CIQ Launches Rocky Linux System Admin Training in Response to Growing Adoption as CentOS Reaches End of Life Status

Accelerating interest in Rocky Linux driving demand for training as more enterprise and government users deploy.

RENO, Nev., Oct. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CIQ, the company building the next generation of software infrastructure for enterprises running performance-intensive workloads atop the Rocky Linux enterprise Linux distribution, has launched an in-depth training program for Rocky Linux system administrators.

"We've seen explosive growth of interest in Rocky Linux, and as a result more and more companies are asking about formal training for their users and system administrators. This course is the first in a series of offerings we're developing, and it's in direct response to the growing demand for Rocky Linux training," said Greg Kurtzer, founder and CEO at CIQ. "Anyone can take advantage of the training, whether they're a CIQ customer or not."

To learn more and register for the Rocky Linux System Admin Training click here.

The multi-day Rocky Linux System Administration course is divided into three sections: Introduction and Installation, Single-Host Administration, and Networking and Security.

In the Introduction and Installation section, topics include:

  • Introduction to Linux, Distributions and FOSS

  • Deploying Rocky Linux

In the Single-Host Administration section, topics include:

  • Exploring the Shell and the Command Line

  • Managing Software

  • Managing Users and Groups

  • Booting and Shutting Down

  • File Systems

  • Core System Services

  • The Linux Kernel

  • Backups

In the Networking and Security section, topics include:

  • Network Configuration

  • Linux Firewall

  • Secure Shell (SSH)

  • Remote File Systems Client (SMB, NFS)

The Rocky Linux System Administration course builds a foundation for anyone learning all of the important skills to become a full-time Rocky Linux system administrator. After completing the course, administrators will know how to perform essential Rocky Linux sysadmin functions for their organizations and users.

Growth of Rocky Linux

Rocky Linux is among the most frequently adopted enterprise Linux distributions now that CentOS 8 has been end-of-lifed. According to metrics tracked by the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) Special Interest Group (SIG), Rocky Linux adoption is outpacing all other enterprise Linux variants.