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Linux System Architecture and Administration Workshop

Venue: Information Technology Center, University of Peradeniya
Duration: 3 days
Class size: 60
Target group: young (junior) system/network administrators/engineers from LEARN member institutions
Program Level: Intermediate
Course fee: free of charge (two nights accommodation sharing basis, refreshment, lunch, dinner and break-first will be provided)
Date: 28th to 30th November 2016
Note: Participant are requested to bring a laptop (4GB RAM, 25GB free disk space) with Virtualbox or any other suitable hypervisor installed
Application closing: closed

Workshop Goals

The Graphical User Interface (GUI) of an Operating System specifically like in Linux flavor (Ubunutu, Debian, CentOS, etc) is much easier to learn than the other none-GUI interfaces, and it can serve as a starting point for learning the system. For non-programmers, the GUI is the only interface available. The GUI is also much easier to use than the programmatic interfaces, since it is easier to point-and-click on buttons than it is to write and debug code.

However, when you came to deal with much customizable application usually used for network services specifically for service running on research and education networks, you may not longer survive with pointing-and-clicking on buttons on attractive GUI. One of the major disadvantages of using any GUI is that if it does not have the functionality to do what you want it to do, then you are simply stuck. Therefore you must have to look what is happening deep inside or behind what you have seen in a nice GUI.

LEARN objective of this workshop is to teach new system engineers/administration to get ride of lazy point-and-click on buttons system administration and then look deep inside Linux OS and its applications so that they could bring new network services like Eduroam, Identity management, Spam filleted secure email, DNS Sec, Secure web into their institutions.


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