Selling LinuxCBT Redhat edition training cource .It is 75 hours/375 Videos on 10Cds training solution for you.

From: Plienas (plienas_at_excite.com)
Date: 10/24/04


Date: 24 Oct 2004 01:10:01 -0700

LinuxCBT is a unique and revolutionary approach to teaching the Linux
operating system. Traditional training outlets do not compare because
they tend to deliver canned certification courses, which means little
to serious IT-professionals and savvy hiring managers. Our Linux
training solution, LinuxCBT, is unparalleled in content, depth and
expertise. LinuxCBT prepares you or your organization for successfully
deploying and managing business-critical RedHat Linux-based desktop
and server solutions. Let LinuxCBT teach you what traditional training
outlets and other CBTs do not; real RedHat Linux skills!

LinuxCBT includes both Client Management and Server Management
Components.

Recommended Prerequisites for:

LinuxCBT Client Management Component
Open mind & determination to master Linux and related open-source
applications
Basic MS Windows skills
Basic understanding of networking concepts
Access to a spare PC to perform all of the installations and exercises
in LinuxCBT
LinuxCBT Server Management Component
Completion of LinuxCBT client management component
Open mind, time-committment & determination to master
business-critical Linux skills
Access to a spare PC to perform all of the installations and exercises
in LinuxCBT

Linux Client/Desktop Management - Discs 1 - 6 - Duration: 30 hours

Introduction to the GNU/Linux operating system - Basics - Disc 1
Discussion of the Free Software Foundation's efforts to deliver
ubiquitous UNIX!
Emphasize the role and importance of the GNU project
Identification of various Linux distributors including Debian,
Mandrake, RedHat, etc.
Introduction to the widely-used RedHat Linux distribution
Explore Linux system documentation (man, info, GNOME, etc.)
Explain the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) - UNIX is one big
directory!
Explore the RedHat Linux file system
Identify the various interfaces to Linux
Discuss the role and release rules of the Linux Kernel
Demonstrate usage of file & directory tools (pwd, ls, cd, touch, cp,
mkdir, mv, rm, which, rpm)
Basic BASH shell navigation & PATH & variable manipulation
(set,unset,env,export,etc.)
Explore usage of common user-tools (cat, echo, find, locate)
Demonstrate typical usage of vi/vim ASCII text editors
Installation & implemenation of pine mail reader and pico text editor
Demonstrate typical usage of the king of all UNIX/Linux editors; EMACS
Explain & demonstrate standard in, standard out, redirection & pipes
Demonstrate usage of backup/restore tools (tar, gzip, gunzip)
Identify basic utilities and RedHat package memberships
Demonstrate usage of system monitoring tools (uptime, free, top,
vmstat, meminfo, cpuinfo, ps, kill, watch)
Identify the various types of files on Linux systems
Identify Filesystem tools (fsck, fdisk, mkfs, parted)
Mounting/unmounting basic Linux floppy, CD & ISO files
Identification of major online open source repositories (sourceforge,
freshmeat, etc.)

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Perform client Installations of RedHat 9 - Disc 2
Planning the installation - identify software, hardware requirements &
disk partitioning defaults
Demonstrate complete upgrade from RedHat 8 to RedHat 9 & explain
caveats
Demonstrate complete client installation of RedHat 9 from bootable CD
Create RedHat 9 network-based source-tree on a centralized server for
installation
Prepare for network-based FTP installation of RedHat 9 - create
bootable media/obtain patches/etc.
Demonstrate complete client installation from FTP server
Prepare for network-based Kickstart automated installation via Network
File System (NFS)
Create Kickstart installation source tree
Perform Kickstart automated installation via NFS

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Post client installation acclimation, exploration and configuration -
Disc 3
Discuss X-Windows client/server concepts, applications & security
Learn how to configure X-Windows to support your hardware
Discussion of window managment concepts and applications
Customize desktop environment for GNOME & usage
Customize desktop environment for KDE & usage
Explore the shell interface including common tools, utilities,
semantics, etc.
Implement Mozilla web browser
Confiure the Java JRE as a plug-in for the Mozilla web browser and
evaluate results
Implement Java Runtime Environment (JRE/J2SE) for system-wide access
to Java applets/etc.
Implement Macromedia Flash plug-in and configure support in Mozilla
and evaluate results
Download & Install Netscape web browser
Configure Java & Flash support for Netsacpe and evaluate results
Implement Ximian Evolution POP3/IMAP/Microsoft Exchange email client
Implement & explore RDESKTOP terminal services desktop connectivity to
Windows 2003/2000/XP servers running Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
Demonstrate typical RDESKTOP Windows usage for productivity,
multitasking and connectivity
Upgrade RDESKTOP to version 1.3.1 & Remove RDESKTOP 1.2.x
Demonstrate some of the new capabilities of RDESKTOP 1.3.1
Troubleshoot common X-Windows and client-related problems
Implement AT&T's VNC server screen emulation program for multiple
remote desktop access

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Linux client network administration essential concepts and
applications - Disc 4
User and group creation & management concepts - passwd, shadow, group,
gshadow files
Compile and install John The Ripper Password Cracking tool
Validate password integrity with John The Ripper Password Cracking
Tool
Explain UNIX/Linux file security & permissions (-rwxrwxrwx/777) rules
& concepts
Discuss and demonstrate the client/server paradigm and distributed
computing concepts
Identify & demonstrate usage of common client/server
tools(SSH/HTTP/FTP/IMAP/POP3/SAMBA/etc.)
Demonstrate LFTP (Sophisticated FTP Client Software) usage
Use LFTP to connect to FTP & HTTP servers
Use LFTP to recover broken uploaded/downloaded transmissions
Use LFTP to mirror & reverse mirror the content of local and remote
servers
Linux networking primer - Identify key Linux networking components
Implement DHCP IP addressing with Cisco PIX Firewall DHCP Server
integration
Configure Linux client for DHCP configuration from a Cisco PIX
firewall
Configure Linux client with static TCP/IP parameters for network
communication
Test network connectivity internally and externally via ICMP &
TCP-Port querying methodologies
Explore all RedHat graphical redhat-* & redhat-config-* configuration
tools
Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP) via GUI & Shell interface to
perform time synchronization
Discuss and implement Samba(SMB) connectivity to Windows 2003 Server
Implement client printing services via Common UNIX Printing System
(CUPS) to Windows 2003 Server & HP JetDirect-enabled printer.
Discuss and implement NFS connectivity to Linux hosts and Windows
2003(NFS)
Evaluate RedHat Package Manager (RPM) to add/upgrade/remove
applications
Discuss & demonstrate Backup & Restoration procedures
Discuss scenarios and create Linux Rescue disk for emergency system
recovery

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Linux Server Management - Discs 5 - 10 - Duration: 40 hours

Perform Server Installations of RedHat 9 - Disc 5
Prepare for server installation of RedHat 9 - verify system BIOS
parameters/support
Demonstrate complete server installation from bootable CD-ROM
Demonstrate creation of RedHat 9 installation source tree for
network-based installations
Demonstrate complete server installation from an Apache HTTP Web
server
Demonstrate complete custom server installation from HTTP Windows 2003
IIS server
Demonstrate complete custom server installation from FTP server
Demonstrate complete custom server installation from NFS server
Prepare for an automated Kicstart installation - identify requirements
Demonstrate complete server Kickstart automated installation from HTTP
Apache Web server
Demonstrate complete server Kickstart automated installation from FTP
Apache Web server
Connect RedHat system via serial communications to Sun Fire V100 SPARC
box
Prepare RedHat System with Kermit Terminal Emulation to install Debian
Linux
Connect to remote RedHat system and Install Debian Linux 3.x on Sun
System
Complete installation of Debian Linux 3.x SPARC edition on headless
Sun box
Recap installation methods including caveats
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Linux Systems Management Concepts & Applications - Disc 6
Explain Linux Boot process and contrast boot managers - GRUB & LILO
Discuss the role of the init grandfather process and illustrate
logical boot flow
Explain and demonstrate Runlevel (0 - 6) concepts & applications
Demonstrate Daemon/Service management with
(chkconfig/ntsysv/redhat-config-services)
User profile implementation logic and concepts - (Bash
profile/etc/skel/aliases/PATH/etc.)
Quota management - user-based, group-based and disk-based quota
implementation
Introduce, partition using FDISK and create an EXT3 journaling file
system of 100GB of additional system storage. Identify paritions in
/proc virtual file system.
Discuss RedHat Package Manager (RPM) concepts, features and
applications
Demonstrate usage of RPM to ascertain available packages
Demonstrate usage of RPM to import public keys of package publishers
Demonstrate usage of RPM to verify the integrity of downloaded
packages
Demonstrate usage of RPM to add new packages locally
Demonstrate usage of RPM to add new packages from a Windows 2003 FTP
server
Demonstrate usage of RPM to add new packages from an HTTP server
Demonstrate usage of RPM to upgrade packages
Demonstrate usage of RPM to freshen packages
Demonstrate usage of RPM to remove packages
Introduction to SYSLOG concepts
Explanation of syslog facilities & levels
Demonstrate syslog administration
Demonstrate Cisco to Linux SYSLOG functionality
Discuss & demonstrate automatic log rotation and customization
Demonstrate Linux Kernel upgrade procedures
Use RPM to install multiple kernels and verify functionality
Use RPM to remove outdated kernels

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Linux Network Administration Essentials - Disc 7
Discuss & demonstrate the usage of commonly used networking tools:
PING - Demonstrate PING flooding of remote hosts - ICMP Attack
Techniques
PING - Cisco PIX Integration & Debugging of ICMP Echo Requests/Echo
Replies
Traceroute - Cisco PIX Integration & provisioning of ICMP traffic
types
MTR (PING & Traceroute functionality) plus Cisco PIX debugging of ICMP
data flow
ARP
NETSTAT/LSOF
IFCONFIG
Route
DIG & NSLOOKUP
Whois
Who, w, wc, last, cat, grep, vi, pico, head, tail, etc.
Message of the day banners (MOTD), /etc/issue file (pre-login
banner/display info.)

Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services
Explain the various steps of the DHCP process
Configure global & scope-level DHCP options
Configure IP reservations based on layer 2 MAC addresses
Disable Cisco PIX DHCP services
Enable Linux DHCP services
Configure Windows 2003/XP/Linux clients to receive dynamic addresses
from Linux

Discuss Xinetd super server concepts and applications
Identify services controlled by Xinetd
Enable & disable Xinetd-controlled services & examine results
Implement access control on Xinetd controlled services
Implement Xinetd IP and port-level daemon redirection
Discuss Xinetd & TCP Wrappers relationship and dual-layer security
benefits

Implement Very Secure VSFTPD File Transfer Protocol (FTP) services
Implement anonymous FTPD
Implement user-level FTPD access
Implement FTPD banners
Disable anonymous access
Configure VSFTPD to run under the auspices of Xinetd super server for
increased security
Implement bandwidth rate-limiting to control bandwidth usage

Discuss Linux & Windows Integration via Samba
Install Samba support
Install Samba Web-based Administration Tool (SWAT)
Configure Samba file & print sharing on RedHat 9
Evaluate access to RedHat 9 Samba file & print server
Configure Samba Windows Internet Name Server (WINS) support
Evaluate Windows XP/2003 client access to RedHat 9 Samba-WINS server

Discuss the Network File System (NFS) concepts and Linux support
Implement the NFS daemon
Review /etc/exports parameters and options
Evaluate access to NFS exports
Implement NFS connectivity across a WAN connection via IPSEC
VPN-connectivity

Discuss the CRON scheduling system concepts and application
Identify various predefined CRON entries and schedules
Define custom cron jobs system-wide
Define custom cron jobs user-wide
Evaluate results of cron jobs

Implement the Berkeley Internet Daemon (BIND) Domain Name Server (DNS)
Implement BIND 9.x
Configure BIND as a caching-only DNS server
Test caching-only name resolution from Windows 2003 & Linux hosts
Secure access to caching-only/recursive name server via ACLs
Configure BIND as a primary DNS server
Test primary name resolution from Windows 2003 & Linux hosts
Configure BIND as a secondary(slave) DNS server
Restrict communications between primary & secondary DNS servers
Implement updates between master and secondary DNS servers via IPSEC
VPN
Configure DNS zones on Linux BIND & Windows 2003 DNS - activate
replication
Implement poor man's load balancing using DNS round robin
Evaluate results of BIND configuration using DIG
Configure DNS zones
Configure zone transfers
Configure secure-zone transfers
Evaluate BIND's configuration files named.conf & named.custom
Configure BIND sub-domain delegation. i.e. internal.linuxcbt.net
Configure BIND to support reverse domains
Configure Linux/Windows 2003 clients to use Linux BIND DNS server
DNS Transaction Signatures (TSIG) implemenation
Identify BIND logging information for troubleshooting purposes
Configure BIND DNS with IP Aliasing (Sub-Interfaces) to host DNS on
separate IP address

Implement Network Monitoring & Graphing tools using SNMP, etc.
Implement Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG)
Graph Cisco Firewall with MRTG
Implement Cacti Network Graphing Tool
Download and Install Cacti and required components (RRDTool, MySqL,
etc.)
Explore Cacti Interface, options, etc.
Graph Cisco, Linux & Windows 2003 resources with Cacti using SNMP &
Scripts

Implement Network Time Protocol (NTP) & Time Synchronization services
for local subnets
Discuss features and distributed nature of the hierarchial NTP service
Ascertain and select optimal Stratum 1 NTP servers for synchronization
Review default NTP configuration
Configure NTP to synchronize with NTP servers
Configure internal Linux clients to syncrhonize with internal Stratum
2 NTP server
Configure Cisco PIX firewall to synchronize with internal Stratum 2
NTP server
Use NTP-related tools such as NTPQ, NTPTRACE to ascertain NTP-related
information

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Linux Web Services - Apache/Tomcat/CGI/WebLogic - Disc 8
Discuss Apache Web Server's history, ubiquity (netcraft stats) and
reliability
Explain Apache Web Server's capabilities (Virtual directories,
modules, WebDav, etc.)
Implementation of Apache Web Server 2.x on RedHat 9
Evaluate installation/implementation results of Apache Web Server 2.x
Demonstrate implementation of aliases & redirects via mod_alias
Restrict access to aliases and test access from Linux & Windows 2003
nodes
Examine implications of alias & redirect access on access & error logs
from multiple hosts
Demonstrate implementation of virtual directories
Demonstrate configuration of several virtual hosts
Discuss and implement Apache 2.x logging system per virtual host
Configure basic authentication to virtual hosts containers via
.htaccess & Directory directives
Configure digest authentication to virtual hosts containers via
Directory & .htaccess directives
Configure SSL support for the virtual hosts
Demonstrate SSL support without certificate provided by Certificate
Authority
Implementation of Webalizer Log Analysis software
Customization of Webalizer to automatically generate reports for
multiple virtual hosts
Implementation of AWSTATS Log Analysis software
Customization of AWSTATS to automatically generate reports for
multiple virtual hosts

Dynamic web sites - Common Gateway Interface(CGI) & scripting engine
discussion & implementation
Implement CGI access to Linux via Apache & PERL scripts
Discuss benefits of PHP Dynamic Web Access Scripting Engine
Implementation of PHP Dynamic Web Access Scripting Engine
Evaluate PHP Dynamic Web Access Scripting Engine installation results
Execute sample PHP web pages on Apache Web Server 2.x

Application Servers - Java J2EE Platform integration with Linux
Discuss benefits of Apache Tomcat Dynamic Web Scripting(JSP)/Java
Servlet Engine
Implementation of Sun's Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.4.x for Apache
Tomcat support
Implementation of Apache Tomcat Dynamic Web Scripting(JSP)/Java
Servlet Engine
Evaluate Apache Tomcat Dynamic Web Scripting(JSP)/Java Servlet Engine
installation results
Execute sample Apache Tomcat Dynamic Web Scripting(JSP)/Java Servlet
applications
Discuss benefits of BEA Weblogic JSP/Servlet/Enterprise Java Beans
Engine
Implementation of BEA Weblogic JSP/Servlet/Enterprise Java Beans
Engine
Evaluation of BEA Weblogic JSP/Servlet/Enterprise Java Beans Engine
results
Execute sample applications on BEA Weblogic JSP/Servlet/Enterprise
Java Beans Engine
Discuss benefits of Jboss J2EE JSP/Servlet/Enterprise Java Beans
Engine
Implementation of Jboss JSP/Servlet/Enterprise Java Beans Engine
Evaluation of Jboss JSP/Servlet/Enterprise Java Beans Engine results
Execute sample applications on Jboss JSP/Servlet/Enterprise Java Beans
Engine

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Linux Messaging Essentials & applications - Disc 9
Discussion of messaging concepts and applications
Sendmail MTA Essentials
Introduction to Sendmail Message Transfer Agent (MTA)
Implementation of Sendmail
Configure Sendmail to relay messages for remote hosts
Configure Sendmail to support virtual hosts/multiple domains
Evaluate results of routing messages to multiple domains using
Sendmail
Sendmail logging capabilities
Implement AWSTATS log reporting engine to generate HTML sendmail
reports
Postfix MTA Essentials
Introduction to the Postfix Message Transfer Agent (MTA)
Install Postfix on local RedHat system
Install RedHat Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) administrative switching
tools
Switch RedHat system from Sendmail to Postfix as default MTA
Explore Postfix configuration files and directory structure
Implement outbound messages via Postfix
Confirm receipt of outbound messages on publicly-accessible systems
Configure Postfix to support virtual domains
Build Postfix virtual user mappings for virtual domains support
Test virtual domains via external messaging sources
Post Office Protocol Version 3 Essentials
Discuss the capabilities and limitations of POP3
Implement POP3 services
Implement secure POP3 services
Demonstrate access to POP3 services from the client perspective
Implement Secure POP3 services using SSL with self-signed certificate
Internet Messaging Access Protocol (IMAP)
Discuss the capabilities and limitations of IMAP
Implement IMAP services
Demonstrate access to IMAP services from the client perspective
Implement Secure IMAP services using SSL with self-signed certificate
Web-based Mail Implementation using Squirrel-mail
Describe required squirrel mail components for web-mail integration
Install squirrel mail on Internet production system
Configure squirrel mail defaults for linuxcbt.net domain
Verify Sendmail virtual hosting configuration for linuxcbt.net domain
Verify IMAP configuration
Configure Apache alias for squirrel mail integration
Configure Apache Virtual Host for squirrel mail integration
Configure BIND DNS services for squirrel mail integration
Explore squirrel mail's web-based interface
Generate mail from various remote domains (hotmail.com, etc.) and
retrieve with squirrel mail

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Linux Concepts/Offensive/Defensive Security Implementation Techniques
- Disc 10
Secure Shell (SSH) Concepts & Implementation
SSH client concepts - replacement for clear-text-based Telnet, RCP,
FTP protocols.
Identification of required OpenSSH/OpenSSL components
Demonstrate SSH connectivity & public key registration
Implement globally-shared public keys
Generate RSA & DSA public key/private key pairs
Configure SSH client and SSHD to authenticate via public/private key
pairs
Authenticate to remote hosts using public/private key pairs
Use Secure Copy (SCP) to move files
Port Forwarding implementation
Port Forwarding integration with Linux & Windows 2003 Server
X11 Forwarding demonstration
Use Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to move files

Linux Defensive Security Implementation Techniques
Implement NMAP port scanner and demostrate usage to ascertain open
doors
Discuss & demonstrate operating system fingerprinting techniques with
NMAP
Demonstrate IP-spoofing & packet forging with NMAP
Discuss the benefits of the NESSUS Security & vulnerability scanner
Implement Nessus client/server Security vulnerability scanner
Demonstrate parallel security scanning of local & remote subnets
Explore Nessus's reporting capabilities (NBE/XML/HTML/etc.)
Demonstrate Nessus class-based access for corporate usage
Implement Ethereal network sniffer
Demonstrate telnet clear-text password theft with Ethereal
Demonstrate alternative SSH encrypted sessions with Ethereal
Demonstrate FTP clear-text password theft with Ethereal
Demonstrate alternative SFTP encrypted sessions with Ethereal
Implement HPING highly customizable packet forging tool
Compare & contrast PING with HPING
Demonstrate IP packet spoofing with HPING & Cisco PIX firewall
integration
Demonstrate HPING's ability to communicate with ICMP-filtered Internet
servers
Demonstrate using HPING to setup a trojan horse backdoor for executing
arbritary code
Implement John the Ripper password cracking tool
Discuss file and directory security
Implement chmod,chown,umask,SUID,SGID,etc.

Linux Defensive Security Implementation Techniques
Implement Multi-Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) to establish network
performance baseline
Configure Cisco PIX firewall for MRTG support via Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP)
Configure MRTG to generate perfomance & badwidth-related graphs for
Cisco PIX firewall
Implement IP Tables Host-based firewall support
Configure IP Tables to restrict access to necessary services
Introduce, discuss & plan the implementation of Snort 2.0 Intrustion
Detection System (IDS)
Discuss Snort intrustion detection concepts related to hubs & switches
Install Snort 2.0 Network-based Intrusion Detection System
Implement Snort 2.0 network sniffing functionality
Implement Snort 2.0 sniffing & packet-logging functionality
Demonstrate Snort's ability to monitor traffic between designated
hosts
Demonstrate password theft using Snort & FTP connections
Demonstrate password theft using Snort & Apache HTTP basic
authentication connections
Implement Snort 2.0 Network-based Intrusion Detection System
Implement SnortSnarf for web-based reporting of Snort 2.0 logs
Examine SnortSnarf reports via SSL-enabled web session
Demonstrate how to implement port mirroring on Cisco Catalyst switches
Implement Network Address Translation (NAT)
Discuss & Implement Port Address Translation (PAT)
Implement TCP Wrappers
Configure Xinetd to suppress access to the system from port-scanners
Discuss & Disable Portmap services
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