Ptg Interactive's Training Course for Red Hat Linux

Ptg Interactive's Training Course for Red Hat Linux

by Mark F. Komarinski

Multimedia Set(2ND BK&CDR)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130347992
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Series: Interactive Video Course Series
Edition description: 2ND BK&CDR
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.66(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.78(d)

Table of Contents

1. Installation.
Objectives. Understanding the Need for Linux. About Linux. Before the Install. Performing the Install. Summary. Assessment.

2. Linux Boot and Shutdown.
Objectives. Configuring the Linux Loader. init. What's a Runlevel?.When Something Goes Wrong. System Shutdown and Reboot. Summary. Assessment.

3. Account Administration.
Objectives. Adding Users. Group and File Permissions. Deleting or Disabling Users. Using PAM. Linuxconf. Summary. Assessment.

4. Installing New Packages in Red Hat.
Objectives. Working with Binary RPM files. Source RPM (SRPM). Other RPM Utilities. Summary. Assessment.

5. Networking with Linux.
Objectives. TCP/IP. xinetd. Network Applications. Network Information Services (NIS). Routing with Linux. Summary. Assessment.

6. Printing and Print Sharing.
Objectives. Connecting Printers to Linux. Types of Printers Supported by Linux. Configuring LPRng. CUPS. Summary. Assessment.

7. Samba.
Objectives. Setting Up an MS Windows Network. Installing Samba. Connecting to SMB Shares. Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT). Installing Linux Printers on Windows. Summary. Assessment.

8. E-mail.
Objectives. Setting up Sendmail. Local Mail Delivery. Mailing Lists. Remote E-mail (POP and IMAP). E-mailclients. Summary. Assessment.

9. Web Servers.
Objectives. Apache. CGI. Apache and SSL. Summary. Assessment.

10. X Windowing System.
Objectives. Set up X Using Xconfigurator. Starting X. gdm. Using X Window Managers. Using Remote Displays. Summary. Assessment.

11. Securing Linux.
Objectives. Physical Security. Software Security. Denial of Service Attacks. Network Security. Summary. Assessment.

12. Working with the Red Hat Linux Kernel.
Kernel versions. Compiling the Linux Kernel. Tuning a Running Linux System. Summary. Assessment.

13. System and Network Monitoring.
Objectives. Syslog. Network Monitoring. Summary. Assessment.

14. Backing Up Your Data.
Objectives. Using tar and mt. Dump and Restore. Backup Strategies. RAID and Disk Mirroring. Summary. Assessment.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Since I cut my teeth on Microsoft, this Linux CBT was exactly the kind of training I was looking for. Although I've had some very minor exposure to linux, I am absolutely a newbie. This CBT allowed me to pop the cd into my WindowsXP machine and use videoclips, audioclips and multimedia demonstrations to get a jumpstart on the Linux learning curve. Right off the bat there are step-by-step instructions/demos for the Red Hat 7.x install. Then you get a walk through of the various parts of the GNOME and KDE desktop. The CBT book and course line seem to follow along the RHCE exam guide but I haven't gotten that far. There is a min. req. to use a Netscape browser but I used IE6 without a problem. I was really impressed with how the author brought his real world experience to the training. In the case of printing, the author feels strongly in using the CUPS configuration even though this not out-of-the-box Red Hat. I could tell he is very concerned about security and wants to make sure you are too. Passwords info, account management and good admin practices are sprinkled through the training. For newbies like me Linux can be intimidating. With this CBT you can just re-run modules until you feel comfortable with a section. I give this training very high marks for content, presentation and ease of use. I'd recommend it to any new Linux user.