Linux Introduction

Course Code: LI

Duration: 3 days

 
 

Linux Introduction Course Overview

This Linux Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the LINUX Operating System. The most commonly used commands and utilities are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities.

The course discusses the mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment and the main features of the Bash shell are introduced.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to work productively in the LINUX environment.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to understand and use the LINUX Operating System.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • The history of the UNIX and Linux operating systems
  • Navigating and creating files and directories within the UNIX filesystem
  • Navigating and searching manual pages
  • Structuring commands
  • File and directory management commands
  • Shell redirection and pipe facilities
  • Editing text files using the vi / Vim editor
  • Customising the vi / Vim environment
  • Searching and replacing text and regular expressions (regex)
  • Recalling and editing commands with the Bash and Korn Shell
  • Setting and changing file and directory permissions
  • Creating hard and symbolic links
  • Filtering text with cut and Awk
  • Monitoring and killing processes and process priorities
  • Configuring the Shell environment and variables
  • The find and locate commands
  • Further basic commands

Linux Introduction Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM

  • A brief history of UNIX / Linux
  • The UNIX / Linux kernel
  • The UNIX / Linux file system structure
  • File and directory management commands
  • Absolute vs Relative Pathnames
  • Further basic commands
  • Exercise: Navigating the file system

Session 2: BASIC COMMANDS

  • Command line syntax
  • Basic file handling commands
  • Basic Directory handling commands
  • Filename wildcard characters
  • Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

Session 3: REDIRECTION AND PIPES

  • Input and Output redirection
  • Redirecting errors
  • Piping commands
  • Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

Linux Introduction Training Course

Session 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE vi/Vim EDITOR

  • Overview of the vi/Vim editor
  • The language of vi
  • Undoing and Redoing changes
  • Input Mode and Last Line Mode
  • Further vi functions
  • Executing commands within vi / Vim
  • Customising the vi / Vim Environment
  • Getting Help
  • Exercises: Using the vi editor

Session 5: SEARCHING AND REPLACING TEXT

  • Searching and replacing text using the vi editor
  • Using regular expressions (regex)
  • Using sed for search and replace
  • Searching for text with grep, egrep and fgrep
  • Exercises: Searching and Replacing Text

Session 6: RECALLING AND EDITING COMMANDS

  • Overview
  • The bash shell
  • The korn shell
  • Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

Session 7: FILE PERMISSIONS AND ACCESS CONTROL

  • Users and user groups
  • File access permissions
  • Changing file attributes
  • Switching users and user groups
  • Linking files
  • Exercise: Setting and access permissions

Linux Introduction Training Course

Session 8: FILTERING TEXT

  • Overview
  • The cut command
  • An introduction to awk
  • The nl command
  • Exercises: Filtering Text

Session 9: PROCESSES

  • What is a process?
  • Monitoring processes
  • Killing processes
  • Background processes
  • Job Control
  • Grouping commands
  • Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

Session 10: THE USER ENVIRONMENT

  • Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
  • Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
  • Exercise: Setting up an environment

Session 11: MORE BASIC COMMANDS

  • The find command
  • Using xargs command
  • The locate command
  • The df command
  • The cut command
  • The sort command
  • Finding duplicate content
  • The pinky command
  • Exercise: More Basic Commands
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Examinations

This course, together with the Linux Shell Programming course, helps delegates prepare for the following exam:

  • Linux Essentials (LPI, exam 010-160)

This course, together with the Linux Shell Programming and Linux System Administration (LPI & CompTIA) courses, helps delegates prepare for the following exams:

  • Linux Administrator (LPIC-1, exams LPI 101-500 and LPI 102-500)
  • CompTIA Linux+ (exams LX0-103, LX0-104 and XKO-004)

Attending this course will help delegates gain many of the skills and product knowledge requirements as outlined in the exams objectives. Studying these courses and their associated reference materials can form part of the preparation to achieve certification. Experience, practice, self-study and aptitude are also key requirements for exam success.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The LPI and CompTIA websites lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this Linux Introduction training course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology and an understanding of operating systems is required.

Course Reviews

Excellent training course with good content and an excellent trainer.

Andy - IT - March 2022


Trainer was exceptional, clear and explained things really well. Had some great analogies that helped explain more difficult subjects.

Rob - IT


The course was run at a perfect pace and the trainer was brilliant, the best training course tutor I've had so this made the course very interesting and engaging, thank you so much.

Jason - Application Solution Configurer - Utilities


Very good introductory course to Linux. I came with little knowledge of Linux and now feel a lot comfortable and at home when using this OS. Excellent learning facility.

Solomon - Software Contractor - Manufacturing


Joined this course with no prior experience but a few trials on code academy. The trainer made the class fun and easy to follow. It is a lot of information to take in but it doesn't take long to get comfortable with. As the trainer said, the key is to practice, and this I intend on doing! Thank you very much!

Reena - content protection manager - IT


The training was very good, I will be using some of what I learnt in my job role which will enable me to progress further. The trainer was also very helpful, answering any questions we had and explained everything.

Stephen - Technical Analyst - Retail / Hire


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