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Linux fundamentals LPI 010  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

Linux fundamentals training course description

An introduction to using the Linux operating system with a focus on the command line. Appropriate for all versions of Linux. The starting point for all Linux work, we concentrate on the technical aspects rather than issues such as using browsers. The course is heavily practical in nature.

The course can be run on any Linux distribution you wish.

What will you learn
  • Describe Linux.
  • Log in and use Linux commands to perform a variety of tasks from manipulating and printing files to looking at and killing processes.
  • Create and edit files with vi.
  • Recognise the role of the administrator.
  • Write simple shell scripts.
  • Customise the user environment.
Linux fundamentals training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Anybody who needs to use a Linux system.

  • Prerequisites:
  • None.

  • Duration
  • 3 days

  • Dates & prices
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Linux fundamentals training course contents

  • What is Linux?
  • Operating systems, Linux flavours, Linux distributions, open source software.

  • Getting started
  • Logging in, changing passwords, logging out.

  • Linux basics
  • Command structure. The Linux manuals, basic commands (who, date, tty, uname, echo, banner...)

  • Filesystem commands
  • Home directories, manipulating files and directories, Filesystem layout, Pathnames, hard and symbolic links. Viewing files.

  • The Linux editors
  • ed, vi, shell escapes, .exrc

  • Extracting data from files
  • grep, find, cut, sort and paste...

  • Permissions
  • Theory, chmod, chown, newgrp..

  • Processes
  • ps, kill, background processes, at, exec, priorities. Managing Linux log files.

  • The Shell
  • Metacharacters, piping and redirection.

  • Basic shell scripting
  • What are shell scripts? Simple scripts, control structures. Variables. Arguments.

  • Customising your environment
  • Environmental variables, stty, .profile and other startup files

  • More shell features
  • Bash and other shells, the history facility, command line editing, aliases, job control, miscellaneous features.

  • Introduction to administration
  • The root user, su. Managing users and groups

  • Archiving files
  • Backups, tar, cpio, dd, gzip.

  • Linux and hardware
  • Main hardware components, Linux device drivers.

  • Connecting to a network
  • IP configuration, ifconfig, ping, netstat, traceroute, dig.

Learning path



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Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.