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Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:35 pm
by jimallyn
Whether you're looking to prep for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam or just looking for some bite-sized ebook tutorials to help you get more familiar with Linux, this free tutorial series is for you.

We'll walk you through each topic covered in the LFCS exam, and each ebook includes a short description, instruction on the topic, a tutorial to let you test what you've learned, and an answer key to help you check your work.

This series will teach you:

How to use a text editor at the command line to create and modify files
How to manipulate and manage the filesystem of your Linux machine
How to actually administer a local Linux system including managing users, permissions, backups, and more.
How to secure and protect your Linux machine from viruses, hackers, and other security risks.
And much, much more!
This series is comprised of 24 individual tutorial ebooks, one of which will be emailed to you each week. The series is absolutely free, with no purchase of any Linux Foundation product required (although subscribers to the series will also receive special discounts for our training products!) So what are you waiting for?
http://go.linuxfoundation.org/sysadmin-tutorial-series

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:50 pm
by Fragezeichen
sounds good.. too good.. way too good...

Does anyone know if this site is trustworthy? This is really interesting but for some reason I just can't believe it's legit...

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:26 pm
by jimallyn
Yes, it is trustworthy and legit. You can read about the Linux Foundation on wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Foundation

Or just wander around their website:

http://www.linuxfoundation.org/

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:54 pm
by killer de bug
Oh that's cool. Thanks! I will look at this.

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:56 pm
by jimallyn
Fragezeichen wrote:Does anyone know if this site is trustworthy? This is really interesting but for some reason I just can't believe it's legit...
I probably should have mentioned that Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, works for the Linux Foundation.

http://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/fa ... ndation.3F

If it's good enough for Linus, it's good enough for me.

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:10 pm
by Fragezeichen
Thanks a lot for providing additional information, jimallyn.

I've signed up for the course a couple of hours ago and I was told that a download link had been sent to my e mail address, but so far I haven't received anything.

Well, maybe they need to validate my registration first to ensure it's legit and not made by a bot...

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:16 pm
by killer de bug
Didn't you make a mistake when you registered? I received the email immediately. This said, my mail was already know by the lf.

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:25 pm
by Fragezeichen
Nope, I'm sure the email address was correct. Just tried it again, still nothing. :(

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:44 pm
by jimallyn
I got mine right away, too. Maybe go back and go through the whole signup process again?

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:53 pm
by Fragezeichen
Hmm strange... I think I will try another email address...

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:08 pm
by Fragezeichen
It worked with the second email address... This is very strange...
Or maybe it is because I used Chrome now instead of Firefox?

Anyway, I've received the first part of the tutorial ("Editing text files on the command line"). It's rather concise but contains useful information. :)

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:13 pm
by Bolle1961
Fragezeichen wrote:Or maybe it is because I used Chrome now instead of Firefox?
Maybe, if I click the link in Firefox (addons HTTPSeverywhere and uBlock) I go to a SalesForce site, with Chromium it works good.

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:58 am
by excollier
My emails stopped arriving....

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:13 am
by camor
I gave them my email and got the link but Firefox was unwilling to connect me to storage.pardot.com - seems pardot is a tracker. I cancelled the Ghostery block on pardot and downloaded the first tutorial, and it was possibly the shortest tutorial I've ever seen. I'm not sure what the Linux Foundation is playing at.

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:50 pm
by jimallyn
camor wrote:downloaded the first tutorial, and it was possibly the shortest tutorial I've ever seen. I'm not sure what the Linux Foundation is playing at.
It's a 24 part tutorial. You will receive a link to a part of it every week for 24 weeks.

From the original post:
This series is comprised of 24 individual tutorial ebooks, one of which will be emailed to you each week.

Re: Linux Foundation offers Free SysAdmin Tutorial

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:21 am
by camor
Jimallyn your original information was accurate and complete, and news of free tutorials is always welcome. I'm sorry that the word "bitesize" didn't strike me forcibly enough at the first time of reading - possibly the word "free" was blinding me at the time.
I'm just not impressed by the way the Linux Foundation appears to be hiding from the user the fact that these bite-size tutorials are arriving by means of an advertising company specialising in tracking software - something I wouldn't have known without Ghostery's warning. If they have nothing to hide why hide it?