Introduction to LINUX and UNIX, Architecture of UNIX operating system, System Structure, User perspective, Essential tasks of system administrator, LINUX installation
Booting and shutting down : Boot strapping /Booting/Boot Loaders (LILO, GRUB), booting single user mode, rebooting and shutting down
System Management : Super user, choosing root password, system configuration, system directories & files, Performance analysis tools & processes
User management : Password files, managing user environment, adding user, removing user, login access, disabling user, account management utilities, managing groups, light weight directory access protocol.
File Management : Path names, mounting and unmounting files systems, file tree, file types, file attributes, configuring RAID devices,
Process management: components of a process, (PID, PPID, UID, EUID,) signals, send signals, (kill, killall), process states, nice and renice, monitor processes, (ps, top), runway processes
Adding a Disk : Disk interfaces, disk installation procedure, ext2 and ext3 file systems,FSCK(check and repair file systems), Adding a disk to linux
Devices and printer : serial standard, alternative connectors, hard and soft carriers, serial device files, software configuration for serial devices, configuration of hardware terminals, special character and terminal drivers, modems, common I/O ports multimedia devices(sound, video and DVD ), installing sound, network & other cards. Backup devices and media ,setting up backup using dump, restore.
System and Log files: logging policies, LINUX LOG files, LOGROTATE, SYSLOG, condensing log files to useful information
Kernal Administration: precautionary steps for modifying kernel, kernal adaptation, configuration methods, building a LINUX kernel