Susan Lauber: Owner, President, and Lead Trainer and Consultant

I have over 25 years experience with a variety of network operating systems, datacenter, and clustering technologies including over 20 years experience using the Linux operating systems and other open source technologies. This includes topics such as general networking, interoperability, installation, configuration, automation, troubleshooting, and performance tuning. I spent several years supporting network operating systems installation and configuration for a large hardware manufacturing company and have been a certified trainer of at least one operating system for more than 20 years.


I have held certifications and taught courses on OS/2, LAN Server, Warp Server, AIX, Lotus Domino, Banyan Vines, Novell, Microsoft, SCO, Caldera, SuSe, Red Hat, and more.

I started my certified instructor career as an IBM Lan Server, then Warp Server Instructor. Moving back to Unix, I was an SCO Master ACE and Certified Instructor before settling into and specializing in Linux training. I have since added other Open Source technologies including Big Data and Cloud administration.

Certification badges, numbers, and verification links:

Presentations and Publications

I have spoken at several conferences including the local ISSA chapter's Raleigh InfoSeCon and the larger NA LinuxCon (now Open Source Summit). I have presented pre-conference Power Training at Red Hat Summit and have been seen at several different Linux Foundation events as well as at O'Reilly events such as Strata and OSCON. My preference though is to attend events with a smaller, local atmosphere such as All Things Open.

Presentation materials from my speaking sessions are available from my github repository.

The Traveling Trainer is a blog where I occasionally write about my life as a trainer on the road. There are a few technical topics but I try to keep it focused on the traveling part including general fun and the search for good food when limited by allergies.

I wrote a book!

Linux Command Line Complete Video Course

April 18, 2016

ISBN-10: 0-13-444577-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-444577-9

6+ Hours of Video Instruction * Available from Informit * Also available through Safari Books Online.

The Linux Command Line Interface (CLI) is a powerful tool for users, developers, and administrators. Quick changes to a system with no Graphical Interface, such as many servers or some recovery tasks, can be accomplished with command line tools. Repetitive tasks, such as file management and local access control changes, can be done more efficiently from the command line than through a point-and-click interface. Learning to use the Linux CLI also prepares for full automation with scripting tools.

Linux Command Line Complete Video Course introduces common utilities used at the Linux command line. While learning commands for specific tasks, you will obtain greater confidence navigating the Linux filesystem, understand how to locate and edit files, use Bash shell features for efficiency and automation, and be able to use built-in help for further exploration.

Find me!

IRC Freenode: laubersm (or lauber)

Twitter: laubersm

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LinkedIn profile

Professional memberships: OSI, ISSA, Infragard

GPG key/fingerprint: available at pgp.mit.edu

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