General Information

Trainer Profile

Mr. Sarath is a seasoned technology development executive and consultant with over

Ten years of experience. These areas include: “Building Highly Available and Scalable

Web architectures in the Cloud”, “On Premise and Public Cloud Infrastructure

Automation”, “Cloud based infrastructure design”, “deployment and operations”,

“Enterprise platform design, architecture, deployment and operations”, “Distributed

Computing for data and analytics platforms”, “Building PAS solutions in on premise

Private Cloud”, “Devops and Automation at scale”.


Mr. Sarath is the author of Slashroot. is a technical blog site platform for learning technology and system administration related stuff.



Devops is a recent movement in the IT industry that has brought developers and IT operations team close to each other. It is also often characterized by Operations team making use of tools and techniques used by developers for their work. With the emergence and widespread adoption of devops, much of what used to be considered infrastructure is now part of the code. ​It’s a different breed of engineers that makes Agile Infrastructure and deployment possible!!​.


Learning Linux System Administration in depth is the primary stepping stone and an inevitable component in reaching the target of Professional Devops. ​With this training module, we help you achieve just that!

Step Module Description
1 ALPD 100 Linux System
Administration From
Basics to Expert Level.
2 ALPD 200 Devops Tools And
Infrastructure Automation

Note: ​Both the modules can be opted individually. But we recommend Taking the full ALPD package (ALPD 100 + ALPD 200)


Course Deliverables

Classroom Training: ​Apart from the core conceptual knowledge that we deliver. All examples and practicals will be demonstrated practically on servers (Nothing will be just Theary!).

Lab: ​Students can create and destroy virtual machines on demand, to practice things learned in the class.



Heading Topics
Introduction to Linux And Getting 1. Introduction
Started 1.1. History
1.2. The Linux Filesystem
1.3. Linux Distributions and
1.4. Linux Booting Process,
GRUB and Run Levels
2. Getting Started
2.1. Installing Linux (Ubuntu)
2.2. Initial System
Configuration(hostname, IP,
2.3. Knowing the Environment
2.4. Terminal – Bash Shell
2.5. Bash command line
redirections and regular
expressions with grep
CommandLine Essentials And
Administration 3. Command line Continued.
3.1. Create, Delete, Move
3.2. Text Editors (vi, vim and
3.3. Essential Commands in
Linux with its use cases.
3.4. File and Directory
3.5. Hard Links & Soft Links
3.6. Managing Users and Groups
3.7. Networking Commands
3.8. The Super User (sudo)


3.9. Package Management in
4. General System Administration.
4.1. Working with Linux File
Systems(MBR, GPT, EXT
File Systems, XFS File
4.2. Mounting File System, UUID
and labeling
4.3. Configure Networking
4.4. Starting and Stopping
Services, and Understanding
Init Scripts
4.5. Network File Systems
4.6. Scheduling Tasks using
4.7. Working With Package
Repositories Like Yum and
4.8. Configuring Network
Services Like HTTP, FTP,
Advanced System Administration & 5. Advanced System Administration
Monitoring 5.1. Getting Started with
IPTABLES host level firewall
5.2. Advanced IPTABLES
5.3. Configuring System Routes
and Network Address
5.4. Creating and Delivering
Reports for System
5.5. Modifying System Level
Kernel Parameters
5.6. Configuring System Logging
and Remote Logging
5.7. Installing and Configuring
Authoritative, Caching only,
Forward Only, DNS Server
Using Bind
5.8. Administering Relational
Database Servers (MySQL &
PostGreSQL, MariaDB)
5.9. DNS infrastructure In depth
(master slave, DNS zone
transfer using HMAC/MD5,
forwarding DNS)


5.10. Load Balancing Concepts
For HTTP and TCP
5.11. Automatic Installation Of
Servers (Kickstart, PXE,
Cobbler etc)
5.12. Database Master and Slave
with Backups(MySQL and
5.13. General Backup
mechanisms and Bacula.
5.14. Hardening Linux (Encrypted
Access, Host Based
6. System Monitoring And Performance Tuning
6.1. Collecting Performance and
resource metrics from Linux.
6.2. Monitoring and benchmark
tools(vmstat, mpstat, iostat,
6.3. Analyzing performance
bottlenecks (Run Queue,
Interrupts, Context
Switching, CPU and Memory
Utilization, System Activity
6.4. Performance Tuning the
Linux operating system
6.5. Performance Tuning Linux
Networks(TCP/IP tuning in
6.6. Linux System IO Monitoring
6.7. Architecture Monitoring And
Alerting with Nagios
6.8. Graphing Performance
Metrics using Ganglia and
Centralized Logging & Getting Started 7. Centralized Logging
with Automation 7.1. Understanding Syslog
7.2. Centralized Syslog
7.3. Setting up Elasticsearch
Cluster for Storing Logs
7.4. Getting started with
7.5. Shipping Log Events to
Central Logstash server
7.6. Filtering Log messages for
easy searching
 7.7. Fluentd Centralized Logging 7.8. Scaling Logstash and Alerting
 7.8. Scaling Logstash and Alerting
8 Getting Started with Scripting automation using Python and Bash
 8.1 8.1. Introduction to Shell programming and Scripting using Bash
 8.2 Bash Flow Controls, Command Line Options, Input & Output Processing
 8.3 Getting Started with Python Scripting
 8.4 Python Language components(conditional statements, Lists, Arrays, Loops, and Functions)
 8.5 Python Modules, Input and Output, working with files.




Heading Topics
Version Controlling 9.   Getting Started with Version
9.1. Introduction To Git and its
working Principles
9.2. Introduction To SVN and its
Working Principles
9.3. Configuring and
Administering a Central Git
9.4. Working with Branches and
9.5. Setting up a web based
Open­Source Git Server
9.6. Administering SVN Server
using HTTP Authentication
Puppet 10.   Configuration Management Using


10.1. Introduction To
Configuration Management.
10.2. Getting Started with Puppet
Master and Puppet Agents
10.3. Building Hosts with Puppet
10.4. Writing Puppet
Modules(Example Module
for Configuring Users and
SSH keys)
10.5. Externalizing Puppet
Configuration using ENC
10.6. Hiera and Puppet
10.7. Puppet Dashboard
10.8. Puppet Modules in Depth
10.9. Puppet Reporting
Chef 11. Configuration Management Using
11.1. Introduction To Chef and Its
work flow
11.2. Understanding Chef
11.3. Installing and Configuring a
chef server and doing a first
chef run on an agent
11.4. Getting Familiar with knife
and chef solo
11.5. Writing Chef Cookbooks
11.6. Chef Best Practices for large
scale deployments
11.7. Using Roles and
Environments in Chef
Docker 12. Docker Container Virtualization.
12.1. Introduction to Docker
12.2. Installing And Configuring
Docker in Linux
12.3. Running Docker Containers
and run command options
12.4. Container interactions with
Base system
12.5. Writing Dockerfiles to build
Docker images
12.6. Working with Docker
12.7. Orchestration with Docker
Compose, Docker Swarm
and Consul


Ansible 13. Ansible Provisioning
13.1. Installing and configuring
13.2. Working with Ansible
13.3. Describing Servers using
13.4. Running Ansible at scale
Continuous Integration and Build 14. Jenkins Build Automation
Management Using Jenkins 14.1. Installing and configuring
Jenkins in Linux
14.2. Continuous Integration
14.3. Configuring Jenkins
Environment and tools
14.4. Setting up build jobs and
14.5. Jenkins and Docker image
14.6. Parametrized and
Multiconfiguration builds

Duration: 80 Hours

Course Fee: $1000


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Phone: 908 666 7411