How can I learn CentOS?

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How can I learn CentOS?

Post by alexandervj » 2014/01/07 23:27:52

I'm totally new to Linux, dont know much about using the command line, but I really want to learn CentOS. I dont have a lot of money to spend on classes, I might be able to spend $100 on a book or something but thats about it.

Whats the best way to learn without buying a class? Does anyone know of any websites that teach CentOS? I've watched a couple of videos on YouTube but I want something more substantial than just a few videos. Thanks for your help

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Re: How can I learn CentOS?

Post by vonskippy » 2014/01/08 00:20:27

I find the best way is to find an expert in RHEL/CENTOS and then do a Vulcan Mind Meld with them.

If that's not possible, get the RHCE study books and diligently do EVERY study guide and practice lab (sometimes many many many times more then once). If you buy used books, you shouldn't have to spend more then $60 USD.

Video's are for the ADHD "me me me" generation (in other words, pretty useless). Learning is a hands on process, not a passive watching process.
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Re: How can I learn CentOS?

Post by alexandervj » 2014/01/09 16:23:51

Thanks for the advice, I'll check out the RHCE study books. I agree you need a hands-on approach to learning but videos like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3QAUL38INU are great for a walk through, cant get that from a book. I've actually learned a lot from videos, they're a great place to get started. I think those RHCE study books are gonna be a great way to expand though

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Re: How can I learn CentOS?

Post by L4celek » 2014/01/10 05:12:22

I've found quite a lot online is more 'how to acheive xxxx' and rather than explaining what every command is doing the authors seem to expect people to just paste the commands in.

You have to remember most tools will have a great manual, and I've quickly gotten used to using the man command as well. There are a lot of conventions and little tricks you can use that won't be found this way though - and I've learnt a few things from just watching colleagues working or watching things on youtube etc.

The problem is there is so much you can do, that there isn't going to be a single place to 'learn centos'.

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Re: How can I learn CentOS?

Post by TrevorH » 2014/01/10 08:53:13

There is a tutorial that may be good starting place. Tailored more for a general linux audience than CentOS specific but it's still useful

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
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Re: How can I learn CentOS?

Post by alexandervj » 2014/01/10 17:43:39

Thanks guys! I found this too, pretty great intro for learning the linux command line..
http://linuxcommand.org

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Re: How can I learn CentOS?

Post by bertan » 2014/01/12 23:47:18

I have started working through a book titled Red Hat Certified System Administrator and Engineer by Asghar Ghori. It is based on RHEL 6, which is why I installed CentOS. So far it seems very good -- comprehensive and easy to follow. It was quite expensive, though.

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Re: How can I learn CentOS?

Post by gul.zaman83 » 2014/01/16 08:27:48

The best place for starting linux tutorial is http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/
learn it as you can.

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Re: How can I learn CentOS?

Post by acenk90 » 2017/04/27 14:30:15

hi guys,

I just share some of the documentation videos configuration server using CentOS Linux, such as :

- How to Install CentOS Linux
https://youtu.be/XIsD5bqpuik

- How to Configure IP Address alias on CentOS linux
https://youtu.be/2Em3aF5hbPA

- How to Configure FTP Server on CentOS Linux
https://youtu.be/MZtxovvs9EE

- How to Configure DNS Server on CentOS Linux
https://youtu.be/mPwnxV1DoCU

- How to Configure Web Server Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, PHPMyAdmin (LAMPP) on CentOS Linux
https://youtu.be/gHT4ERIHFKY

- How to Install and Configure OwnCloud on Linux CentoS 6.x
https://youtu.be/b0HZu6TTby4

- How to Install and Configure Web Server Linux, Engine-X, MySQL, Php-FPM (LEMP) on CentOS Linux
https://youtu.be/oJnXaZO4Cb0

- How to Install and Configure SSH Server on Linux CentOS
https://youtu.be/T6BUD-U5IzM

- How to reset ROOT Password Linux CentOS 6.x via Single User Mode
https://youtu.be/WRIrHr3VUSM

- How to reset ROOT Password Linux CentOS 7.x via Single User Mode
https://youtu.be/TBKeUmHV8dU

- How to configure SSL HTTPS Apache Web Server on Linux CentOS 6 x
https://youtu.be/MBPmC4M_Tsc

Thanks for watching.., :D CMIIW

Best Regards
acenk90

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Re: How can I learn CentOS?

Post by TrevorH » 2017/04/27 14:57:52

The definitive guide to all things on Enterprise Linux systems can be found by reading http://docs.redhat.com

Much better than following random unvetted youtube links.
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