Linux System Administration
The intent of the Linux System Administration Knowledge Unit is to provide students with skill to perform basic operations involved in system administration of LINUX based systems.
- Backup and Restoring Data
- Event Logging and Auditing (for performance and security)
- 1. OS Installation
- 2. User accounts management (Access controls, Password Policies, Authentications Methods, Group Policies)
- 3. Command Line Interfaces
- 4. Configuration Management
- 5. Updates and patches
- 6. Event Logging and Auditing (for performance and security)
- 7. Managing System Services
- 8. Virtualization
- 9. Backup and Restoring Data
- 10. File System Security
- 11. Network Configuration (port security)
- 12. Host (Workstation/Server) Intrusion Detection
- 13. Security Policy Development
- Setting up user accounts
- Configuring appropriate authentication policies
- Configuring audit capabilities
- Performing back-ups and restoring the system from a backup
- Installing patches and updates
- Reviewing security logs
Below are the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Tasks (KSA-T) identified as being required to perform this work role.
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||Knowledge of data backup and recovery.
||Knowledge of operating systems.
||Knowledge of server administration and systems engineering theories, concepts, and methods.
||Knowledge of policy-based and risk adaptive access controls.
||Knowledge of data backup and restoration concepts.
||Knowledge of system administration concepts for operating systems such as but not limited to Unix/Linux, IOS, Android, and Windows operating systems.
||Knowledge of Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems structures and internals (e.g., process management, directory structure, installed applications).
||Knowledge of the process used to assess the performance and impact of operations.
||Knowledge of security event correlation tools.
||Knowledge of auditing and logging procedures (including server-based logging).
||Knowledge of applications that can log errors, exceptions, and application faults and logging.
||Knowledge of measures or indicators of system performance and availability.
||Knowledge of performance tuning tools and techniques.
||Skill in operating system administration. (e.g., account maintenance, data backups, maintain system performance, install and configure new hardware/software).
||Skill in identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
||Skill in evaluating the adequacy of security designs.
||Skill in assessing security systems designs.
||Skill in correcting physical and technical problems that impact system/server performance.
||Skill in identifying and anticipating system/server performance, availability, capacity, or configuration problems.
||Skill in monitoring and optimizing system/server performance.
||Skill in using security event correlation tools.