Course content

  1. Introduction to system administration: History, Roles, Windows vs Linux,
  2. Basic Information and account Management
  3. Installation of Operating System
  4. Basic windows/Linux commands and tools: startup, shutdown, task manager, account management
  5. System processes: Scheduling jobs (scheduler/cron), job monitoring(event view/ps, start and stop jobs using both commands 
  6. Disk administration. File systems/partitions. Disk DeFragmentaion. RAID. Basic client/server file sharing
  7. Files, directories and memory management. Permissions
  8. Networking: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP,  Domains/NIS. File sharing.Client/Server. NFS. NetBeui. PDC/BDC. Active directory. Setting up file server (and client/server network). Ethernet addresses.Hostnames
  9. Automating system admin tasks. Scripts. Regedit (shell, pert C)
  10. Performance monitoring and optimization
  11. Security and Backups: Patches, passwords,kerberos, enigma. Tools (tcpwrappers and others). Backup methods