> This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. It is designed for experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux.
> Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the three major Linux distributions.
Maybe the course structure is helpful in ensuring good learning outcomes, but developing the hobbyist / enthusiast habit is a good one for any Linux user.
This page has a list of the covered topics: http://training.linuxfoundation.org/linux-courses/introducti...
My problem is that there don't seem to be any resources available for learning sysadmin with web development and VPSs specifically in mind. After getting through a book on Unix sysadmin, I learnt about more than I need without really feeling confident about the topics that are relevant to hosting a webapp securely/reliably.
>The System Administration courses are written for CentOS 6, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and OpenSUSE 12
(as the edX course should be the same as the course from the Linux Foundation, I'm assuming this applies as well).
Historically it was pretty popular; SUSE may have even been the second most popular distro worldwide at one point...but, these days? Not so much.
Replacing openSUSE with Debian wouldn't be sufficiently differentiated from Ubuntu, IMO.
The inclusion of something inheriting from Linux From Scratch might be warranted for didactic purposes - just for understanding what bits a Unix is made out of, fundamentally.
P.s. happy openSUSE user here :)
Anyways, if those are the choices, they make sense to me
However, I've never used OpenSUSE or its related distributions, and know nothing about it.
edit: oh c'mon it was a joke
I've been thinking about starting my own Linux From Scratch project, but I don't know how much of a learning experience that would be. Has anyone here got any experience with LFS?
It's not necessarily optimized to make you productive as a user or system admin. But it's a systematic journey through building the OS and tools, and therefore it makes you aware of what's available and gives you a glimpse of what's under the hood.