you the basic skills of Installing and Configuring Linux Fedora Workstation and Server.
  • This course provides a solid hands-on experience for learning Linux and is designed for those needing to be able to demonstrate basic day-to-day administration and configuration skills required for Linux administering.
  • This course provides hands-on learning on how to install, maintain and configure a Linux Fedora Workstation and Server. This Course is structured using short tutorial videos and hands-on labs. Students watch a short video tutorial, review the hands-on lab and then complete the lab.
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary basic skills and abilities to work with a Linux system workstation and server. Students should have basic knowledge of computers, operating systems, and networking.
Students will learn how to install, configure and maintain a Linux system in a virtual lab environment. Students build a virtual install of Linux Fedora Workstation and Linux Fedora server but other Linux distros such RHEL 7 can be used.

Students will use a hypervisor such as VMWare Player or Virtualbox to create a virtual lab environment. Students should complete Module 01, building a virtual lab environment before actually enrolling.

This course covers most basic administrative tasks are covered such as creating and managing users, creating and maintaining file systems, determining and implementing security measures and performing software installation and package management. Linux networking topics include installing and supporting DNS, DHCP, Samba and the Apache Web server.
Hands-on labs are used throughout the course to provide as much real-world experience as possible. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to install, configure and maintain a Linux system.
Although the course is built around a Linux Fedora, CentOS 7 or RHEL 7 RPM Linux type system, much of the course content can be applied to Ubuntu type distros.

Who should take this course?
  • Anyone wanting to learn the basics of Linux Server Administration
Who should not take this course?
  • Anyone suffering from technophobia (the fear of learning new technology).
  • Anyone unable to complete the first section of the course.
  • Anyone with Linux server experience.
Course requirements and Knowledge level
  • Basic networking concepts, how devices communicate, and basic troubleshooting of network connectivity issues.
  • How to use a computer, a mouse and a keyboard.
  • How to configure a static IP address on a Network adapter.
  • How to check for connectivity using PING and IFCONFIG.
  1. PC. laptop or desktop capable of virtualization. (Virtualization enabled BIOS).
  2. A minimum of 4 GB of RAM, (8 GB or more of RAM recommended).
  3. Administrative access to the host operating system. (You own the machine).
  4. LAN or cable connection for Internet access. (Cannot use a wireless connection).
  5. High-speed internet access using a reliable Internet connection. (5mb or higher throughput).
  1. Any 64 bit Windows operating system. (preferred)
  2. Current 64 bit Mac or Linux operating system.
  3. Installation of VMWare Player (free edition) for Windows and Linux users. (Links provided in the lab).
  4. Installation of Virtualbox for MAC. (Links provided in the lab).
  5. A good, solid Internet connection.
Who is the target audience?
  • This "Linux Server Administration Made Easy with Hands-on Training" course is designed for those who want to learn installation, configuration and manage Linux Fedora Server Workstation with ease
  • This course is ideal for Technology Professionals, IT Auditors, Pentesters, Windows System Administrators, Engineers, and anyone who needs to learn the basics of Linux
  • Even enthusiastic academic students who want to conduct research or their academic projects using Linux can take this course
  • IT auditors and pentesters needing a more in-depth knowledge of Linux.
  • Windows system administrators and engineers, needing the basics of Linux.
  • Academics and students using Linux to conduct research or complete course projects.

Course Curriculum

Professor K

Professor K comes to Zenler with a Master of Science in Cyber Security from UMUC (2015) and Master of Science in Information Technology from Capella University (2007).

Prof. K has worked in technology since 1998 working as a Microsoft Support Technician, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Technology support specialist, a Senior Network Technology Consultant, an IT Auditor and most recently as the owner and operator of his own technology firm, CLK Technology Solutions located in Tucson Arizona. Prof. K's expertise in technology focuses on designing, building, supporting network infrastructures and network security.

Prof. K has taught online since 2008 and teaches for a number of other online universities and colleges.

Prof. K holds a number of valid technology certifications including:

. MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration

• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration

• MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration

• A+, Net+, Security+

Prof. K spends his spare time working in his wood shop and providing free technical support to the local retirement community in Tucson Arizona.

John Smith


Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!

Course Pricing

  • One time payment
  • $49.99 USD

    One time payment with life time access