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CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Essential System Services


Overview/Description
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Prerequisites
Expected Duration
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Overview/Description
A Linux system administrator needs to know how to configure the time, e-mail, printing, and logging features of a Linux system. In this course, you will learn about four of the essential services almost all Linux servers and clients will have configured: NTP time synchronization for accurate time, Mail Transfer Agents for e-mail, CUPS for printing, and the system logger to manage log messages. This course also covers configuring GUI interfaces using X server. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-104.

Target Audience
System administrators who manage Linux systems services

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.9

Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Essential System Services

  • start the course
  • configure the system date and time
  • set the hardware clock to the correct time in UTC
  • configure the timezone for a system
  • configure the basic settings for the NTP daemon
  • use the pool.ntp.org resource to maintain the time on a system
  • describe the basic use of the ntpq command
  • describe the basic function of syslog and its configuration files
  • describe the purpose for Facility, Priority, and Actions for parsing log messages
  • configure logrotate to manage log file rotating
  • describe the purpose and usage of journalctl
  • distinguish between the different Syslog alternatives Rsyslog and Syslog-ng
  • describe a Mail Transfer Agent and create e-mail aliases
  • use the basic mail reader tool and configure e-mail forwarding
  • distinguish between different MTA alternatives postfix, sendmail, qmail, and exim
  • describe how to do basic CUPS configuration for local and remote printers
  • use CUPS tools and utilities to manage user print queues
  • describe how to troubleshoot general printing problems
  • use CUPS tool and utilities to add and remove jobs from configured printer queues
  • describe how to determine if a video card and monitor are supported by an X server
  • describe the purpose of the X Font server
  • perform DISPLAY redirection and use X tools to display information about windows
  • identify and distinguish the sections of the X configuration file
  • describe how to configure the Light Display Manager (LightDM)
  • perform the actions required to turn the display manager on or off
  • configure the greeting properties for the display manager
  • identify the differences between the X, KDE, and Gnome Display Managers (GDM)
  • configure system time, e-mail, printing, and logging in Linux
  • Course Number:
    cs_lxpt_a02_it_enus