Course code: M7D-SISINTRO01
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This course provides an introduction to 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.
This course is an abridged version of the 4-day Linux Security and Isolation APIs (M7D-SECISOL02) course, which provides even more detailed coverage of the same topics.
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 lifecycle of a process (fork(), execve(), wait(), exit()). Such knowledge is provided in any of the following courses:
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 receive course books of around 250 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.
In addition to the course book, participants 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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