Linux Training Overview

This Linux training class teaches attendees the fundamental tools and concepts of Linux and Unix and how to use the command line. Beginners develop solid foundation in Linux, while advanced users discover patterns and fill in gaps in their knowledge. 

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

Linux Training Objectives

All students will learn:

  • Basic file manipulation
  • Basic and advanced filesystem features
  • I/O redirection and pipes
  • Text manipulation and regular expressions
  • How to manage jobs and processes
  • How to use the standard Unix editor
  • How to automate tasks with shell scripts; managing software
  • How to secure remote administration

Linux Training Outline

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What is Linux?
  • Unix and its Design Principles
  • FSF and GNU
  • GPL – General Public License
  • The Linux Kernel
  • Linux Kernel and Versioning
  • Components of a Distribution
  • Slackware
  • SUSE Linux Products
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat Linux Products
  • Oracle Linux
Login and Exploration
  • Logging In
  • Running Programs
  • Interacting with Command Line
  • Desktop Environments
  • GNOME
  • Starting X
  • Gathering Login Session Info
  • Gathering System Info
  • Uptime & w
  • Got root?
  • Switching User Contexts
  • Sudo
  • Help from Commands and Documentation
  • Whereis
  • Getting Help Within the Graphical Desktop
  • Getting Help with man & info
The Linux Filesystem
  • Filesystem Support
  • Unix/Linux Filesystem Features
  • Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
  • Navigating the Filesystem
  • Displaying Directory Contents
  • Filesystem Structures
  • Determining Disk Usage With df and du
  • Determining Disk Usage (GUI)
  • Disk Usage with Quotas
  • File Ownership
  • Default Group Ownership
  • File and Directory Permissions
  • File Creation Permissions with umask
  • SUID and SGID on files
  • SGID and Sticky Bit on Directories
  • Changing File Permissions
  • User Private Group Scheme
Manipulating Files
  • Directory Manipulation
  • File Manipulation
  • Deleting and Creating Files
  • Managing Files Graphically
  • Drag and drop with Nautilus
  • Physical Unix File Structure
  • Filesystem Links
  • File Extensions and Content
  • Displaying Files
  • Previewing Files
  • Producing File Statistics
  • Displaying Binary Files
  • Searching the Filesystem
  • Alternate Search Method
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
  • Which and Type
  • General Quoting Rules
  • Nesting 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
  • GNOME File Roller
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
  • Regex Quantifiers
  • RE Parenthesis
Text Editing
  • Text Editing
  • Pico/GNU Nano
  • Pico/Nano Interface
  • Nano configuration
  • Pico/Nano Shortcuts
  • vi and Vim
  • Learning Vim
  • Basic vi
  • Intermediate vi
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
Command Shells
  • Shells
  • Identifying the Shell
  • Changing the Shell
  • Configuration Files
  • Script Execution
  • Shell 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
  • Exit Status
  • Comparisons with test
  • Conditional Statements
  • Flow Control: case
  • The borne 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
  • Nohup and disown
  • Managing Processes
  • Tuning Process Scheduling
  • Job Control Overview
  • Job Control Commands
  • Persistent Shell Sessions with Screen
  • Using screen
  • Advanced Screen
At and Cron
  • Automating Tasks
  • at/batch
  • cron
  • The crontab Command
  • crontab Format
  • /etc/cron.*/ Directories
  • Anacron
Managing Software
  • Downloading with FTP
  • FTP
  • lftp
  • Command Line Internet – Non-interactive
  • Command Line Internet – Interactive
  • Managing Software Dependencies
  • Using the Yum command
  • Using Yum history
  • YUM package groups
  • Configuring Yum
  • yumdownloader
  • Popular Yum Repositories
  • Using the Zypper command
  • Zypper Services and Catalogs
  • The dselect & APT Frontends to dpkg
  • Aptitude
  • Configuring APT
The Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Secure Shell
  • OpenSSH Client & Server Configuration
  • Accessing Remote Shells
  • Transferring Files
  • Alternative sftp Clients
  • SSH Key Management
  • ssh-agent
Mounting Filesystems & Managing Removable Media
  • Filesystems Concept Review
  • Mounting Filesystems
  • NFS
  • SMB
  • Filesystem Table (/etc/fstab)
  • AutoFS
  • Removable Media
Printing
  • Legacy Print Systems
  • Common UNIX Printing System
  • Defining a Printer
  • Standard Print Commands
  • Format Conversion Utilities
  • enscript and mpage
The X Window System
  • The X Window System
  • X Modularity
  • X.Org Drivers
  • Configuring X Manually
  • Automatic X Configuration
  • Xorg and Fonts
  • Installing Fonts for Modern Applications
  • Installing Fonts for Legacy Applications
  • The X11 Protocol and Display Names
  • Display Managers and Graphical Login
  • Starting X Apps Automatically
  • X Access Control
  • Remote X Access (historical/insecure)
  • Remote X Access (modern/secure)
  • XDMCP
  • Remote Graphical Access With VNC and RDP
  • Specialized X Servers
EMACS
  • Emacs
  • The Emacs Interface
  • Basic Emacs
  • More Emacs Commands
Conclusion
Request Pricing

Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

LNX-114

Duration:

5 Days

Prerequisites:

All students should be comfortable with computers. No familiarity with Linux or other Unix operating systems is required.

Training Materials:

All Linux training attendees receive comprehensive courseware and a related textbook.

Software Requirements:

Accelebrate will provide an environment in the cloud for each participant.  To connect, students will need Internet access, a modern web browser (ideally Google Chrome), and an SSH client.  If cloud connectivity is not possible, please let us know and we can discuss a local set up option, if available.

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