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CompTIA Linux+ Certification Tutorial


This VTC tutorial is intended for users with some Linux experience and provides the information required to pass the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. The CompTIA Linux+ certification is an industry credential that validates the knowledge of technicians with six months experience installing, operating, and maintaining Linux operating systems. The certification is intended to be entry level in difficulty and never require upgrading. This tutorial, by long time author, Arthur Griffith, provides the information in the areas covered by the exam: planning the implementation, installation, configuration, administration, system maintenance, troubleshooting, and identifying, installing, and maintaining system hardware. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the CompTIA Linux+ Certification lessons.

Introduction

Course Introduction
CompTIA Linux+

Planning the Implementation

The Purpose of the Machine
The Required Hardware
The Required Software
Allocation of Storage Space
The Different Licensing Schemes
The Basic Services
Comparing and Selecting a Distribution
Compare Linux to Other Operating Systems
The Linux Kernel Version Numbers
Obtaining Software
Resources for Maintenance and Operation

Installation

Available Installation Options
Select the Appropriate Installation Method
Proper Parameters for Installation
Select the Appropriate Option Settings pt. 1
Select the Appropriate Option Settings pt. 2
Partition the Hard Disk(s)
Configure the File System
Network Protocols
Set Security
Users and Passwords
Install the XFree86 Server
Window Manager and GUI Environment
Compiling the Kernel
Install the Boot Loader
Install and Uninstall Applications
Read Installation Log Files

Configuration

Reconfigure XFree86
Set Up Remote Access
Set Environment Variables
Configure Basic Network Services
Configure Network Services
Configure Internet Services
Check and Size Swap Space
Manage Printing
LILO
The Basic Configuration Files
Install and Uninstall Modules
Configuration of Access Rights

Administration

Add and Remove Users
Modify User Configuration
File Permissions and Ownership pt. 1
File Permissions and Ownership pt. 2
The Standard Linux File Structure
The Linux File Utilities
The su Command
Mounting and Unmounting File Systems
The Multi-User System
Common Shell Usage
Connecting to Remote Systems
The tar Command
The Run Levels of Init
Starting and Stopping Services
Print Spools and Queues
The vi Editor
Shell Scripts

System Maintenance

Device Nodes
Making Disk Partitions
Making a File System
Crontab
Core Files
Ifconfig
Processes
System Log Files
Backup and Restore
Security

Troubleshooting

Isolating and Locating the Problem
Troubleshooting Best Practices
File System Check
Common Errors
Service Failure
Troubleshooting Commands
Troubleshooting Utilities
Identifying Network Problems

Hardware

Hardware Configuration
SCSI
USB and IEEE 1394
Motherboard
Networking
Network Addressing
Troubleshooting IDE and SCSI
Troubleshooting Devices

Wrap Up

What this Course Covered

Credits

About This Author


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