Training

Open Enterprise Server Linux Administration
(Course 3145)

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to give students (both Micro Focus Partners and Customers) a fundamental set of SUSE Linux Enterprise knowledge and skills to be able to effectively work with Open Enterprise Server on a Linux platform. Students learn about the GUI interface and command line utilities, how to manage the file system, users, and groups, and manage software upgrades and installation.

Students are provided a lab environment to build their administrative knowledge through a variety of exercises related to fundamental administrative tasks.

Course Information

Delivery Method: Self-Study Kit

Course Duration: 3 days

Course Level: Beginner

Key Objectives

The following are key learning objectives for the course:

  • Getting to Know SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Work With the Linux Shell and Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Manage the Linux File System
  • Administer the Linux File System
  • Use the vi Linux Text Editor

Manage Software for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Audience Summary

This course is designed for students who are new to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and need to administer or teach Open Enterprise Server. This can include software system administrators, help desk personnel, reseller/partner technical support staff, training partners, and networking consultants.

Course Outline

Introduction

Section 1: Getting to Know SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Objective 1: Use the Gnome Desktop Environment
  • Objective 2: Get to Know YaST Better
  • Objective 3: Access and Use man Pages
  • Objective 4: Use info Pages
  • Objective 5: Access Release Notes and White Papers
  • Objective 6: Use GUI-Based Help
  • Objective 7: Find Help on the Web

Section 2: Work With the Linux Shell and Command Line Interface (CLI)

  • Objective 1: Execute Commands at the Command Line
  • Objective 2: Work with Variables and Aliases
  • Objective 3: Understand Command Syntax and Special Characters
  • Objective 4: Use Piping and Redirection

Section 3: Manage the Linux File System

  • Objective 1: Understand the File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
  • Objective 2: Identify File Types in the Linux System
  • Objective 3: Manage Directories with CLI and Nautilus
  • Objective 4: Create and View Files
  • Objective 5: Work with Files and Directories
  • Objective 6: Find Files on Linux
  • Objective 7: Search File Content
  • Objective 8: Perform Other File Operations with Nautilus

Section 4: Administer the Linux File System

  • Objective 1: Configure Linux File System Partitions
  • Objective 2: Manage Linux File Systems
  • Objective 3: Configure Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and Software RAID

Section 5: Manage Users, Groups, and Permissions

  • Objective 1: Manage User and Group Accounts with YaST
  • Objective 2: Describe Basic Linux User Security Features
  • Objective 3: Manage User and Group Accounts from the Command Line
  • Objective 4: Manage File Permissions and Ownership
  • Objective 5: Ensure File System Security

Section 6: Use the vi Linux Text Editor

  • Objective 1: Use the Editor vi to Edit Files

Section 7: Manage Software for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Objective 1: Overview of Software Management in SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Objective 2: Manage Software with YaST on SLES
  • Objective 3: Manage RPM Software Packages
  • Objective 4: Manage Software with zypper
  • Objective 5: Update and Patch SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Course Prerequisites

A basic understanding of networks and networking (such as the knowledge required for the CompTIA Network+ certification) is recommended.