BCE-C712 Linux System Administration

0 of 74 lessons complete (0%)

Introduction to Linux System Administration

Understanding the Role of Linux System Administration

You don’t have access to this lesson

Please register or sign in to access the course content.

Understanding the Role of a Linux System Administrator

The duties of a Linux System Administrator can vary depending on the specific needs and size of the organization. However, here are some common duties that Linux System Administrators typically perform:

  1. System Installation and Configuration:
    • Installing, configuring, and maintaining Linux operating systems on servers and workstations.
  2. User and Group Management:
    • Creating, modifying, and deleting user accounts.
    • Managing user permissions and access control.
  3. Security Management:
    • Implementing security measures to protect the system from unauthorized access and potential threats.
    • Installing and configuring firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and antivirus software.
  4. File System Management:
    • Managing file systems and storage, including partitioning, formatting, and mounting drives.
    • Monitoring disk usage and optimizing storage.
  5. Software Installation and Maintenance:
    • Installing, updating, and maintaining software packages and applications.
    • Ensuring that software is up-to-date with the latest security patches.
  6. Backup and Recovery:
    • Developing and implementing backup strategies to safeguard data.
    • Planning and executing recovery procedures in case of system failures or data loss.
  7. Monitoring and Performance Optimization:
    • Monitoring system performance, resource usage, and network traffic.
    • Identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks to ensure optimal system operation.
  8. Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution:
    • Identifying and resolving hardware, software, and network-related issues.
    • Applying effective troubleshooting techniques to diagnose and fix problems.
  9. Automation and Scripting:
    • Writing and executing scripts to automate routine tasks and streamline system administration processes.
  10. Documentation and Reporting:
    • Maintaining thorough documentation of system configurations, procedures, and policies.
    • Generating reports for management and auditing purposes.
  11. User Training and Support:
    • Providing training and support to end-users on system usage and best practices.
    • Assisting users with technical issues and inquiries.
  12. Policy and Procedure Implementation:
    • Implementing and enforcing IT policies, procedures, and security protocols.
  13. Network Administration:
    • Configuring and maintaining network services, such as DNS, DHCP, and VPN.
  14. Patch Management:
    • Managing and applying security patches and updates to keep systems secure and up-to-date.
  15. Capacity Planning:
    • Assessing system usage and planning for future capacity requirements.