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Linux Introduction

This Linux Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the LINUX Operating System. The most commonly used commands and utilities are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities.

The course discusses the mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment and the main features of the Bash shell are introduced.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to work productively in the LINUX environment.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to understand and use the LINUX Operating System.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

Creating, copying, renaming, moving and deleting files and directories
Using the shell’s redirection and pipe facilities
Editing text files using the vi editor
Setting and changing access permissions on files
Monitoring and controlling their own processes
Using the basic file and text searching utilities, including regular expressions (regex)
Customising their own login environment

Prerequisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for this Linux Introduction training course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology and an understanding of operating systems is required.

Examinations

This course, together with the Linux Shell Programming course, helps delegates prepare for the following exam:

Linux Essentials (LPI, exam 010-160)
This course, together with the Linux Shell Programming and Linux System Administration (LPI & CompTIA) courses, helps delegates prepare for the following exams:

Linux Administrator (LPIC-1, exams LPI 101-500 and LPI 102-500)
CompTIA Linux+ (exams LX0-103, LX0-104 and XKO-004)
Attending this relevant course will help delegates gain many of the skills and product knowledge requirements as outlined in the exam objectives. Studying this course and its associated reference materials can form part of the preparation to achieve certification. Experience, practice, self-study and aptitude are also key requirements for exam success.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The LPI and CompTIA websites lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.


  • Course content

    Day 1

    Course Introduction
    Administration and Course Materials
    Course Structure and Agenda
    Delegate and Trainer Introductions

    Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM

    A brief history of Linux and UNIX
    The Linux kernel
    The Linux file system
    Getting started navigating the file system
    The file system structure
    Directories and files
    Pathnames
    Navigating the file system
    Exercise: Logging on to the system
    Exercise: Navigating the file system

    Session 2: BASIC COMMANDS

    Command line syntax
    Basic file handling commands
    Basic Directory handling commands
    Filename wildcard characters
    Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

    Session 3: REDIRECTION AND PIPES

    Input redirection
    Output redirection
    Pipes
    Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

    Day 2

    Session 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE vi EDITOR

    Overview of the vi editor
    Basic functions
    Switching to input mode
    Other useful commands
    Exercises: Using the vi editor

    Session 5: SEARCHING AND REPLACING TEXT

    Searching and replacing text using the vi editor
    Using regular expressions (regex)
    Using sed for search and replace
    Searching for text with grep, egrep and fgrep
    Exercises: Searching and Replacing Text

    Session 6: RECALLING AND EDITING COMMANDS

    Overview
    The bash shell
    The korn shell
    Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

    Session 7: FILE PERMISSIONS AND ACCESS CONTROL

    Users and user groups
    File access permissions
    Changing file attributes
    Switching users and user groups
    Linking files
    Exercise: Setting and access permissions

    Day 3

    Session 8: FILTERING TEXT

    Overview
    The cut command
    An introduction to awk
    The nl command
    Exercises: Filtering Text

    Session 9: PROCESSES

    What is a process?
    Monitoring processes
    Killing processes
    Background processes
    Job Control
    Grouping commands
    Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

    Session 10: THE USER ENVIRONMENT

    Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
    Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
    Exercise: Setting up an environment

    Session 11: MORE BASIC COMMANDS

    The find command
    Using xargs command
    The locate command
    The df command
    The cut command
    The sort command
    Finding duplicate content
    The pinky command
    Exercise: More Basic Commands

Duration: 3 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £1095 + VAT

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