Linux Power User

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Linux Power User


Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for personal computers, but since it has been ported to more computer hardware platforms than any other operating system. Today, Linux systems are used in every domain, from embedded systems to Servers, Clusters, Mobile platforms, Supercomputers and more.

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to become Linux power user. Participants will learn how to effectively use, customize and script a Linux system for common command line processes as well as use basic network utilities.


Target Audience:
This course is designed for anyone seeking to exploit the power of the shell and command-line interface.

Before attending this course, participants should have basic knowledge and experience working with Windows OS. Prior experience with Linux is not required.

Course Topics

Module 1 – Using the Shell

  • About Shells and Terminal Windows
  • Choosing Your Shell
  • Running Commands
  • Recalling Commands Using Command History
  • Connecting and Expanding Commands
  • Using Shell Variables
  • Creating Your Shell Environment
  • Getting Information About Commands
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Module 2 – Moving Around the Filesystem

  • Using Basic Filesystem Commands
  • Using Metacharacters and Operators
  • Listing Files and Directories
  • Understanding File Permissions and Ownership
  • Moving, Copying, and Removing Files
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Module 3 – Working with Text Files

  • Editing Files with vim and vi
  • Finding Files
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Module 4 – Managing Running Processes

  • Understanding Processes
  • Listing Processes
  • Managing Background and Foreground Processes
  • Killing and Renicing Processes
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Module 5 – Writing Simple Shell Scripts

  • Understanding Shell Scripts
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Module 6 – Becoming a Linux System Administrator

  • Installing Linux
  • Some Known sysadmin commands
  • Exercises
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