Enterprise Linux Security Administration


This highly technical course focuses on properly securing machines running the Linux operating systems. A broad range of general security techniques such as packet filtering, password policies, and file integrity checking are covered. Advanced security technologies such as Kerberos and SELinux are taught. Special attention is given to securing commonly deployed network services. At the end of the course, students have an excellent understanding of the potential security vulnerabilities — know how to audit existing machines, and how to securely deploy new network services.


This class covers advanced security topics and is intended for experienced systems administrators. Candidates should have current Linux or UNIX systems administration experience equivalent to the “Linux Fundamentals”,  “Enterprise
Linux Systems Administration”
, and “Enterprise Linux Network Services”

Supported Distributions:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 4

Course Outline:

  1. Security Concepts
  2. Scanning, Probing, and Mapping Vulnerabilities
  3. Password Security and PAM
  4. Secure Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  5. Kerberos Concepts
  6. Kerberos Components
  7. Implementing Kerberos
  8. Administrating and Using Kerberos
  9. Securing The Filesystem

10. AIDE

11. Securing APACHE

12. Securing PostgreSQL

13. Securing Email Systems

14. SELinux Concepts

15. SELinux Policy

16. Accountability with Kernel auditd

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