Introduction to Linux for End Users

30 Ratings

Course Number: LNX-100

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Linux End User Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to Linux for End Users course teaches attendees the fundamental tools and concepts of Linux.

NOTE: This class can be taught using the Linux distribution of your choice.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Programming courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Understand basic file manipulation
  • Learn basic and advanced file system features
  • Use I/O redirection and pipes
  • Work with text manipulation and regular expressions
  • Manage jobs and processes
  • Use vi, the standard Unix editor
  • Automate tasks with shell scripts
  • Manage Linux software
  • Secure remote administration

Prerequisites

No prior Linux familiarity is presumed.

Outline

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Introduction
What is Linux?
  • Unix Origins and Design Principles
  • Unix Timeline
  • FSF and GNU
  • GPL - General Public License
  • The Linux Kernel and Versioning
  • Components of a Distribution
  • Slackware
  • SUSE Linux Products
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat Linux Products and CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • Mandriva
Login and Exploration
  • Logging In
  • Running Programs
  • Interacting with Command Line
  • The X Window System
  • Starting X
  • Gathering Login Session Info
  • Gathering System Info
  • got root?
  • Switching User Contexts
  • sudo
  • Help from Commands and Documentation
  • Getting Help with man & info
The Linux FileSystem
  • File System Support
  • Unix/Linux File System Features
  • File System Hierarchy Standard
  • Navigating the File System
  • Displaying Directory Contents
  • File System Structures
  • Determining Disk Usage With df and du
  • Determining Disk Usage With baobab
  • Disk Usage with Quotas
  • File Ownership
  • Default Group Ownership
  • File and Directory Permissions
  • File Creation Permissions with umask
  • Changing File Permissions
  • SUID and SGID on files
  • SGID and Sticky Bit on Directories
  • User Private Group Scheme
Manipulating Files
  • Directory Manipulation
  • File Manipulation
  • Deleting and Creating Files
  • Physical UNIX File Structure
  • File System Links
  • File Extensions and Content
  • Displaying Files
  • Previewing Files
  • Displaying Binary Files
  • Searching the File System
  • Alternate Search Method
  • Producing File StatisticsSection
Shell Basics
  • Role of Command Shell
  • Communication Channels
  • File Redirection
  • Piping Commands Together
  • Filename Matching
  • File Globbing and Wildcard Patterns
  • Brace Expansion
  • Shell and Environment Variables
  • Key Environment Variables
  • General Quoting Rules
  • Nesting Commands
  • Multiple and Multi-line Commands
Archiving and Compression
  • Archives with tar
  • Archives with cpio
  • The gzip Compression Utility
  • The bzip2 Compression Utility
  • The XZ Compression Utility
  • The PKZIP Archiving/Compression format
Text Processing
  • Searching Inside Files
  • The Streaming Editor
  • Text Processing with awk
  • Replacing Text Characters
  • Text Sorting
  • Duplicate Removal Utility
  • Extracting Columns of Text
  • Combining Files and Merging Text
  • Comparing File Changes
Regular Expressions
  • Regular Expression Overview
  • Regular Expressions
  • RE Character Classes
  • RE Quantifiers
  • RE Parenthesis
Text Editing
  • Text Editing
  • Pico/GNU Nano
  • Pico/Nano Interface
  • Pico/Nano Shortcuts
  • vi and Vim
  • Learning vi
  • Basic vi
  • Intermediate vi
Command Shells
  • Shells
  • Identifying the Shell
  • Changing the Shell
  • Bourne sh: Configuration Files
  • Script Execution
  • Bourne sh: Prompts
  • bash: Bourne-Again Shell
  • bash: Configuration Files
  • bash: Command Line History
  • bash: Command Editing
  • bash: Command Completion
  • bash: "shortcuts"
  • bash: prompt
  • Setting Resource Limits via ulimit
Introduction to Shell Scripting
  • Shell Script Strengths and
  • Weaknesses
  • Example Shell Script
  • Positional Parameters
  • Input & Output
  • Doing Math
  • Comparisons with test
  • Exit Status
  • Conditional Statements
  • Flow Control: case
  • The for Loop
  • The while and until Loops
Process Management and Job Control
  • What is a Process?
  • Process Lifecycle
  • Process States
  • Viewing Processes
  • Signals
  • Tools to Send Signals
  • Job Control Overview
  • Job Control Commands
  • Persistent Shell Sessions with Screen
  • Using screen
  • Advanced Screen
Process Administration
  • Automating Tasks
  • at/batch
  • cron
  • The crontab Command
  • Crontab Format
  • /etc/cron.*/Directories
  • Anacron
  • Managing Processes
  • Tuning Process Scheduling
Managing Software
  • Downloading with FTP
  • FTP
  • lftp
  • Command Line Internet - Non-interactive
  • Command Line Internet - Interactive
  • Managing Software Dependencies
  • Using the YUM command
  • YUM package groups
  • Configuring YUM
  • Popular YUM Repositories
  • Using the Zypper command
  • Zypper Services and Catalogs
  • The dselect & Apt Frontends to dpkg
  • Aptitude
  • Configuring Apt
Messaging
  • System Messaging Commands
  • Controlling System Messaging
  • Internet Relay Chat
  • Instant Messenger Clients
  • Electronic Mail
  • Sending Email with sendmail
  • Sending and Receiving Email with mailx
  • Sending and Receiving Email with mutt
  • Sending Email with Pine
  • Evolution
Printing
  • Linux Printer Sub-systems
  • Legacy Print Systems
  • Common UNIX Printing System
  • Defining a Printer
  • Standard Print Commands
  • Format Conversion Utilities
  • Ghostscript
  • enscript and mpage
The Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Secure Shell
  • ssh and sshd Configuration
  • Accessing Remote Shells
  • Transferring Files
  • Alternative sftp Clients
  • SSH Key Management
  • ssh-agent
Mounting FileSystems & Managing Removable Media
  • File Systems Concept Review
  • Mounting File Systems
  • NFS
  • SMB
  • File System Table (/etc/fstab)
  • AutoFS
  • Removable Media
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Linux training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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