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Linux Tutorials for Beginners

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This very comprehensive Linux online course covers the following tutorials for beginners:

  • Introduction to Linux Operating System.
  • Linux Installation,
  • Basic Administration, Utilities And Commands, Upgrading, And Application Installation.
  • Introduction to Scripting,
  • Data Management,
  • User Interfaces and Desktops,
  • Essential System Services,
  • Networking Fundamentals,
  • Security And How They Function In Linux.

Lesson 0: Introduction to Linux and Linux Certification

Lesson Objectives

  1. Explain the history of Linux.
  2. Identify reasons why individuals and organizations use Linux.
  3. Discuss Linux certification requirements.

Lesson 1-1: Installing Linux

Lesson Objectives

  1. Create a plan for installation.
  2. Identify methods of installation.
  3. Install Linux.

Lesson 1-2: Shells, Scripts and Data Management

Lesson Objectives

1. Customize and use the shell environment.

2. Create and modify shell scripts.

3. Use SQL commands to manage data.

Lesson 2-1: Boot Process and Shutdown

Lesson Objectives

  1. Identify the steps needed to boot a Linux system.
  2. Install boot loaders.
  3. Identify the Initialization phase.
  4. Identify ways to shut down Linux.

Lesson 2-2: Desktop and User Interface

Lesson Objectives

  1. Configure components that make up the X Window System.
  2. Configure the Display Manager.
  3. Configure accessibility features available in Linux.

Lesson 3-1: Hardware and Process Settings

Lesson Objectives

  1. Describe methods for implementing device drivers.
  2. Manage kernel modules.
  3. Describe hotplug and coldplug devices.
  4. Identify and manage processes.

Lesson 3-2: Users & Groups

Lesson Objectives

  1. Create and manage user and group accounts.
  2. Identify and apply best practices when working with user and group accounts.

Lesson 4-1: Administrative Tasks

Lesson Objectives

  1. Create and manage tasks.
  2. Customize localization and internationalization.
  3. Modify time zone settings.

Lesson 4-2: Working with Linux

Lesson Objectives

  1. Discuss kernels, terminals, and shells.
  2. Customize environment variables.
  3. Use shell commands to manage Linux.
  4. Use help resources to manage Linux.

Lesson 5-1: Essential System Services

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Configure Network Time Protocol to maintain system time.
  2. Describe system logging.
  3. Understand the Mail Transfer Agent.
  4. Install and manage a printing environment.

Lesson 5-2: Working With Linux Part 2

Lesson Objectives

  1. Describe the Linux directory structure.
  2. Identify the File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS).
  3. Describe file types and extensions.
  4. Use additional shell commands to manage Linux.
  5. Perform compression and backups.

Lesson 6-1: Networking Fundamentals

Lesson Objectives

  1. Identify the fundamentals of Internet protocols.
  2. Describe and set up basic network configuration.
  3. Configure DNS on a host.
  4. Identify and use basic network tools for troubleshooting.

Lesson 6-2: Software Installation

Lesson Objectives

  1. Use package managers to install software.
  2. Describe libraries used in scripting.
  3. Discuss tools for troubleshooting software installations.

Lesson 7-1: Security

Lesson Objectives

  1. Perform security administration tasks.
  2. Configure security on a host.
  3. Identify tools and technologies used to encrypt data to ensure network security.

Lesson 7-2: Working with Files, Directories, and Permissions

Lesson Objectives

  1. Manage files and directories.
  2. Locate files and directories.
  3. Describe the structure of files and linking files.
  4. Customize permissions.
  5. Use Linux text editors to modify files.

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About Ahmad Faizan

Mr. Ahmed Faizan Sheikh, M.Sc. (USA), Research Fellow (USA), a member of IEEE & CIGRE, is a Fulbright Alumnus and earned his Master’s Degree in Electrical and Power Engineering from Kansas State University, USA.