Introduction to Linux — A 3 day course

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This course is a practical introduction to Unix and Linux, taught through their most popular incarnation: GNU/Linux. This course is delivered over 3 days and is a selected subset from our full public scheduled offering.

This course focuses on the underlying principles of Unix and Linux in a system-independent way, ensuring that delegates learn the core concepts, which apply throughout Unix and are present in all versions of Linux, no matter who the vendor may be (e.g. UnitedLinux, Red Hat, SuSE, Debian Linux, Mandrake, Sun Solaris and Linux, BSD Unix, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, AIX, HP-UX, Tru64 Unix, etc.).

This course provide a thorough introduction to UNIX and Linux covering basic operating system concepts, and gives a solid grounding in UNIX command, utilities, and shell features.

As with all of our Unix/Linux courses, this course makes extensive use of practical exercises and draws heavily on our trainers’ own experience of implementing Unix and Linux based e-commerce solutions.



The Unix and Linux command line


Text editing with Vi

Configuration files

Regular expression searches

Processes and jobs

Filesystem concepts and use

Filesystem security

The X window system

Advanced shell usage


Suitable For

Experienced computer users who are relatively new to Unix or Linux and need to master a Unix/Linux system quickly and effectively. e.g. former MacOS or Microsoft Windows users

Linux and Unix users who need to consolidate and advance basic knowledge that they have picked up in an ad hoc fashion

Linux and Unix users taking their first steps into professional Unix/Linux system administration, Unix/Linux network administration or Unix/Linux programming


Advanced computer literacy

Knowledge of other operating systems an advantage

A willingness to learn and use command line applications