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OpenBSD System Administration Training

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Course Summary

The hands-on OpenBSD System Administration class covers the fundamentals of OpenBSD system administration, including: installation (i386), system services, installing software packages, configuring and building kernels, network configuration, and more. It also covers DNS, email, and web services.

This class is for users of Linux, Unix or BSD operating systems to provide beginning system administration skills for the popular OpenBSD operating system. Similarities and differences for many administration tasks under Linux and other BSDs will be discussed.

This class is designed for students who are new to BSD administration. Some Unix, BSD, or Linux experience would be helpful. Although this course uses OpenBSD for its curriculum, most of the concepts are also applicable for Linux, NetBSD, BSD/OS and FreeBSD administration.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • interactive operating system installation (CD provided)
  • basic filesystem creation and maintenance
  • system startup configurations (including rc.conf)
  • networking setup and troubleshooting
  • user and group administration
  • installing new software using ports and pre-built packages
  • setting up a DNS caching and authoritative DNS server (using BIND)
  • setting up basic packet filter and NAT (Network Address Translation)
  • beginning email server configuration (using Postfix)
  • Apache HTTPD webserver configuration for virtual domains
  • Unix security concepts
  • basic system "hardening" techniques
  • customizing and building the kernel
  • updating an OpenBSD system

Course Features:

  • Installation CD.
  • Detailed course curriculum and hand-outs.
  • Small classes with one-on-one interaction.
  • Hands-on training, one system per student.
  • Certificate of course completion.


US$1560.00 for four-day, hands-on training including CD and course materials.

10-percent discount for registration and payment.


Class sizes are kept small, so seating is limited. Please email or call us to pre-register.

For more information and to register for this class, contact us today.

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