Linux for Users
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COURSE LENGTH: 3 Days

COURSE COST: $1495

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This course focuses on the basics of the vendor-neutral Linux Operating System. Topics include Linux evolution, graphical environments, terminal interfaces, the bash shell, Linux file system, file manipulation commands, and process management. The course is supplemented with many hands-on exercises that reinforce the lectures.

AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES

Users with little or no previous experience with Linux, including end users, new employees, project managers, and software support teams.

  

*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Enrollment Sales Order or Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us (learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244). Course subject to minimum enrollment.

COURSE TOPICS:


The History of Linux
Operating Systems
History of UNIX
Richard Stallman and the GNU Project
Linus Torvalds and Linux
GNU, FSF, and the GPL
Commercialization of Linux

Getting Started with Linux
Logging into Linux
The X Server
THe GNOME Display
Terminal Windows
Nautilus
GNOME Applications
Terminal Window Interface
Shell Command Lines
Getting Help
man
info
Linux Architecture

The Linux File System
File Systems
Top Level Directories
Home Directories
Complete vs. Relative Path Names
Directory Commands
/etc/passwd
/etc/group
newgrp
File and Directory Permissions
chmod
umask
Special Permissions

Shell Fundamentals
Shell Funtionalities
Shell Variables
The PATH Variable
The Command Line
Command History
COmmand Line Shortcuts
Command Substitution
Filename Expansion Characters
The Standard Output, The Standard Error, and The Standard Input
Pipes, Aliases, Quoting
Control Sequences
Other Special Characters, Other Shell Freatures

File Manipulation Commands
Linux Test Editors
cat
ls
cp
mv
ln
rm
wc
find
aspell
Job Control

Processes
What is a Process?
Characteristics of a Process
Process Creation
ps
Job Control
Signals
kill
nohup