Advanced Linux

Course Description

Advanced Linux: Writing scripts for system administration, how to compile a kernel optimised for your system, installing software from source and using Linux as a server


£ 625 (incl. VAT)


12 hours

Course Details

This course is intended for people who have used Linux as desktop operating system before or who have been to our 'Introduction to Linux' course.

Advanced Linux covers the following topics:

  • Write your own scripts for automating tasks and backups: Using shell scripts and Perl
  • The Linux kernel: Configure, compile and install a new kernel optimised for your system
  • Linux as a server: Web, database and SSH
  • Network security: Monitoring your servers and controlling access
  • Installing software from source code: Understanding the compilation process, configuring and optimising applications for your hardware and purposes
  • Filesystems: Which filesystem is best for servers, desktops or workstations and what are the main differences between Ext, Reiserfs and XFS

Manchester Dates

28/10/2017 - 29/10/2017
(Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)
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Other dates for one-to-one tuition or for groups of 3 students or more are available on request and bookings can be made here (prices available on request):
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Dates in other locations

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29/07/2017 - 30/07/2017 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

21/08/2017 - 24/08/2017 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

11/09/2017 - 12/09/2017 (Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

28/10/2017 - 29/10/2017 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

20/11/2017 - 23/11/2017 (Mon - Thu, 18:00 - 21:00)

11/12/2017 - 12/12/2017 (Mon - Tue, 10:00 - 17:00)

27/01/2018 - 28/01/2018 (Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 17:00)

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