Course code: M7D-SECISOL02
Download Linux Security and Isolation APIs course description (PDF)
This course provides a deep understanding of the low-level Linux features (set-UID/set-GID programs, capabilities, namespaces, cgroups, and seccomp) used to implement privileged applications and build container, virtualization, and sandboxing technologies. A mixture of detailed presentations coupled with carefully designed practical exercises provide participants with the knowledge needed to understand, design, develop, and administer such applications. (The course does not cover administering container systems such as Docker and LXC, but by completion of the course participants will have a good understanding of various aspects of the underlying implementation and operation of such systems.)
Parts of this course are also available in smaller pieces:
The System Programming for Linux Containers course contains the same content as the Linux Security and Isolation APIs course, but includes a preparatory day of fundamental system programming concepts.
For a picture of how these courses interrelate, see the course overview.
The course employs a lecture+lab format.
The primary audience comprises designers and programmers building privileged applications, container applications, and sandboxing applications. Systems administrators who are managing such applications are also likely to find the course of benefit.
In order to get the most out of the course, participants should have:
Note: participants are assumed to have knowledge of some fundamental Linux/UNIX system programming concepts including: file descriptors and file I/O system calls; basics of programming with signals; and the system calls that define the lifecyle of a process (fork(), execve(), wait(), exit()). Such knowledge is provided in either of the following courses:
Alternatively, the System Programming for Linux Containers course contains the same content as the Linux Security and Isolation APIs course, but adds a preparatory day of fundamental system programming concepts.
A significant part of the course is spent on practical exercises. The lab sessions also provide participants with the opportunity to obtain one-to-one assistance from the trainer on the course material and exercises.
Course participants will receive printed course books of around 400 pages. The course books include all of the slides and exercises presented in the course.
The course book has been developed by the trainer, and is constantly updated based on ongoing changes in the Linux kernel, as well as practical teaching experience in courses. The course book is printed on demand for each course, in order to ensure that it is completely up to date with current Linux developments.
In addition to the course book, participants will receive a copy of The Linux Programming Interface, in ebook form.
The following samples give some idea of the course content and style of the course materials:
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9-12 November 2021
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7-10 December 2021
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22-25 March 2022
Online: UTC-4 timezone;
either (TBD) 09:00-18:00 EDT or 10:00-19:00 EDT
For public 4-day online courses, the per-attendee price is €2500 reduced to €2400 when booked (and either paid or a company purchase order is supplied) at least 4 weeks before the start of the course. (In addition, German VAT is charged for participants attending from German locations; for attendees elsewhere in the European Union, VAT may be payable locally.)
For public in-person 4-day courses in Munich, GERMANY, the per-attendee price is €2800 + 19% German VAT (MWSt).
The course price for in-person courses includes the cost of lunch and refreshments. Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same company or organization; please inquire at email@example.com for details.
Michael Kerrisk has a unique set of qualifications and experience that ensure that course participants receive training of a very high standard:
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