Linux Fundamentals


Course Number: LNX-114

Duration: 4 days (26 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

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 a solid foundation in Linux, while advanced users discover patterns and fill in gaps in their knowledge. 

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

  • Manipulate files
  • Master basic and advanced filesystem features
  • Use I/O redirection and pipes to control the follow of data
  • Search and manipulate text using regular expressions
  • Manage jobs and processes
  • Master use the standard Linux text editors
  • Automate tasks with shell scripts
  • Manage software packages

Prerequisites

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

Outline

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Introduction: What is Linux?
  • Unix and its Design Principles
  • FSF and GNU
  • The Linux Kernel
  • Linux Kernel and Versioning
  • Linux Distribution types and families
Login and Exploration
  • Logging In
  • Running Programs
  • Interacting with Command Line
  • Desktop Graphical Environments
  • Gathering Login Session Info
  • Gathering System Info
  • Uptime & w
  • Using the root account
  • Switching User Contexts (sudo)
  • Help from Commands and Documentation (man,info,pinfo)
  • Getting Help Within the Graphical Desktop (yelp)
The Linux Filesystem
  • Filesystem Support
  • Linux Filesystem Features
  • Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
  • Navigating the Filesystem (ls,find,which,whereis)
  • Displaying Directory Contents
  • Filesystem Structures
  • Determining Disk Usage With df
  • Determining Disk Usage (GUI)
  • 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
  • Nautilus Graphical File Manager
  • Hard and Symbolic Links
  • Displaying Files contents
  • Producing File Statistics
  • Searching the Filesystem (find, locate)
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
Archiving and Compression
  • Archives with tar
  • The gzip Compression Utility
Text Processing
  • Searching Inside Files
  • The Streaming Editor
  • Text Processing with  awk/nawk/gawk
  • Replacing Text Characters
  • Text Sorting
  • Extracting Columns of Text
  • Combining Files and Merging Text
  • Comparing File content
Regular Expressions
  • Regular Expression Overview
  • (Standard) Regular Expressions
Text Editing
  • Text Editing
  • Nano
  • gedit
  • vi and Vim
Messaging
  • Electronic Mail (mail, mailx)
  • Sending Email with sendmail
  • broadcasting with wall and mesg
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 Scripts Features and Layout
  • Shell Script Template
  • Positional Parameters
  • Input & Output
  • Doing Math
  • Exit Status
  • Conditional Statements
  • Flow Control: case
  • for, while and until Loops
Process Management and Job Control
  • What is a Process?
  • Process Lifecycle
  • Process States
  • Viewing Processes
  • Signals
  • Tools to Send Signals
  • create a daemon process with nohup
  • Managing Processes
  • Job Control Overview and Commands
At and Cron
  • Automating Tasks
  • at/batch
  • cron
  • The crontab Command
  • crontab Format
  • /etc/cron.*/ Directories
Managing Software
  • Downloading files with wget and curl
  • Managing Software Dependencies
  • Using the yum/dnf command
  • Using yum history
  • Configuring Yum
  • Yum Repositories
The Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Secure Shell
  • OpenSSH Client & Server Configuration
  • Accessing Remote Shells
  • Transferring Files
  • SSH Key Management
Mounting Filesystems
  • Filesystems Concept Review
  • Mounting Filesystems
  • NFS
  • SMB
  • Filesystem Table (/etc/fstab)
  • AutoFS
Printing
  • Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS)
  • Defining a Printer
  • Standard Print Commands
Conclusion

Training Materials

All Linux training attendees 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 and a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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