OLFI

Ohio LinuxFest Institute (OLFI) offers a choose-your-own-adventure approach to professional development. Expert instructors provide training on topics that are relevant to today’s technical professionals.

OLFI is only available with the Professional Pass registration. Early bird pricing is $350 until September 7, 2016.

Students pick morning and afternoon sessions from the list below.

Morning Sessions

Ansible Basics
Instructor: Scott Seighman
Ansible is an open source automation and orchestration tool perfect for standardizing the configuration of remote hosts and virtual machines. In this introductory class, we’ll introduce the basics of Ansible core, including architecture, implementing playbooks and much more.

Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
Instructor: Johnny Chuah
The class session will introduce participants to the concepts, methodologies and tools employed in vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. From using automated reports through scanners to a more detailed analyses and breakdown of a vulnerability exploit.

OpenStack for Mere Mortals
Instructor: Thomas Cameron
This is an introduction to OpenStack using Red Hat’s RDO Project. Students will learn how to install and configure an all-in-one instance of RDO. We will cover installation and initial configuration, setting up tenants, setting up networks, setting up routers, setting up users, and so on. This is an introduction to OpenStack using Red Hat’s RDO Project. Students will learn how to install and configure an all-in-one instance of RDO. We will cover installation and initial configuration, setting up tenants, setting up networks, setting up routers, setting up users, and so on.

SSL Everywhere, Part I: Managing Your Own Certificate Authority, Issuing Server Certificates, and Securing Services
Instructor: Roberto C. Sánchez
A tutorial-style class on creating/deploying an SSL certificate authority within an organization, how to issue and manage SSL certificates for securing services in the organization, and how to use the SSL certificates to enable secure access to services like mail, web sites/services, VPN, etc.

Time Management for SysAdmins
Instructor: Aleksey Tsalolikhin
Based on Tom Limoncelli’s life-saving book, this course will cover Tom’s \"Cycle System\". Tom’s time management tips and practices can greatly increase the efficiency of any single sysadmin, and when applied in a group their effects can be a quantum shift in productivity. They also give the sysadmin practitioner greater peace of mind and more power and control.

Afternoon Sessions

Advanced Ansible
Instructor: Josh Preston
In this, the advanced class on Ansible, learn how to create, deploy and manage Docker containers using Ansible. Additionally, learn how to incorporate OpenSCAP scans into an Ansible – Docker build pipeline.

Git Foundations: Unlocking the Mysteries
Instructor: Mike Weilgart
Dozens of commands! Hundreds of options! Git has dumbfounded sysadmins and developers alike with feelings of inadequacy since its appearance in 2005. And yet, this ingenious software is among the most fantastically useful ever developed. Learn Git from the ground up and the inside out with Git Foundations Training! This class explores Git’s internals in depth and includes practical exercises to gain familiarity and comfort in handling the nuts and bolts.

Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
Instructor: Johnny Chuah
The class session will introduce participants to the concepts, methodologies and tools employed in vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. From using automated reports through scanners to a more detailed analyses and breakdown of a vulnerability exploit.

SELinux for Mere Mortals
Instructor: Thomas Cameron
This class will take students through the basics of Security Enhanced Linux. Students will learn how to determine why SELinux errors are occurring, and how to rectify SELinux issues. We will use common services like the Apache web server to create and then fix SELinux problems.

SSL Everywhere, Part II: Issuing Client Certificates, and Enforcing Client Authentication with SSL Certificates
Instructor: Roberto C. Sánchez
SSL Everywhere is a tutorial-style class on how to issue and manage SSL certificates for client users in the organization, and how to use the SSL certificates to authenticate client access to services like mail relay, web sites/services, VPN, etc.