Linux for Users Training in Columbus

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Linux for Users class in Columbus, Georgia by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Linux for Users may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Linux for Users may be taught at one of our local training facilities.

Answers to Popular Questions:

 
Yes, this class can be tailored to meet your specific training needs.
Yes, we provide Linux Unix consulting services.
Yes, group discounts are provided.

Course Description

 
This 3-day 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.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1090 (US)

Prerequisites

Students should have some familiarity with an operating system such as Windows or Mac.

Course Outline

 

1. 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

2. Getting Started with Linux
Logging in to Linux
The X Server
The GNOME Display
Terminal Windows
Nautilus
GNOME Applications
Terminal Window Interface
Shell Command Lines
Getting Help
man
info
Linux Architecture

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

4. Shell Fundamentals
Shell Functionality
Shell Variables
The PATH Variable
The Command Line
Command History
Command Line Shortcuts
Command Substitution
Filename Expansion Characters
The Standard Output
The Standard Error
The Standard Input
Pipes
Aliases
Quoting
Control Sequences
Other Special Characters
Other Shell Features

5. File Manipulation Commands
Linux Text Editors
cat
ls
cp
mv
ln
rm
wc
find
aspell

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


Appendix A: The Visual (vi Edit or)
vi Modes
Starting and Stopping vi
Last Line Mode Commands
Cursor Movement Commands
Delete and Search Commands


Appendix B: SELinux
What is SELinux?
Privilege Escalation
Discretionary Access Control
Mandatory Access Control
Mutli-Level / Multi-Category Security
SELinux Modes
Enabling / Disabling SELinux
How SELinux Works
Security Attributes
Security Contexts
Managing Users
Managing Roles
SELinux Booleans
Viewing Alerts
Other SELinux Commands

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Linux Unix Uses & Stats

Linux Unix is Used For:
Desktop Mainframe Computers Mobile Devices Embedded Devices
Difficulty
Popularity
Year Created
1991/1971
Pros
Performance:
Linux supports many efficient tools and operates them seamlessly. Because it's architecture is lightweight it runs faster than both Windows 8.1 and 10. 
 
Security:
Because Linux is an open-source software,  anyone can contribute code to help enhance the users’ experience i.e., adding features, fixing bugs, reducing security risks, and more.
 
 
Software Development:
The terminal in Linux is a *wild card*. You can do almost anything with it. This includes software installation, application and server configurations, file system management, and etc.
 
Large-scale:
Open-source projects benefit from having an attentive community. As a result, Linux is more secure than Windows. Instead of installing anti viruses to clean malware, you just have to stick to the recommended repositories. 
 
Efficient: 
Developers have the convenience of running servers, training machine learning models, accessing remote machines, and compiling and running scripts from the same terminal window. 
 
Free: 
Linux is free (you can put it on as many systems as you like) and you can change it to suit your needs.
Cons
Learning Curve: 
Linux is not for everyone, there is a learning curve in switching to Ubuntu. To actually learn Linux efficiently would take a user one to several years.
 
No Tech Support:
Unlike Windows, there isn’t a dedicated tech support, so getting help for things is up to you. 
 
Designer Compatabilty:
Linux is not as user friendly as Windows or as ‘straight out of the box design’ As an example for design choices, Adobe hasn’t released any of its products to Linux users. So it’s impossible to run them directly. The Ubuntu alternative is a free software called GIMP. 
 
Gaming Capabilities: 
Most games aren’t available in Linux. But that’s not to say you can’t make it happen, it's just not as easy.   
Linux Unix Job Market
Average Salary
$85k-$105k
Job Count
n/a
Top Job Locations

New York City
Boston
San Francisco 

Complimentary Skills to have along with Linux Unix
The following are types of jobs that may require Linux skills.  The top 15 job titles on Dice.com that mention Linux in their postings are:
- DevOps Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Java Developer
- Systems Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Senior Software Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Python Developer
- Linux Systems Administrator
- Software Developer
- System Administrator
- Linux Administrator
- Linux Engineer
- Senior Java Developer
- C++ Developer

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