As businesses become more distributed, remote administration plays an increasingly large role in the responsibilities of IT pros. In this learning path, IT professionals can learn how to utilize remote access tools for various operating systems and implement security best practices for remote work.
Explore remote access tools for operating systems.
Discover practices that make remote work easier.
Learn to implement security best practices for remote work.
Time Management: Working from Home with Dave Crenshaw
Get time management tips to stay productive and balanced when working from home part-time or full-time.
1h 25m • COURSE
Microsoft Teams Essential Training with Nick Brazzi
Learn how to use the essentials of Microsoft Teams, the Office 365 collaborative workspace app.
2h 16m • COURSE
Learning Slack with Gini von Courter
Learn how to use Slack to communicate and collaborate seamlessly with your team. Discover how to be productive and effective with Slack.
2h 35m • COURSE
Learning Jira Software with Robert Anthony
Learn how to use Jira and the new Jira experience for issue tracking and project management. Learn Jira basics, such as creating and searching for tickets and building dashboards.
1h 18m • COURSE
Learning VPN with Scott Simpson
Get an introduction to virtual private networks (VPNs). Learn the basics you need to know to set up system access for remote users via VPN.
54m 7s • COURSE
Learning SSH with Scott Simpson
Learn how to connect to SSH servers, transfer files securely, and set up SSH.
36m 59s • COURSE
Windows 10: Manage Remote Access with Brian Culp
Learn how to manage remote access and configure Remote Desktop in Windows 10—and pass Microsoft Certification exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices.
2h 5m • COURSE
Linux: Desktops and Remote Access with Grant McWilliams
Find the most productive way to work in Linux. Learn how to access a CentOS computer via desktop environments, terminal emulators, shells, and remote tools.
1h 44m • COURSE
Windows Server 2019: Remote Access Solutions with Scott M Burrell
Learn how to use Windows Server 2019 to create a bridge and a secure gateway between the private networks of organizations of all sizes.
1h 18m • COURSE
Azure Administration: Business Continuity with Matt Hester
Help your organization overcome unexpected or challenging events by implementing an effective business continuity plan using options in Microsoft Azure.
2h 16m • COURSE
Azure for Architects: Design a Business Continuity Strategy with Sharon Bennett
Learn how to design a successful strategy around high availability, data archiving, and site recovery solutions in Azure. This course can also prepare you for Exam AZ-301.
1h 7m • COURSE
DevOps Foundations: Incident Management with Ernest Mueller
Learn how to handle the unexpected crises that come up around information systems from a DevOps perspective.
1h 3m • COURSE
Cybersecurity at Work with Caroline Wong
Learn about the most common cybersecurity threats that affect the modern workplace, and discover what you can do about them—both to protect yourself and your organization.
55m 29s • COURSE
Security Tips with Scott Simpson
Want to broaden your knowledge of security? Get tips that can help you take steps to protect your information—no technical pedigree required.
3h 43m • COURSE
Managing Virtual Teams with Phil Gold
Learn how to manage a virtual team made up of remote team members located in different geographies and time zones.
56m 14s • COURSE
You'll learn remote IT administration skills with these experts.
Dave Crenshaw develops leaders in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and organizations of every size.
Dave has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking—a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands around the world. You can download a free copy of Dave's book The Result and learn more at DaveCrenshaw.com.
Nick Brazzi is a staff author on productivity and mobile topics for LinkedIn Learning.
A former Apple educator, Nick has been teaching desktop productivity and video editing for over 10 years. Before joining lynda.com, he was a software trainer and instruction designer for Apple, and a regular guest speaker for several Macintosh user groups in the Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Nick demonstrates his skills in various unicycle-related sports.
Gini von Courter has taught computer classes on Microsoft Office for 20+ years and has authored 30+ books.
Gini has been providing computer classes and seminars on Microsoft Office and related products for more than 20 years at public and private companies, state and federal agencies, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, and has consulted and trained on the use of Microsoft SharePoint since the first SharePoint product was launched in 2001. A founder and managing partner of TRIAD Consulting, Gini is also the author of 29 books, including Beginning SharePoint with Excel, and a number of lynda.com movies on SharePoint, SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, and other software titles. Gini's passion is helping clients use SharePoint and Microsoft Office applications to create solutions that increase efficiency and collaboration while improving the quality of people's work lives. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with an M.B.A. from Oakland University.
Robert Anthony is an expert software administrator helping organizations implement agile development tools.
Robert has extensive experience in product management life cycles. His career started as a QA technician and analyst, then grew to include roles in product management, project management, and business process management. These interconnected roles led to his current position as a professional consultant who helps companies introduce, configure, and adopt the use of Jira Software.
Scott Simpson has a master's in education and currently creates technology courses as an author at LinkedIn.
Scott has been interested in computers since he was about seven years old, and for most of that time, he's been teaching friends, family, and strangers how to use them. This geeky hobby turned into a job with Apple during college, and after completing his master's degree in education at San Diego State University, he has helped to shape the Developer segment here at lynda.com as a content producer. Scott enjoys building web apps and exploring new technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @scotty82.
Brian Culp has authored over 30 books and courses, covering MCSA and MCSE certification, Project, and Visio.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Brian graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications. He then spent four years playing baseball professionally for the Colorado Rockies.
He has authored over 30 books and educational courses for publishers like Prentice Hall, McGraw-Hill, O'Reilly, and Virtual Training Company (VTC), including titles covering MCSA and MCSE certification objectives for both Windows desktop and Windows Server operating systems. His most recent published works cover the 2013 editions of Outlook, Project, OneNote, and Visio. His teaching and public speaking have been done for clients such as Microsoft, IBM, Budweiser, Morgan Stanley, and Sony Pictures.
Grant McWilliams is a consultant, speaker, writer, professor, and developer specializing in Linux and open source.
He's been a college professor for 15 years teaching at Bellevue College, Shoreline Community College, and Edmonds Community College. He's also provided custom training and curriculum for Boeing, Panasonic, Thales, and many other Fortune 500 corporations. His training focuses entirely on open-source and Linux technologies.
His consulting company, Sound Linux Training and Consulting, has been in business for 25 years and specializes in creating custom solutions using open-source technologies. These have included Linux-based in-flight entertainment systems and massively scaled Xen hypervisor near-embedded platforms, as well as cloud, virtual and physical security scanning, and penetration testing appliances.
His public speaking engagements include LinuxCon (New Orleans, 2013), Xen Project User Summit (NYC, 2014), and LinuxFest Northwest (Bellingham, WA, 2004–2011). His technical writing and editing achievements include writing documentation and man pages for Citrix XenServer via the Xenapi Admin Project.
Scott Burrell teaches courses on HR, training and development, marketing, and small business management.
Scott has spent 18 years in higher education and 30 years with technology, and has experience on executive leadership teams and with front-line leadership. Training people to accomplish their goals is what he does, whether those goals are for themselves, their families, or their communities. Scott helped create the online learning programs at Beckfield College and Collins College, and currently teaches courses on human resources, training and development, digital marketing, and small business management, to name just a few. He has an MBA in business administration and technology management.
Matt Hester is an IT pro, author, and technical evangelist who specializes in Microsoft server technologies.
Matt believes that being an IT pro means working with computers right where the magic begins. He has been involved in the IT pro community for over 20 years, and loves reaching out to users and customers in the local community. He is a skilled and experienced communicator, and has presented to audiences nationally and internationally in excess of 5,000 and as small as 10. He cites his father as his role model: "The older I get, the smarter he gets." Funny how that works! Matt has written four articles for TechNet magazine and has published three books for Sybex: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference, Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0, and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Administration Instant Reference. A movie buff with a massive DVD collection, Matt also runs marathons and dreams of being a pro football player or joining the PGA tour.
Sharon Bennett is a staff author at LinkedIn who creates courses focusing on Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
Previously, Sharon worked with Microsoft Partners, providing technical and business development advice to help them build their cloud offerings. Sharon is a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and holds several other Microsoft certifications. Additionally, Sharon has taught Azure and other Microsoft technologies to Microsoft Partners. Sharon brings 20+ years of technical experience and her own entrepreneurial lessons to her position.
Ernest Mueller is head of engineering operations at Precision Autonomy.
Ernest has a degree in electrical engineering from Rice University. Upon graduation, he went moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he learned Unix system administration and web programming at FedEx and led the technology team at a print and internet publisher, Towery Publishing.
In 2002, Ernest moved back to his home state of Texas to take a job managing the web systems team at National Instruments, focusing his team on high uptime, continuous operations, application performance management, system development process, and web security. In 2008, he moved into the LabVIEW R&D group, where he was the web systems architect responsible for delivering Amazon Web Services and Azure-based SaaS products with an integrated DevOps team.
In 2012, he moved to SaaS provider Bazaarvoice to be the manager of release engineering and migrated product delivery from a ten-week release cycle to a one-week release cycle. Then he led the 40-person product ratings and reviews engineering team, a very large-scale web property managing reviews for many of the major retailers and manufacturers on the web.
In 2014, Ernest became the APM product manager at CopperEgg, an Austin-based SaaS monitoring company, which was acquired by Idera. He served as APM product manager for the Idera CopperEgg, Uptime, and Precise product lines.
In 2015, Ernest moved to AlienVault, a cybersecurity software company, where as Director of Engineering Operations his international team of DevOps pros supported the development teams with tooling and techniques to create infrastructure as code, continuous delivery, and monitoring to deliver SaaS security products for unified security management and threat intelligence. In 2018, AlienVault was acquired by AT&T as part of the company's cybersecurity strategy and became AT&T Cybersecurity. Currently, Ernest plans, develops, and maintains the systems infrastructure for Precision Autonomy, a startup providing API-driven risk management and insurance solutions for drones and other autonomous vehicles.
Ernest is active in the DevOps movement and the Austin technical community. He helped found the Austin chapter of OWASP, the CloudAustin user group, and the DevOpsDays Austin conference. He blogs with a cadre of like-thinking professionals at theagileadmin.com.
Caroline Wong is the vice president of Cobalt.io, a cybersecurity services firm.
She is a strategic leader with strong communications skills, cybersecurity knowledge, and experience delivering global programs. Her close and practical information security knowledge stems from broad experience as a Cigital consultant, a Symantec product manager, and day-to-day leadership roles at eBay and Zynga. Caroline has been featured as an Influencer in the Women in IT Security issue of SC Magazine, named as one of the Top 10 Women in Cloud by CloudNOW, and received a Women of Influence Award in the One to Watch category from the Executive Women's Forum. She authored the popular textbook Security Metrics, A Beginner's Guide.
Phil Gold is a senior-level learning and development professional.
Phil has a passion for serving organizations through growing and enabling a culture of learning. A strong advocate for the employee, he believes in using their voice to aid in the creation of solutions to fit their needs; his strong communication skills allow him to tell that story back to them in a way that helps strengthen buy-in and engagement. Phil is experienced in strategic planning, with proven abilities as a team leader working with cross-functional and global teams of employees, stakeholders, and vendors. He can distill and convey complicated technical concepts into plain language, and deliver that in person or virtually in English or Spanish.