The Linux Foundation really is at the core of Linux as it supports the development and maintenance of the Linux Kernel. You also can be assured they know what it takes to understand and work with Linux; as such Linux Foundation Training and their exam are performance based where you take the exam on a live machine. You do not need to be concerned about remembering bizarre commands and switches you don’t use. You simply have to be able to achieve the tasks.
One Exam: Three Versions
Linux Foundation training is also based on a particular distribution, you may take the exam on openSUSE, CentOS or Ubuntu. Meaning, especially for the beginner you can be less concerned with knowing 3 ways to do the same task. You simply have to know how to do it on your chosen distribution.
CentOS on Pluralsight
I have created, with Pluralsight, 7 courses to cover the complete objectives for the February 2016 Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin exam. This gives you 36 hours of training on CentOS 7. We also meet the objectives of the RHCSA. Training with Pluralsight gives you access to over 4000 courses, not the LFCS courses that I have created but the complete course library. This also includes Linux training I have created for the LPI level 1 and level 2 exams.
The Magnificent 7
The Pluralsight LFCS track has been broken down into manageable units:
- LFCS: Linux Essentials: Learning the basic of using Linux and using the command line. I great start for anyone wanting to know more about Linux and shows the install.
- LFCS: Linux Operation Essentials: Now we have Linux up and running and can use it, we can dig a little deeper. We will look at the boot-loader and starting the Linux system. We will then moving onto using systemd to control services.
- LFCS: Linux User and Group Management: We not only look at creating basic Linux Users and Groups we touch on more complex environments such as openLDAP and Kerberos.
- LFCS: Linux Storage Management: In this module, we look at creating Linux Filesystems both locally on iSCSI networks. Using CentOS 7 we see and use the latest Kernel-based ISCSI Server modules. With this covered, we move onto Clusters and Cluster File systems such as GlusterFS.
- LFCS: Linux Service Management: This is a detailed module looking at many Linux services and how they can be practically used. This extends into setting up PHP applications to read from a Database and PXE Installation servers.
- LFCS: Linux Networking: All there is to know about networking your CentOS 7 system and using the CLI the manage network components.
- LFCS: Linux Virtualization Management: Lean about KVM, native virtualization in Linux. Having looked at KVM we move on the Linux Containers and Docker on CentOS 7.
The track is complete and ready for you to join.