Introduction to Linux

Course content:

New to Linux? Perfect! This course does not make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You do not need any prior knowledge to benefit from this course. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy to understand.

Audience for the class:

  • Professionals that need to learn Linux to become more effective at work. Helpdesk staff, application support engineers, and application developers that are required to use the Linux operating system.
  • Current IT workers thinking about a career as a Linux system administrator or engineer, but need the basics first.

You will learn:

System Architecture
Determine and configure hardware settings
Boot the system
Change runlevels / boot targets and shutdown or reboot system

Linux Installation and Package Management
Design hard disk layout
Install a boot manager
Manage shared libraries
Use Debian package management
Use RPM and YUM package management

GNU and Unix Commands
Work on the command line
Process text streams using filters
Perform basic file management
Use streams, pipes and redirects
Create, monitor and kill processes
Modify process execution priorities
Search text files using regular expressions
Perform basic file editing operations using vi

Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
Create partitions and filesystems
Maintain the integrity of filesystems
Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems
Manage disk quotas
Manage file permissions and ownership
Create and change hard and symbolic links
Find system files and place files in the correct location

Book Information: Teacher will provide class notes.

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