Linux Administration Bootcamp: Go from Beginner to Advanced

Learn Red Hat Linux & CentOS: Use the in-demand skills to start a career as a Linux Server Admin or Linux Administrator!

4.55 (26818 reviews)
Operating Systems
9.5 hours
Apr 2024
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What you will learn

By the end of this course you will understand the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner.



If you want to learn Linux system administration and supercharge your career, read on.

Hello. My name is Jason Cannon and I'm the author of Linux for Beginners, the founder of the Linux Training Academy, and an instructor to thousands of satisfied students. I started my IT career in the late 1990's as a Unix and Linux Systems Engineer and I'll be sharing my real-world Linux experience with you throughout this course.

By the end of this course you will fully understand the most important and fundamental concepts of Linux server administration. More importantly, you will be able to put those concepts to use in practical real-world situations. You'll be able to configure, maintain, and support a variety of Linux systems. You can even use the skills you learned to become a Linux System Engineer or Linux System Administrator.

Free Bonus - Video Demonstrations from my best-selling book, Command Line Kung-Fu.

In this series of videos I'll be sharing with you some of my favorite Linux command line tricks. These tips will make your life easier at the command line, speed up your work flow, and make you feel like a certified Linux command line Ninja! If you want to see the pages of Command Line Kung-Fu come to life, then you have to watch these videos!


This Linux course doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this course. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand. Here is what you will learn by taking Linux Bootcamp:

  • How to get access to a Linux server if you don't already.

  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.

  • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers.

  • What SSH is and how to use it.

  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.

  • The basic Linux commands you'll use most often.

  • Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories.

  • Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files.

  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.

  • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.

  • Two methods to search for files and directories.

  • How to compare the contents of files.

  • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them.

  • How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy.

  • How and why to redirect input and output from applications.

  • How to customize your shell prompt.

  • How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history.

  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.

  • How to switch users and run processes as others.

  • How to find and install software.

  • How the boot process works on Linux servers and what you can do to control it.

  • The various types of messages generated by a Linux system, where they're stored, and how to automatically prevent them from filling up your disks.

  • Disk management, partitioning, and file system creation.

  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM) - extending disk space without downtime, migrating data from one storage to another, and more.

  • Managing Linux users and groups.

  • Networking concepts that apply to system administration and specifically how to configure Linux network interfaces.

  • How to configure sudo.

  • Managing process and jobs.

  • Linux shell scripting

  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success!

What you learn in Linux Bootcamp applies to any Linux environment including CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, Linux Mint, RedHat Linux, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, and more.

Earn CompTIA Linux+ CEUs!

Keep your CompTIA Linux+ Certification up-to-date by earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with this course. Why go through the hassle of retesting when you can renew your certification?

Enroll now and start learning the skills you need to level up your career!



Course Overview

Installing and Connecting to a Linux System

Linux Distributions
Installing VirtualBox on Windows
Installing VirtualBox on Mac
Installing CentOS Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox
VirtualBox Troubleshooting Tips
When to Install Linux from Scratch (Manaully)
Installing CentOS from Scratch / CentOS Manual Installation Process
Getting Connected
Connecting Directly

Linux Fundamentals

The Linux Directory Structure
The Shell
Basic Linux Commands
Getting Help at the Command Line
Working with Directories
Listing Files and Understanding LS Output
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part One
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part Two
Finding Files and Directories
Viewing Files and the Nano Editor
Editing Files in Vi
Editing Files with Emacs
Graphical Editors
Deleting, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files

Intermediate Linux Skills

Wildcards - Part One
Wildcards - Part Two
Input, Output, and Redirection
Comparing Files
Searching in Files and Using Pipes
Transferring and Copying Files over the Network
Customizing the Shell Prompt
Shell Aliases
Environment Variables
Processes and Job Control
Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron
Switching Users and Running Commands as Others
Shell History and Tab Completion
Installing Software
Processes and Jobs

The Linux Boot Process and System Logging

The Linux Boot Process
The Linux Boot Process - Demo
System Logging
Quiz: The Linux Boot Process

Disk Management

Disk Management - Part One
Disk Management - Part Two - Creating Partitions with fdisk
Disk Management - Part Three - File Systems
Disk Management

LVM - The Logical Volume Manager

Introduction to the Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
LVM: Layers of Abstraction
Creating Physical Volumes (PVs), Volume Groups (VGs), and Logical Volumes (LVs)
Extending Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
Mirroring Logical Volumes
Removing Logical Volumes, Physical Volumes, and Volume Groups
Migrating Data from One Storage Device to Another
Logical Volume Manager - Summary

User Management

Managing Users and Groups - Part One
Managing Users and Groups - Part Two
User Management


TCP/IP Networking for Linux System Administrators
Networking - DNS and hostnames
Networking - DHCP, Dynamic and Static Addressing
Network Troubleshooting - Part One
Network Troubleshooting - Part Two

Advanced Linux Permissions

Special Permission Modes - Part One
Special Permission Modes - Part Two

Shell Scripting

Shell Scripting - Part One
Shell Scripting - Part Two

Advanced Command Line Skills - Command Line Kung Fu

Tab completion
Repeat as Root
Rerun a command starting with a string
Reuse arguments
Strip out comments and blank lines
Reuse the last item from the previous command


Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network
Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Wordpress on Ubuntu


Conclusion - Congratulations and Thank You!

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November 10, 2023
good context, very well and clear presented, many examples. Some simple operations like how delete character in Nano or full description about local/loop IP addresses could be skipped, without that knowledge administrating any OS shouldn't happen :-)
November 8, 2023
This is a very good course for someone looking to learn some slightly advanced topics related to Linux CLI. I would recommend this course to someone with some very basic understanding of Linux and looking to learn more about the same.
October 4, 2023
You have 2 host, both are very boring and just use slides.One is better but the other is very monotone and i feel like i want to sleep.
October 3, 2023
I LOVE THIS COURSE, I was a nobbie with linux, and now i only use the promtp shell, i was able to edit my zsh-theme using bash scripting, i'm very happy about what i've learned with this course. English is not my first language, is a language that i'm still studying, but jason talks so calm and relax that i could understand all, i love it!
July 30, 2023
It is a very well structured, a perfect course for beginners and all the essential topics are covered and delivered very well.
July 24, 2023
Jason Cannon's Linux bootcamp is an outstanding course that combines theory with hands-on practice, making it both informative and enjoyable. I cannot thank him enough for sharing his expertise and providing a top-notch learning experience. Five stars without a doubt!
July 22, 2023
This is a very good course for someone looking to learn some slightly advanced topics related to Linux CLI. I would recommend this course to someone with some very basic understanding of Linux and looking to learn more about the same.
July 14, 2023
Course is good but it would be nice to have some labs to do and also if the vm was preconfigured. He practices and shows commands that we can't use since we don't have those files and folders set up already.
July 6, 2023
Just a lot of talking (very dry delivery) from the instructor. If you are a person who learn by doing, this course is not for you. Even if you learn by absorbing information, this course might not be for you...Like I said very dry delivery from the instructor. 5 lectures into section 3 and I started wondering what was going to be for dinner. I wish it was better, maybe when I get used to Linux a little more I will come back just for information in the sections I need clarity on.
July 2, 2023
Great information on how to install linux distros aside from the classical approach that I had no idea of.
June 25, 2023
Thank you so much for going into detail, providing explicit yet simple explanations of all the topics necessary for becoming well rounded in managing Linux. Amazing course and absolutely required for everyone learning to use Operating Systems in general.
June 23, 2023
my favorite parts were LVM and extras. Overall, the course proceeded in a clear and sequential order.
June 20, 2023
The lessons are well thought out and explained. Best presentation of this sort of subject matter I've experienced.
March 15, 2023
I enjoyed the lesson and appreciated the fact that I was able to install the Linux as I was taking the course. I was wondering if I could install multiple distros while installing Ubuntu and my question was answer before the course was over as we went into installing multiple distros on the same device. The course was easy to understand and follow. Thank you
March 13, 2023
It was good. The presentation of the material is clear. Hoping in next updates there will be practical exercises, starting from "create 10 user on your own" to scenario exercise.



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