Learning Linux Essentials: Taking your first steps in Linux

Learning Linux Essentials: Taking your first steps in Linux

Learning Linux Essentials: Taking your first steps in Linux

Add Linux to your CV and start studying for the Linux Professional Institute certificate in Linux Essentials

Language: english

Note: 4.7/5 (897 notes) 4,473 students

Instructor(s): Andrew Mallett

Last update: 2015-10-22

What you’ll learn

  • Navigate the Linux command line
  • Execute Linux commands
  • Understand Open Source Software
  • Establish file system security
  • Run commands as standard and elevated users
  • Identify different Linux distributions

 

Requirements

  • This is a fundamentals course introducing Linux. Access to Linux is useful to follow through in the labs. This can be on a physical host or virtualized. We step though installing Virtual Box

 

Description

Let me guide you though each of the objectives outlines for the LPI Linux Essentials exam and get your foot in the door for you dream Linux career.

My name is Andrew Mallett and I am the Urban Penguin who has been teaching LInux now for decades including over 800 video on Youtube. Covering each of the objectives in the detail that you will need to pass the exam with additional steps on setting up VirtualBox. I will not leave you wanting.

You will learn mainly though demonstrations and we have close to 8 hours of screen-share demonstrations and clear instructions for you to follow. So if you are looking to make your first steps in learning LInux for a career then you will not go far wrong with this course

 

Who this course is for

  • Those wanting to gain the fundamental skills in Linux
  • Those who want to understand the power of he command line
  • Students wishing to pursue Linux Essentials certification from the LPI
  • This is not for experienced Linux Administrators

 

Course content

  • Introduction
    • Welcome
    • Course Outline
    • What is Linux Essentials
    • What you will need
    • Installing VirtualBox onto Windows
    • Install Ubuntu into VirtualBox
    • Install Guest Additions
    • Using the Raspberry Pi
    • Summary
  • Linux Evolution and Popular Operating Systems
    • Introduction
    • Open Source Software Philosophy
    • Popular Linux Distrubutions
    • Embedded Linux Systems
    • Evolution of Linux
    • Summary
  • Major Open Source Software
    • Introduction
    • Desktop Applications
    • Using LibreOffice
    • Using Thunderbird Email Client
    • Web Browsers in Linux
    • Creating Graphics with GIMP
    • Server Applications
    • Linux Web Servers
    • Database Servers with MySQL
    • Samba and NFS File Servers
    • Development Languages in Linux
    • Programming in C
    • Programming with Java
    • Scripting with BASH
    • Scripting with PERL
    • Scripting with Python
    • Software Management
    • Open Source Software
    • Summary
  • Understanding Open Source Software and Licensing
    • Introduction
    • Open Source Licensing
    • Open Source Organizations
    • Business Models
    • Summary
  • ICT Skills and Working in Linux
    • Introduction
    • So what do your need to know?
    • Desktop Skills
    • Using the Command Line Interface
    • Managing User Passwords
    • Where is Linux Used
    • Activity: Research Where Linux is Used
    • Summary
  • Command Line Basics
    • Introduction
    • Welcome to the Command Line
    • Command Line Syntax
    • BASH Variables
    • Shell Quoting
    • Quoting Gotchas
    • File Globbing
    • BASH History
    • Command Line Quiz
    • Summary
  • Using the Command Line to get Help
    • Introduction
    • What Help is Available
    • Command Line Help
    • Using MAN pages
    • Using INFO pages
    • System Documentation
    • Command Line Help Quiz
    • Summary
  • Using Directories and Listing Files
    • Introduction
    • The Linux File System
    • It all started with ls
    • All Change: Using cd
    • Knowing the dot and dot dot Directories
    • The Home Directory and the Tilde
    • Activity: Changing Directories
    • Summary
  • Copying, Deleting Moving and Renaming Files
    • Introduction
    • File Types in Linux
    • Copy Files with cp
    • Move and Rename with mv
    • Create Files and Directories
    • Delete Files and Directories
    • Managing Files Quiz
    • Summary
  • Archiving Files from the Command Line
    • Introduction
    • What will we be doing?
    • Using the command tar
    • Zipping files with compession programs
    • Combine tar and gzip into the one operation
    • Activity: Backup $HOME
    • Summary
  • Searching and Extracting Data from Files
    • Introduction
    • Let me get you excited
    • Command Line Pipes
    • File Redirection
    • Simple Regular Expressions
    • Examples
    • Activity: Search Files
    • Summary
  • Turning Commands into Scripts
    • Introduction
    • Why are Scripts so Important
    • A Script Start with a Shebang!
    • Creating, Naming and Executing Scripts
    • Variables in Scripts: Forking and Sourcing
    • What IF: Using Conditional Expressions
    • Groundhog Day: Using For Loops
    • Prompting Users and While Loops
    • Activity: Create Shell Script
    • Summary
  • Choosing and Operating System
    • Introduction
    • Compare Operating Systems
    • Linux Support and Release Models
    • Do I need a GUI
    • Summary
  • What’s in my Box
    • Introduction
    • Linux and Hardware
    • Hardware Architecture
    • Device Drivers
    • Disks and Partitions
    • Are you Busy?
    • Activity: List Drives
    • Summary
  • Where’s my Data
    • Introduction
    • The FHS: The Linux File System Standard
    • Monitoring File Systems
    • Log Files
    • Finding your Data
    • Summary
  • Networking Linux
    • Introduction
    • What do we Mean by Networking in Linux
    • Displaying IP Addresses
    • Displaying Route Tables
    • DNS: Computers vs Humans
    • Test Name Resolution
    • Activity: List Network Configuration
    • Summary
  • Linux User Types and Access Levels
    • Introduction
    • User Types
    • Account Databases
    • Who Am I
    • Raise Privileges
    • Summary
  • Create Users and Groups
    • Introduction
    • Do we Really Need Users
    • Creating Users
    • Creating Groups
    • Populating Groups
    • Managing Passwords and Shadow Data
    • Monitoring Login Activity
    • Activity: Creating Users and Groups
    • Summary
  • Managing File Permissions and Ownership
    • Introduction
    • File Permissions
    • Viewing File Permissions
    • Understanding File Permissions
    • Setting Permissions
    • Setting File Ownership
    • Quiz: File Permissions and Ownership
    • Summary
  • Special Files and Directories
    • Introduction
    • Temporary Directories
    • Symbolic Links
    • Quiz: Temporary Directories and Links
    • Summary
    • What Now?

 

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