"Linux Installation and Package Management" is the third course in this Linux certification series. You'll learn how to control the Linux boot process, how to understand and manage disk partitions and filesystems, and how Linux uses kernel libraries to manage hardware peripherals. We'll also take a closer look at the two most widely used Linux software package management systems: dpkg and rpm.
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Welcome to the third course in CloudAcademy's LPIC 1 Certification Preparation series. In this course, we'll learn about the preparation and process of effective Linux installations, and how to manage software packages through their entire life cycles. We'll explore partitions and file systems, and the roles that they play together. We'll learn how to select and install a boot manager and about software libraries, and how they can be shared among processes. We'll also understand how dpkg and RPM, the two largest Linux managed software repositories work, and how you can use each of their front end applications, APT, and Yum.
David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.
Having worked directly with all kinds of technology, David derives great pleasure from completing projects that draw on as many tools from his toolkit as possible.
Besides being a Linux system administrator with a strong focus on virtualization and security tools, David writes technical documentation and user guides, and creates technology training videos.
His favorite technology tool is the one that should be just about ready for release tomorrow. Or Thursday.