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Linux Introduction

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

143

Duration

4 Days

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Bring greater efficiency to your IT infrastructure by learning to employ the standardised and finely tuned processes of the Linux operating system in your enterprise environment. In this training course, you gain the foundational knowledge and skills to administer and support your Linux OS, and learn to control permissions, process data, and perform administrative tasks.

You Will Learn How To

  • Administer and support Linux in your environment
  • Manage and automate GNU open-source tools
  • Create, edit, and search files and directories
  • Connect to network services
  • Run shell scripts for automation

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Basic computer knowledge and familiarity operating a computer system

Software:

  • This course uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Concepts taught are applicable to all Linux distributions

Course Outline

  • Introducing Linux
  • The UNIX heritage
  • Linux inception
  • Linux kernel and GNU tools
  • Accessing the System

The GNOME desktop

  • Applying system settings
  • Customising favorites
  • Personalising the terminal window

Starting at the command line

  • Switching to console logins
  • Performing an SSH login
  • Structuring commands
  • Managing Files and Directories

Naming files and directories

  • Contrasting full and relative pathnames
  • Unravelling the file system hierarchy
  • Handling files cp and mv

Organising files under directories

  • Making and navigating directories
  • Listing attributes with ls

Working with Linux files

  • Accelerating command-line usage with Bash wildcards
  • Scrolling through files with GNU less
  • Comparing files with diff
  • Controlling Access to Linux Resources

Defining access rights to files

  • Identifying multiple users and groups
  • Adjusting access permissions: chmod

Collaborating via group membership

  • Joining secondary groups
  • Inheriting and changing group ownership

Adopting multiple roles

  • Switching identity
  • Changing passwords
  • Raising privilege with su, sudo and setuid

Searching the system

  • Locating files with find
  • Finding pathnames with locate

Manipulating streams

  • Matching lines with GNU grep
  • Selecting lines and fields: head, tail, gawk, cut
  • Redirection and pipelines

Editing files and streams

  • Automating stream edits with sed
  • Creating and modifying files: vim, gedit
  • Leveraging Bash Shell Features

Customising Bash behaviour

  • Setting options: noclobber, ignoreeof
  • Assigning to built-in shell variables

Initialising context

  • Exporting variables to the environment
  • Extending login and startup scripts

Enhancing interactivity

  • Retrieving and reusing previous commands
  • Exploiting file name completion shortcuts
  • Automating Tasks with Shell Scripts

Invoking shell scripts

  • Taking bash input from a file
  • Running scripts using source

Testing and controlling execution

  • Checking exit status with if
  • Verifying file attributes with conditionals
  • Executing Jobs and Processes

Monitoring processes with ps and top

  • Launching multiple jobs
  • Signaling with kill

Archiving and retrieving data

  • Compressing with bzip and gzip
  • Creating tar archives
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online at any time after class and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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“Now that I’ve attended this Linux course, when I’m working on customer sites I am able to move and speak with confidence to Unix/Linux Admin”.

- B. Shonubi, Workload Automation Consultant
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