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Lesson 2 Linux Network Admin Prerequisites
Objective Prerequisites for learning Linux Network Administration

Linux Network Admin Prerequisites

To benefit from this ourse, you must be familiar with basic UNIX system administration functions and must know how to:
  1. Configure the system kernel
  2. Start and stop the system
  3. Set up user and group accounts
  4. Monitor the system
  5. Configure the system log
Knowledge of shell programming is helpful, but not required.


An operating system (or OS) is usually sitting between the userís application programs and the computer hardware, which exploits the computer hardware resources to provide a set of services to the computer system users. The hierarchical view of a typical computer system is shown in Figure 1.1.

Figure 1.1 - Hierarchical view of a computer system
Figure 1.1 - Hierarchical view of a computer system

Platform Support

You can take this course on any of the following platforms:
  1. Windows Windows 7/Windows 10
  2. Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS , Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS
    Linux Redhat 9.2 / Suse Linux 9.3
  3. 4.7 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard., 4.8 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 4.9 Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, 4.10 OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,
    4.11 OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 4.12 OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 4.13 OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 4.14 macOS 10.12 Sierra.