• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Linux finds a home in every device we would think of as a computer, from smartphones to PCs and data center servers. In this course, you will learn about the system architecture of Linux including how it interacts with peripherals and the boot sequence, and how to change the system RunLevels and Boot Targets. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-103.

Learning Objectives

Determine and Configure Hardware Settings

  • start the course
  • use Linux commands to enable and disable integrated peripherals
  • configure a Linux system using locally connected peripherals like a keyboard and mouse
  • configure a Linux system that is running headless or without an accessible keyboard or mouse
  • describe the different types of mass storage devices Linux can access and how they appear in Linux
  • recognize how Linux differentiates between cold and hot plug devices
  • use tools to display the hardware resources used by devices
  • perform commands in Linux to view various hardware information
  • use Linux commands to view and manipulate USB devices
  • describe the sysfs, udev, and dbus virtual filesystems' purpose and basic usage


Boot the System

  • describe how to pass commands to the boot loader to affect the boot process
  • specify how to provide kernel options that can manipulate the kernel at boot time
  • describe the Linux boot sequence from the BIOS to boot completion
  • recognize the SysVinit process for booting a Linux system
  • describe the systemd approach for booting a Linux system
  • describe the upstart boot process
  • use Linux tools and boot logs to check for events during the boot process


Perform Major System Events

  • configure the runlevel for a Linux system
  • specify the boot target for a Linux system
  • configure a Linux system to boot into single user mode
  • modify the boot process to set the boot target
  • perform a server shutdown and reboot
  • use Linux tools to alert users before shutting down, rebooting, changing runlevels, or performing other major system events
  • perform a proper termination of a process


Practice: Managing Linux Processes and Hardware

  • configure the boot process, shutdown process, and hardware for a Linux system


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Administration