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Linux Server Administration Made Easy with Hands-on Training

Linux Server Administration - A Step-By-Step Installation and Configuration Guide for Linux Fedora Server Workstation
Prof. K
44,952 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Intermediate skill level of using the Linux Fedora operating system
Install, configure and maintain a Linux Fedora Server workstation
Configure specific Linux server roles such as Samba, DHCP, Web etc.
Configure different Linux services such as Linux Web Services, Network Services and File Services

Course Update! Fedora has been updated to version 31. Some of the 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 issue.

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 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.

The student 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.

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?

Network administrators, technology students, entry-level pentesters, wanna-be hackers and anyone wanting to learn how to use Linux.

Who should not take this course?

  • Anyone suffering from technophobia (the fear of learning new technology).
  • Anyone unable to complete Section 2 of the course.

Course requirements:

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, IPCONFIG, 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. 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 Virtualbox
  4. A good, solid Internet connection.

Course Overview

Video - Course Overview

A short course overview of what to expect if you enroll in this course. 

Building Your Virtual Lab Environment

Video - How to Easily Download ISO images

In this short video, you will learn how to quickly and efficiently download ISO images used in the course.

Creating a Virtual Install of Fedora Server Using VirtualBox

In this short video and lab, you will learn how to create a virtual install of a Fedora Server using VirtualBox.

Creating a Virtual Install of Fedora Workstation Using VirtualBox

In this short video and lab, you will learn how to create a virtual install of a Fedora client using VirtualBox

Working with the Linux CLI

Explore Linux Part I - Navigate Linux Directories

In this lab, you will be introduced to the Linux shell. This lab only scratches the surface regarding what there is to know about Linux. The intent is to give you a good foundation of the basics.

Explore Linux Part II - Basic File and Directory Operations

In this lab, you will be introduced to some of the basics of file manipulation. You will create files and directories. You will copy and move files. You will use wildcards to specify multiple files. You will create symbolic links. You will delete files and directories. These are all very common steps for any user of a Linux operating system.

Making Fedora User Friendly

In this lab, your will learn how to install Windows software using the Linux WINE program. 

Working with Systemd & Dnf Package Management

In this lab, you will learn to use the replacement package management system for Yum called DNF. package management system is a centralized mechanism for finding and installing software.  You will also become introduces to SYSTEMD.  Systemd is a suite of software that provides the fundamental building blocks for a Linux operating system.

Creating a Permanent Alias in Fedora Linux
In this lab, you will learn how to create a permanent alias for a command string. Aliases are a convenient feature of shells in Unix-like operating systems that make it possible to launch any command or group of commands (inclusive of any options, arguments, and redirection) by merely entering a brief, pre-set string (i.e., sequence of characters).
Practice What You Learned

In this lab, you will practice what you have learned in this section of the course. 

BASH Scripting

Introduction to BASH Scripting

In this short video, you will be introduced to BSH scripting.

Linux Fedora BASH Scripting Part I

In this lab, you will learn the fundamentals of BASH scripting. Bash, or the Bourne Again Shell, is a widely popular command-line interpreter for administration and programming tasks. It's also the default option on Mac OS X and Linux

Linux Fedora BASH Scripting Part II

In this lab, you will learn to create and run more sophisticated BASH scripts. 

Linux Server Management

Install the Webmin Web Interface

In this video, you will learn to install the Webmin Web Interface. Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely. 

Install and Configure Conky System Monitor

In this lab, you will learn to install the Conky System Monitor. Conky is a free software desktop infotainment system monitor for the X Window System. It is available for Linux, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD. Conky is highly configurable and is able to monitor many system variables including the status of the CPU, memory, swap space, disk storage, temperatures and process processes.

Linux Web Services

Installing Apache Web Server Using Fedora Server

In this video, you will learn how to install the Apache Web Server (httpd) and configure a simple web page. The Apache HTTP Server ("httpd") was launched in 1995 and it has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996. It has celebrated its 20th birthday as a project in February 2015.

Network Services

Configuring a Network Adapter (NIC) in Linux

In this lab, you will learn how to configure and manage network adapters on Linux machine. 

Configuring a DHCP Server in Linux

In this lab, you will learn to configure a DHCP server on Linux Fedora server. 

File Services

Configuring Samba in Linux Using Webmin

In this lab, you will learn to install Samba on Linux using Webmin.

Configuring NFS Server in Linux

In this lab, you will learn to install and create an NFS server and configure an NFS share on Linux Fedora. 

Linux Log Files

Using Log Files in Linux

In this lab, you will learn to access, manage and use Linux log files for troubleshooting errors.

Monitoring Linux Performance

Monitoring Linux Performance

In this lab,  you will learn to monitor  Linux process,  memory, and networking.

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