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Introduction to Linux
2 Day Onsite / 16 Hour Online Hands-On Training.

This comprehensive two-day course aims to equip the novice Linux user with all the skills necessary to navigate the system and make productive use of the tools available, including the Windows systems, the vi editor and essential Linux commands. It also forms the necessary foundation for subsequent Linux courses.

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Linux/UNIX overview
What are Linux and Unix 
Advantages and disadvantages
Basic command examples
Other versions of Unix
Future of Linux 
Availability, licensing and support
Getting started
Logging in and out
Keyboard basics 
Files, directories and path names 
Creating and examining files
Effective use of directories
Moving, copying and removing files 
Basic system password security
Documentation and the man command 
Common problems
The vi editor
Invoking vi
Insert and Append 
Moving around the text
Deleting text. Change operators
Other insert operators 
Searching for text 
Search and replace 
Saving and quitting
The next stage
Introduction to Linux shells
Bash shell interaction
Re-direction and piping
Shell metacharacters 
The history mechanism, and command line editing facilities
The shell quoting mechanism 
Setting up and using aliases 
Process control
More complex copying and moving
Protecting files and directories 
Shell variables and setting up the environment
Environment variables
Introduction to Linux utilities such as grep, gawk, sort and find
Windows Environments
A guide to the window Managers available under Linux
Graphical login, and starting windows from the command line 
An examination of the major tools available
Front Panel, File Managers, and the Help system 
Other useful window utilities and tools
Customising the Workspace and setting basic user preferences
Introduction to networking
Introduction to network concepts
Ethernet overview 
Network basic commands (including logging in to other machines)
Network File System (NFS) - overview, benefits and uses
Web browsers and web servers technical overview

Linux/UNIX overview

  • What are Linux and Unix
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Basic command examples
  • Other versions of Unix
  • Future of Linux
  • Availability, licensing and support

Getting started

  • Logging in and out
  • Keyboard basics
  • Files, directories and path names
  • Creating and examining files
  • Effective use of directories
  • Moving, copying and removing files
  • Basic system password security
  • Documentation and the man command
  • Common problems

The vi editor

  • Invoking vi
  • Insert and Append
  • Moving around the text
  • Deleting text. Change operators
  • Other insert operators
  • Searching for text
  • Search and replace
  • Saving and quitting

The next stage

  • Introduction to Linux shells
  • Bash shell interaction
  • Re-direction and piping
  • Shell metacharacters
  • The history mechanism, and command line editing facilities
  • The shell quoting mechanism
  • Setting up and using aliases
  • Process control
  • More complex copying and moving
  • Protecting files and directories
  • Shell variables and setting up the environment
  • Environment variables
  • Introduction to Linux utilities such as grep, gawk, sort and find

 

Windows Environments

 

  • A guide to the window Managers available under Linux
  • Graphical login, and starting windows from the command line
  • An examination of the major tools available
  • Front Panel, File Managers, and the Help system
  • Other useful window utilities and tools
  • Customizing the Workspace and setting basic user preferences

 

 

Introduction to networking

  • Introduction to network concepts
  • Ethernet overview
  • Network basic commands (including logging in to other machines)
  • Network File System (NFS) - overview, benefits and uses
  • Web browsers and web servers technical overview

 

 

 
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