Course Name
Linux Operating System

Contact Hours: 24

Course Description
Linux Course Description
This course will walk you through the Linux installation and setup, including some of the more difficult topics like network settings and graphical interface configuration. Then you will learn the basics of using Linux and get into the popular text editor VI. Using VI you will learn the basics of the Linux shell and how to create and program your own shell. Lastly, the course will cover a number of built-in Linux utilities and network commands.

Linux Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to install and configure Linux as well as know basic shell programming and other Linux utilities. They will have a good understanding of the operating system and how it works. Successful completion of this course will provide students knowledge and understanding necessary to take the first of three required exams to become qualified for the Linux Professional Institute`s LPI Certification and or CompTIA`s Linux+ certification.

This course has pre and post course assessment quizzes to help you gauge your comprehension of the subject matter and allowing you to review weaker areas.


Course Instructor:

William Holliker, is President of Open Systems Courseware which specializes in the development and delivery of leading edge technical training and courseware for Unix, Linux, Programming and Networking technologies. William has been a technical course developer and instructor for over 25 years. He has written three certificate training programs and two certification programs. In addition to his technical experience, William has delivered over 500 technical training courses throughout the world.

Lesson 1: Linux Essentials
Linux Essentials Overview
  • Module Objectives
  • Linux System Overview
  • Differences in Linux and Unix
  • Operating Systems Overview
Linux Installation Details
  • Installation Objectives
  • Install Steps
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Hardware Control
  • Linux Device Names
  • Installation Methods
  • Installation Classes
  • Partitioning the Hard Drive
  • Network Settings
Installing Linux
  • Objectives
  • Firewall Configuration
  • Language Support
  • Account Configuration
  • Packages to Install
  • Post Installation
  • Graphical Interface Configuration
  • Installation Complete
  • First Boot following Installation
  • Installing Student Training Files
Lesson 2: Linux Utilization
Using Linux
  • Objectives
  • Login Screens
  • Logging In
  • The Shell
  • Linux Resources
  • Linux Reference Manual
  • Keyword Searches
  • Command Execution
  • Option Formats
  • Types of Commands
  • Passwords
  • User Information
  • Processes
Linux Communications
  • Objectives
  • Electronic Mail
Linux File System
  • Objectives
  • Types of Files
  • File Systems Characteristics
  • File System Commands
  • Directory Commands
  • File Manipulation Commands
  • Printing Files
Lesson 3: Linux Text Editing and Linux Shell
Linux Text Editing
  • Objectives
  • Editing Modes
  • Entering & Exiting VI
  • Navigating within VI
  • Creating Text
  • Modifying Text
  • Text Substitution
  • VI Shortcuts
  • VI Options
Linux Shell
  • Objectives
  • Shell Overview
  • Shell Functions
  • Shell Variables
  • Quoting
  • I/O Redirection
  • Pipes
  • User Environment
Lesson 4: Shell Programming & Utilities
Shell Programming
  • Objectives & Prerequisites
  • Creating a Shell Program
  • Executing The Shell Program
  • Comments
  • Debugging Shell Programming
  • Functions
  • Aliases
  • Conditional Testing
  • IF Statement
  • Looping
  • Job Control
Linux Utilities
  • Objectives & Prerequisites
  • Regular Expressions
  • Printing File Information
  • Extracting Information
  • Translating Information
  • Counting Words
  • File Differences
  • Finding Files
Network Commands
  • Objectives & Prerequisites
  • Ping Command
  • Telnet Command
  • FTP Command