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Linux Foundation Certified Engineer

Please note this certification has been retired but training is still available based on its objectives if required.

The LFCE certification builds on the LFSA certification and is aimed at Linux administrators with 3-5 years experience installing, configuring and maintaining Linux systems.

It demonstrates a higher level of skill than an entry level system administrator and is suitable for team leads or senior system administrators.

Administer Linux at Scale

As the size of system grow, along with their need for reliability and availability so the need for highly skilled Linux administrators has grown.

The need has become so great that the role Site Reliability Engineer has been created to describe the skills required to maintain Internet scale systems.

This certification provides you with skills required to fulfill this role.

Linux System Engineer Course Outline

  • Essential Commands
    • Use version control tools
    • Manipulate file content programmatically
    • Run commands on many systems simultaneously
    • Install Linux Distribution Essential Commands
  • Operation of Running Systems
    • Monitor, tune and troubleshoot system performance
    • Update operating systems to provide required functionality and security
    • Update the kernel and ensure the system is bootable
    • Script automation tools to make work faster and more accurate
    • Train team members on new technology or changes to existing systems
    • Maintain systems via configuration management tools
    • Maintain the integrity and availability of hardware
    • Develop and test disaster recovery plans
    • Support incident management for outages/trouble
    • Produce and deliver reports on system use (processor, memory, disk, and network), outages, and user requests
    • Monitor security and conduct audits
    • Manipulate Linux system during the recovery process
    • Use udev for device detection and management
    • Configure and modify SELinux/AppArmor policies
  • User and Group Management
    • Connect to an external authentication source
    • Configure advanced PAM
  • Networking
    • Monitor, tune and troubleshoot network performance
    • Configure network traffic tunneling
    • Configure a system to perform Network Address Translation
    • Dynamically route IP traffic
    • Implement advanced packet filtering
  • Service Configuration
    • Implement and configure an HTTP server
    • Implement and configure time synchronization server
    • Implement and configure network logging server
    • Configure a DHCP server
    • Implement and configure an SMTP service
    • Implement and configure the HTTP proxy server
    • Configure host-based and user-based security for a service
    • Implement and configure a centralized authentication server
    • Implement and configure a PXE Boot server
    • Implement and configure an authoritative DNS server
  • Storage Management
    • Manage advanced LVM configuration
    • Identify storage devices using block device attributes
    • Manage Linux file system features and flags
    • Implement and configure remote block storage devices
    • Implement and configure network shares
  • System Design and Deployment
    • Define a capacity planning strategy
    • Conduct post deployment verifications
    • Create and maintain software packages
    • Create, configure and maintain containers
    • Deploy, configure, and maintain high availability/clustering/replication

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