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Linux Operating System Essentials

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This course will walk you through the Linux installation and setup, including some of the more difficult topics like network settings and graphical interface configuration. You will learn the basics of using Linux and get into the popular text editor VI. Using VI you will learn the basics of the Linux shell and how to create and program your own shell. Lastly, the course will cover a number of built-in Linux utilities and network commands.

4 levels - 95 training modules - 12 learning hours


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SINGLE USER: Linux Operating System Essentials (4 levels)
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MULTI USER: Linux Operating System Essentials (4 levels)
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Course Instructor: William C. Holliker, Linux Expert

William Holliker is President of Open Systems Courseware which specializes in the development and delivery of leading edge technical training and courseware for Unix, Linux, Programming and Networking technologies. William has been a technical course developer and instructor for over 25 years. He has written three certificate training programs and two certification programs. In addition to his technical experience, William has delivered over 500 technical training courses throughout the world.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Linux Essentials
Linux Essentials Overview
  • Module Objectives
  • Linux System Overview
  • Differences in Linux and Unix
  • Operating Systems Overview
Linux Installation Details
  • Installation Objectives
  • Install Steps
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Hardware Control
  • Linux Device Names
  • Installation Methods
  • Installation Classes
  • Partitioning the Hard Drive
  • Network Settings
Installing Linux
  • Objectives
  • Firewall Configuration
  • Language Support
  • Account Configuration
  • Packages to Install
  • Post Installation
  • Graphical Interface Configuration
  • Installation Complete
  • First Boot following Installation
  • Installing Student Training Files
Lesson 2: Linux Utilization
Using Linux
  • Objectives
  • Login Screens
  • Logging In
  • The Shell
  • Linux Resources
  • Linux Reference Manual
  • Keyword Searches
  • Command Execution
  • Option Formats
  • Types of Commands
  • Passwords
  • User Information
  • Processes
Linux Communications
  • Objectives
  • Electronic Mail
Linux File System
  • Objectives
  • Types of Files
  • File Systems Characteristics
  • File System Commands
  • Directory Commands
  • File Manipulation Commands
  • Printing Files
Lesson 3: Linux Text Editing and Linux Shell
Linux Text Editing
  • Objectives
  • Editing Modes
  • Entering & Exiting VI
  • Navigating within VI
  • Creating Text
  • Modifying Text
  • Text Substitution
  • VI Shortcuts
  • VI Options
Linux Shell
  • Objectives
  • Shell Overview
  • Shell Functions
  • Shell Variables
  • Quoting
  • I/O Redirection
  • Pipes
  • User Environment
Lesson 4: Shell Programming & Utilities
Shell Programming
  • Objectives & Prerequisites
  • Creating a Shell Program
  • Executing The Shell Program
  • Comments
  • Debugging Shell Programming
  • Functions
  • Aliases
  • Conditional Testing
  • IF Statement
  • Looping
  • Job Control
Linux Utilities
  • Objectives & Prerequisites
  • Regular Expressions
  • Printing File Information
  • Extracting Information
  • Translating Information
  • Counting Words
  • File Differences
  • Finding Files
Network Commands
  • Objectives & Prerequisites
  • Ping Command
  • Telnet Command
  • FTP Command