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.

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

Skills Gained

The delegates will practise:

  • 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
  • Customising their own login environment

Who will the Course Benefit?

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

Course Objectives

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

Examinations

This Linux Introduction course (in conjunction with the Linux Shell Programming and Linux System Administration) will teach some of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Junior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-1, exams LPI 101 and LPI 102).

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

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Requirements

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 are required.

Course Contents - 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 UNIX
  • The UNIX kernel
  • The UNIX 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

Course Contents - 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

  • Replacing text
  • Using the vi editor
  • Using sed for search and replace
  • Searching for text with grep
  • 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

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 8: PROCESSES

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

Session 9: THE USER ENVIRONMENT

  • Customising the .bash_profile file
  • Customising the .bashrc file
  • Exercise: Setting up an environment

Session 10: MORE BASIC COMMANDS

  • The find command
  • The cut command
  • The sort command
  • The finger command
  • Exercise: Using file handling commands

£ 1,095.00 ex.vat

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Course Duration 3 Days
Location Various