Linux Administration: Build 5 Hands-On Linux Projects
***Fully updated for 2021*** This practical Linux Administration course consists of Building 5 Hands-On Linux projects from scratch! It’s the 2nd part of “Master Linux Administration: The Complete Linux Bootcamp” and requires basic Linux knowledge. The course is not recommended for complete beginners!
- Update: February 2021 – New Videos in the “Running a Mail System” project on fighting against malware (Postfix Access Restrictions In-Depth, Rspamd, Amavis & ClavAv)
- Update: February 2021 – New Videos in the “Running a Web Server” project on Apache Authorization and Authentication, HTTP Compression, mod_status, and many more
- Course Launch: January 10, 2021
This course IS NOT like any other Linux Administration course you can take online. This course is focused on learning by doing. You’ll learn what really matters and you’ll get the skills to get ahead and gain an edge.
Enrolling now in this project-focused Linux Administration course is the best investment in your career!
By the end of this course, you’ll have an in-depth knowledge of building real-world projects in Linux.
This course is for you if you already have some basic Linux Knowledge and want to advance and dive deeper into Linux and learn how to build projects for the real-world.
You’ll have access to my closed and Exclusive Online Group in order to provide you with improved, faster, and better support for your course-related questions.
This course is taught by me, a Senior Network Engineer and Professional Trainer. Why should you learn from me?
- I’m a Practitioner and an Enthusiast. Welcome to the real world! I’ve been using Linux for the last 15 years in real-world projects. I’m not just a random guy that teaches Linux Administration. Just imagine that during this time I’ve learned and applied more and more almost on a daily basis. And now I’m giving everything to you!
- I’m an Educator and I know how to make a Syllabus. I know exactly what is important and what is not. For the last 10 years, I’ve trained thousands of people on Linux Administration, Security, Networking, and Programming.
- After this course, you’ll be an effective Linux System Engineer or Administrator!
You’ll have lifetime access and you can return and look at a specific Linux project anytime you want. And let’s not forget, if you don’t like the course, you are covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee, full refund, no questions asked!
Project #1 – Running Containerized Applications with Docker
– What is Docker? Why use it?
– Installing Docker
– The Docker Client
– Pulling Images and Running Containers
– Lab: Running a Web Server in a Docker Container
– Listing Images and Containers
– Removing Images and Containers
– Getting Shell Access to a Container
– Executing Commands in a Running Container
– Getting Information about the Running Containers
– Committing Container Changes into a New Image
– Tagging and Pushing Custom Images to Docker Hub
– Image Structure and Layers
– Creating Custom Images using Dockerfile
– Persistent Data: Volumes
Project #2 – Securing and Hardening a Linux System
– Linux Security Checklist
– Securing the OpenSSH Server (sshd)
– Securing the Boot Loader (Grub)
– Enforcing Password Policy
– Locking or Disabling User Accounts
– Giving Limited root Privileges (sudoers and visudo)
– Setting Users’ Limits (Running a DoS Attack Without root Access)
– Intro to Cracking Passwords
– Cracking Linux Passwords Using John the Ripper
– Checking Files Integrity with AIDE – Part
– Scanning for Rootkits (rkhunter and chkrootkit)
– Scanning for Viruses with ClamAV
– Full Disk Encryption Using dm-crypt and LUKS
– Unlocking LUKS Encrypted Drives With A Keyfile
– Symmetric Encryption Using GnuPG
– Using an Encrypted Text Editor (EncryptPad)
– Steganography Explained
– Steganography In Depth
– Hide Secret Messages Through Steganography with Steghide
– Scanning Networks with Nmap
– Nmap Advanced
– Introduction to Linux Firewalls
– Securing Your Linux System with a Firewall (Netfilter/Iptables)
– Chains, Tables, Matches, and Targets In Depth
– Stateful Firewall In Depth
Project #3: Setting Up a Web and DNS Server
– Getting a Domain Name
– Diving into the DNS Protocol and Installing a DNS Server (BIND9)
– Setting Up the Authoritative BIND9 DNS Server
– Installing a Web Server (Apache2)
– Setting Up Virtual Hosting
– Securing Apache with OpenSSL and Digital Certificates
– Access Control by Source IP Address
– The <Files> Directive
– The .htaccess File
– HTTP Digest Authentication
– The Options Directive and Indexing
– HTTP Compression
– SetHandler and Server Status
– Installing PHP
– Installing and Securing the MySql Server
– Installing a Web Application (WordPress)
– Securing WordPress
Project #4 – Running a Virtual Mail Server
– Overview of a Complete Virtual Mail System
– Mail and DNS: MX Records and Reverse DNS
– Checking the Prerequisites
– Installing Software Packages
– Configuring MySql and Connect it With Postfix
– Configuring Postfix Using the Postconf Command
– Configuring SMTP AUTH (SASLAUTHD and MySql)
– Configuring Dovecot (POP3/IMAP)
– Adding Domains and Virtual Users. Testing the System
– Enabling SMTPS Port 465 in Postfix For Email Submission
– Virus Scanning Using Amavis and ClamAV
– Testing Amavis and ClamAV
– Fighting Against Spam: Postfix Access Restrictions
– Fighting Against Spam: Postfix HELO Restrictions
– Fighting Against Spam: Postfix Sender Restrictions
– Fighting Against Spam: Postfix Recipient Restrictions
– Fighting Against Spam: Using Public RBLs
– Intro to Spam Filtering Systems
– Installing Rspamd and Postfix Integration
– Configuring and Testing Rspamd
– Postfix Log Monitoring Using pflogsumm
Project #5 – Automating Linux Administrative Tasks
– Intro to Ansible
– Ansible Inventory File
– Ansible Ad-Hoc Commands: The Shell Module
– Ansible Ad-Hoc Commands: The Script Module
– Ansible Ad-Hoc Commands: The APT Module
– Task Automation and Scheduling Using Cron (crontab)
– Scheduling Tasks Using Anacron
– Dropping Packets Based on Source IP Address
– Dropping a List of IP Addresses
– System Administration Script using Bash Menus
– Intro to Ansible
– Ansible Inventory File
– Ansible Ad-Hoc Commands
– Ansible modules: raw, shell, command, script
Every project is complete and includes all the scripts and configuration files, a command section, lots of quizzes, slides, and many practice challenges.
The skills you’ll learn will boost your career and make you more valuable on the job market.
See you in the courses!
Who this course is for:
- People with some Linux experience who want to dive deeper into Linux
- Network Engineers who want to advance in Linux by building practical projects
- This is an intermediate Linux course. If you are a complete Linux beginner, this course might not be for you.
- A computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) with an Internet connection. That’s it!
- Basic Linux knowledge is required. If you are a complete Linux beginner, this course might not be for you.
- Your time and enthusiasm to learn.
Last Updated 3/2021