TOPIC(S)/READING ASSIGNMENT
   
Distributions and key applications
Essential duties of the sysadmin
Challenge #1
Debian installation
VirtualBox
[ READ: Handbook Ch 1 ]
Challenge #2
Shell
Command-line tools
vi and nano
[ READ: LPIC pp 3-14; Handbook Ch 2 ]
Challenge #3
Streams, redirection, pipes
Processing text
vi
[ READ: LPIC pp 14-32; Handbook Ch 2 ]
Challenge #4
REGEX
[ READ: LPIC pp 32-38; Handbook Ch 2 ]
Challenge #5
Managing users and groups
[ READ: LPIC pp 329-349; Handbook Ch 7 ]
Challenge #6
Managing files
disk quotas
[ READ: LPIC pp 175-192, 205-207; Handbook Ch 6 ]
Challenge #7
File ownership and permissions
[ READ: LPIC pp 192-204; Handbook Ch 6 ]
Challenge #8
FHS and system logs
[ READ: LPIC pp 207-214, 349-358; Handbook Ch 11 ]
Challenge #9
shadow, sudo, suid, sgid
SSH
[ READ: LPIC pp 488-506; Handbook Ch 4 ]
Challenge #10
Shell variables/aliases/configuration
[ READ: LPIC pp 425-433; Handbook Ch 2 ]
Challenge #11
Shell scripts
[ READ: LPIC pp 433-440; Handbook Ch 2 ]
Challenge #12
Shell scripts
[ READ: LPIC pp 440-442; Handbook Ch 2 ]
Challenge #13
Shell scripts
[ READ: LPIC pp 442-443; Handbook Ch 2 ]
Challenge #14
Shell scripts
[ READ: LPIC pp 443-444; Handbook Ch 2 ]
Challenge #15
cron, anacron, and at
[ READ: LPIC pp 366-375; Handbook Ch 9 ]
Challenge #16
dpkg and apt
[ READ: LPIC pp 45-48, 61-73; Handbook Ch 12 ]
Challenge #17
Managing processes
[ READ: LPIC pp 85-97; Handbook Ch 5 ]
Challenge #18
Boot loaders and the boot process
[ READ: LPIC pp 223-240; Handbook Ch 3 ]
Challenge #19
Runlevels and service initialization
[ READ: LPIC pp 240-252; Handbook Ch 3 ]
Challenge #20
Managing hardware
[ READ: LPIC pp 124-168; Handbook Ch 6, 8, 13 ]
Challenge #21
Display managers, window managers, desktop environments
[ READ: ; Handbook Ch 25 ]
Challenge #22
LAMP
[ READ: LPIC pp 453-464; Handbook Ch 23 ]
Challenge #23
LAMP
[ READ: ; Handbook Ch 23 ]
Challenge #24
Arch Linux
[ READ: About Arch; Beginner's Guide; Arch Compared to Other Distributions ]
Challenge #25
system configuration and package management
[ READ: systemd; pacman ]
Challenge #26
CentOS
[ READ: About CentOS; RHEL Installation Guide ]
Challenge #27
system configuration and package management
[ READ: RHEL System Configuration; CentOS Package Management ]
Challenge #28
FreeBSD
[ READ: About FreeBSD; FreeBSD Handbook ]
Challenge #29
system configuration and package management
[ READ: FreeBSD Handbook ]
Challenge #30