Linux for Users Training

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Linux for Users class in Linuxfor, Users 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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