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Training course in Leyte tackles 5-day Linux systems administration

Tacloban City (February 27) -- In order to provide professional training to students and current systems administrators who want to be familiar with configuring and managing Linux based systems in an integrated network environment, a five-day Linux Systems Administration I (LISA 1.3) course will be conducted from March 9-13, 2009 at the Leyte ICT Park, Academic Center, Palo, Leyte.

The five-day training will be conducted by the Philippine Society of IT Educators in Region 8, Syntacs College and ICOT-P on ICT, Mr. Edwin Manalastas, PSITE president said.

The 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM training will use an experiential and hands-on learning approach and will be conducted by a Linux Professional Institute Level I certified trainer.

Mr. Holden M. Hao who will serve as the instructor, has completed his post graduate diploma in ICT Education from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.. He is a certified Linux Professional, and has been an active member and officer in various ICT organizations. He is the founding president of DabaweGNU, Inc. and President of Afterfive Technologies.

By sending IT professionals to the training, an institution will gain the capability to effectively use Free/Open Source Software to increase stability, security, and lower computing costs.

The Linux Systems Administration I course is designed for students and professional ICT practitioners who wish to gain fundamental knowledge on installing, configuring, and trouble shooting Linux systems.

The installation segment will include pre-installation, partitioning, file systems, LVM, Software RAID and installation walk through.

The Linux work environment includes the Linux desktop, the terminal, text editing, software installation, package management, and user management while the hardware interaction and boot process portion will include driver and module management, kernel compilation, boot loader, Linux boot process, service management and mounting file systems.

The participants will also learn how to integrate Linux systems and its network services into heterogeneous network infrastructures. After the course, the participants are expected to have the basic capabilities of junior systems administrators.

Interested parties may make reservations by sending an email to or by calling at 323-6000. (PIA 8) [top]

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