3071 - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Fundamentals


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This course is the first in the CLP curriculum developed for SUSE Enterprise Server 10. This course guides students who have no experience with Linux through the main concepts of open source software and Linux using the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. Students will learn the concepts of Open Source and Linux as well as the fundamental knowledge necessary to administer SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. These fundamental tasks are prerequisites to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Administration Course 3072. These tasks are also essential and prerequisite to learning the skills of an entry level Linux administrator or help desk technician in an enterprise environment.

Course Objectives

Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, you will understand key Open Source concepts and will be able to carry out fundamental administration tasks such as:

  • Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and knowing where to find help when having problems.
  • Understanding the basic concepts of bash and the file system
  • Managing users and permissions


This course is ideal for those who have little or no experience with Linux and who are seeking a fundamental understanding of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 operating system. It is also ideal for those who want to begin preparing for the Novell Certified Linux Professional 10 Practicum Exam.


This course is designed for beginners with the Linux operating system. Attendees are required to have only basic computer skills on any operating system. Knowledge of a desktop operating system is sufficient.

Course Outline

SECTION 1 - Understand the Linux Story

  • The History of Linux
  • The Historical Development of UNIX
  • The Development of Linux
  • The Software Differences Between SUSE Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Understand the Multiuser Environment
  • Perform a Simple Installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Pre-Installation Requirements and Guidelines
  • Installation Options
  • Basic Installation
  • Configuration

SECTION 2 - Use the Linux Desktop

  • Overview of the Linux Desktop
  • Use the GNOME Desktop Environment
  • Log In
  • Log Out and Shutdown
  • Identify GNOME Desktop Components
  • Manage Icons in GNOME
  • Use the GNOME File Manager (Nautilus)
  • Access the Command Line Interface From the Desktop

SECTION 3 - Administer Linux with YaST

  • Get to Know YaST
  • Understand the Role of SuSEconfig
  • Manage the Network Configuration Information from YaST
  • Install Software Packages
  • Manage Installation Sources

SECTION 4 - Locate and Use Help Resources

  • Access and Use man Pages
  • Use info Pages
  • Access Release Notes and White Papers
  • Release Notes
  • Manuals
  • Help for Installed Packages
  • Howtos
  • Use GUI-Based Help
  • Find Help on the Web

SECTION 5 - Manage Directories and Files

  • Understand the File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
  • The Hierarchical Structure of the File System
  • FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard)
  • Root Directory /
  • Essential Binaries for Use by All Users (/bin)
  • Boot Directory (/boot)
  • Other Partitions (/data)
  • Device Files (/dev)
  • Configuration Files (/etc)
  • User Directories (/home)
  • Libraries (/lib)
  • Mountpoints for Removable Media (/media/*)
  • Application Directory (/opt)
  • Home Directory of the Administrator (/root)
  • System Binaries (/sbin)
  • Data Directories for Services (/srv)
  • Subdomain for AppAmor (/subdomain)
  • Temporary Area (/tmp)
  • The Hierarchy Below /usr
  • Variable Files (/var)
  • Windows Partitions (/windows)
  • Process Files (/proc)
  • System Information Directory (/sys)
  • Mountpoint for Temporarily Mounted File Systems (/mnt)
  • Directories for Mounting Other File Systems
  • Identify File Types in the Linux System
  • Normal Files
  • Directories
  • Device Files
  • Links
  • Sockets
  • FIFOs
  • Change Directories and List Directory Contents
  • cd
  • ls
  • pwd
  • Create and View Files
  • Create a New File with touch
  • View a File with cat
  • View a File with less
  • View a File with head and tail
  • Work with Files and Directories
  • Copy and Move Files and Directories
  • Create Directories
  • Delete Files and Directories
  • Link Files
  • Find Files on Linux
  • Graphical Search Tools
  • find
  • locate
  • whereis
  • which
  • type
  • Search File Content
  • How to Use the Command grep
  • How to Use Regular Expressions

SECTION 6 - Work With the Linux Shell and Command Line

  • Get to Know the Command Shells
  • Types of Shells
  • bash Configuration Files
  • Completion of Commands and File Names
  • Execute Commands at the Command Line
  • History Function
  • Switch to User root
  • Get to Know Common Command Line Tasks
  • Variables
  • Aliases
  • Understand Command Syntax and Special Characters
  • Select your Character Encoding
  • Name Expansion Using Search Patterns
  • Prevent the Shell from Interpreting Special Characters
  • Use Piping and Redirection

SECTION 7 - Use Linux Text Editors

  • Get to Know Linux Text Editors
  • Use the Editor vi to Edit Files
  • Start vi
  • Use the Editor vi
  • Learn the Working Modes

SECTION 8 - Manage User, Groups, and Permissions

  • Manage User and Group Accounts With YaST
  • Basics About Users and Groups
  • User and Group Administration With YaST
  • Describe Basic Linux User Security Features
  • File System Security Components
  • Users and Groups
  • Manage User and Group Accounts From the Command Line
  • Manage User Accounts From the Command Line
  • Manage Groups From the Command Line
  • Create Text Login Messages
  • Manage File Permissions and Ownership
  • Understand the File Permissions
  • Change the File Permissions With chmod
  • Change the File Ownership With chown and chgrp
  • Modify Default Access Permissions
  • Configure Special File Permissions
  • Ensure File System Security
  • The Basic Rule for User Write Access
  • The Basic Rule for User Read Access
  • How Special File Permissions Affect the Security of the System

APPENDIX A - Use the KDE Desktop Environment

  • Install the KDE Desktop Environment
  • Install KDE during the Installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Install KDE after the Installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Log In
  • Log Out and Shutdown
  • Identify KDE Desktop Components
  • The Desktop
  • The KDE Control Panel (Kicker)
  • The KDE Menu
  • Virtual Desktops
  • Manage Icons in the KDE Environment
  • Desktop
  • Kicker
  • KDE Menu
  • Use the Konqueror File Manager

APPENDIX B - Network Components and Architecture

  • Network Types
  • Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Computing
  • Network Topology
  • Elements of a Network
  • TCP/IP Layer Model

Course Testing Information:

This course, along with the skills taught in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Administration Course 3072 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Advanced Administration Course 3073, prepare you to take the Novell Certified Linux Professional 10 Novell CLP 10 certification Practicum (050-697).


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