Need some Linux tasks to follow

Skyliinez92Skyliinez92 Level 99 WizardMod Posts: 866 Mod
I've mentioned before that I'd like to do the RHCSA and train my knowledge up in Linux. As I am currently following my certification path for the next couple of years, I won't be doing my Redhat cert any time soon, but would still like to train myself in Linux in between time.

I've downloaded CentOS and set it up on a vm, but I don't know where to start? I can do some basic permission settings and create new folders, but I would like something to follow to give me tasks to do. Is there a free CentOS mini-guide or course that I can use to give myself tasks to complete, or something similar?
2020 goals: Server 2016 MCSA/MCSE (70-740, 70-741, 70-742, 70-744), Powershell training
2021 goals: RHCSA/RHCE, AWS, Python training

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  • hiddenknight821hiddenknight821 Member Posts: 1,209 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I can't recommend LinuxAcademy enough. It'll give you exactly what you're looking for as they offer 6 servers to have you perform some exercises.
  • spicy ahispicy ahi Member Posts: 413 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Second what hiddenknight821 just said. I recently signed up again with Linux Academy (signed up for a month back in 2015 but didn't renew because of a shift of priorities) and am starting with the Linux essentials course. That is exactly what you're looking for if you want a guided tour of piddling around CentOS. I'm enjoying the hand holding right now. :D
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  • TheFORCETheFORCE Senior Member Member Posts: 2,297 ■■■■■■■■□□
  • Skyliinez92Skyliinez92 Level 99 Wizard Mod Posts: 866 Mod
    Thanks for the responses guys. I didn't actually think to use Linux Academy! It might be worth setting up a monthly subscription as I want to train myself over the next couple of years, so by the time I decide to go into my RHCSA I will have a strong knowledge in Linux and will hopefully make more sense of it.
    2020 goals: Server 2016 MCSA/MCSE (70-740, 70-741, 70-742, 70-744), Powershell training
    2021 goals: RHCSA/RHCE, AWS, Python training

    Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to. - Richard Branson
  • mgmguy1mgmguy1 Linux Essentials certified , Cisco CCENT certified PA Member Posts: 472 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I signed for up Linux Academy yesterday and I see that the sight is very well laid out. Looking forward to learning more about Linux. As spicy ahi said this site gives a very structured approach. I am pleased with what I see so far.

    Currently working at: MCSA: Windows Server 2012 (70-410) and Comptia Linux Plus
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  • hxhxhxhx Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Is Linux Academy enough to pass an LPI o rLinux+ exam on it's own?
  • sillymcnastysillymcnasty Member Posts: 254 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Linux Academy is all encompassing for the objectives. So I would say yes.
  • ally_ukally_uk Member Posts: 1,146 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I will give you some homework complete and learn the following:

    Learn the basic commands i.e pwd, cd, ls. grep, touch, less, more, cp, man, and how to |
    Learn how to use the package manager to install software and update system
    Learn how to use vim the modes of operation
    Services how to start and check status and stop services
    processes how to monitor what is running and kill what you don't want
    Configure ssh and secure it
    Configure a Samba share start with a anonymous share then create a secure setup
    Undertake some basic system automation and learn some bash scripting write me a script that will backup a directory, will send a email once the job has been completed and will run on the system at a specific time.
    Learn about firewalls how to configure them and open ports for access to services.
    Learn about some basic networking troubleshooting tools including nmap for diagnostics
    Setup a DHCP and DNS server
    Configure a LVM setup take it one step further and raid it and learn about how to rebuild the whole thing or how to expand it.
    Learn about logging and how to read logs

    That should keep you busy :)
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