Course Code: 688

Linux Fundamentals

Class Dates:
1/28/2019
3/25/2019
Length:
5 Days
Cost:
$2495
Class Time:
Technology:
Desktop
Delivery:

Overview

  • Course Overview
  • This is a challenging course that focuses on the fundamental tools and concepts of Linux and Unix. The course's focus on proficient use of the command line benefits all skill levels. Beginners develop a solid foundation in Unix, while advanced users discover patterns and fill in gaps in their knowledge. The course material is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience. Topics include: basic file manipulation; basic and advanced filesystem features; I/O redirection and pipes; text manipulation and regular expressions; managing jobs and processes; vi, the standard Unix editor; automating tasks with shell scripts; managing software; secure remote administration; and more.
  • Audience
  • Students should be comfortable with computers. No familiarity with Linux or other Unix operating systems is required.

Prerequisites

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Course Details

  • What is Linux?
  • UNIX Origins, Design Principles, Time line
  • FSF and GNU
  • GPL - General Public License
  • The Linux Kernel
  • Linux Features
  • Popular Uses of Linux
  • What is a Distribution?
  • Components of Distributions
  • Slackware and Mandriva
  • Red Hat
  • SUSE Linux Products
  • Debian and Ubuntu
  • Multi-User Concepts
  • got root?
  • Logging In
  • Switching User Contexts
  • Gathering Login Session and System Info
  • Getting Help with man & info
  • $MANPATH, whatis and apropos
  • Help from Commands and Documentation
  • The Linux Filesystem
  • Filesystem Support
  • UNIX/Linux Filesystem Features
  • Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
  • Navigating the Filesystem
  • Displaying Directory Contents
  • Determining Disk Usage
  • Disk Usage with Quotas
  • File Ownership
  • Default Group Ownership
  • File and Directory Permissions
  • File Creation Permissions
  • Changing File Permissions
  • Manipulating Files
  • Directory Manipulation
  • File Manipulation
  • Deleting and Creating Files
  • Physical Unix File Structure
  • Filesystem Links
  • File Extensions and Content
  • Displaying Files
  • Previewing Files
  • Displaying Binary Files
  • Searching the Filesystem
  • Alternate Search Method
  • Producing File Statistics
  • Text Processing
  • Searching Inside Files
  • The Streaming Editor
  • Text Processing with awk
  • Replacing Text Characters
  • Text Sorting
  • Duplicate Removal Utility
  • Extracting Columns of Text
  • Merging Multiple Files
  • Shell Basics
  • Role of Command Shell
  • Communication Channels
  • File Redirection
  • Piping Commands Together
  • Filename Matching
  • File Globbing and Wildcard Patterns
  • Brace Expansion
  • Shell/Environment Variables
  • Key Environment Variables
  • General Quoting Rules
  • Nesting Commands
  • Multiple and Multi-line Commands
  • Regular Expressions
  • Regular Expressions
  • RE Character Classes
  • RE Quantifiers
  • RE Parenthesis
  • Archiving and Compression
  • Archive with tar and cpio
  • The gzip Compression Utility
  • The bzip2 Compression Utility
  • The Zip Archiving/Compression format
  • Text Editing
  • Text Editing
  • Pico/GNU Nano
  • Pico/Nano Interface and Shortcuts
  • Vi and Vim
  • Basic Vi
  • Learning Vi
  • Intermediate Vi
  • Emacs
  • The Emacs Interface
  • Basic Emacs
  • More Emacs Commands
  • Command Shells
  • Shells
  • Identifying the Shell
  • Changing the Shell
  • sh: Configuration Files
  • sh: Script Execution
  • sh: Prompts
  • bash: Bourne Again Shell
  • bash: Configuration Files
  • bash: Command Line History
  • bash: Command Editing
  • bash: Command Completion
  • bash: shortcuts
  • Introduction to Shell Scripting
  • Shell Scripting
  • Example Shell Script
  • Positional Parameters
  • Input & Output
  • Doing Math
  • Comparisons with test
  • Conditional Statements
  • Flow Control: case
  • The for Loop
  • The while Loop
  • Process Management and Job Control
  • What is a Process?
  • Process Creation
  • Process States
  • Viewing Processes
  • Signals
  • Tools to Send Signals
  • Job Control Basics
  • Jobs screen
  • Using screen
  • Advanced Screen
  • Messaging
  • Command Line Messaging
  • System Messaging Commands
  • Controlling System Messaging
  • Internet Relay Chat
  • Instant Messenger Clients
  • Electronic Mail
  • Sending Email with sendmail
  • Sending Email with mail
  • Overview of Pine
  • Sending Email with Pine
  • Evolution
  • The Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Secure Shell
  • ssh and sshd Configuration
  • Accessing Remote Shells
  • Transferring Files
  • Alternative sftp Clients
  • SSH Key Management
  • ssh-agent
  • Managing Software
  • Downloading Software
  • FTP
  • lftp
  • wget, lynx & links
  • Installing Software
  • Installing Binary Packages - RPM
  • Querying and Verifying with RPM
  • Compiling/Installing from Source
  • Installing Source RPM Packages
  • Printing
  • Linux Printer Sub-systems
  • lpd
  • LPRng
  • Common UNIX Printing System
  • Configuring Print Queues
  • Standard Print Commands
  • Format Conversion Utilities
  • Ghostscript
  • enscript and mpage
  • Mounting Filesystems & Managing Removable Media
  • Filesystems Concept Review
  • Mounting Filesystems
  • NFS
  • SMB
  • Filesystem Table
  • Automating Mounts
  • Removable Media
  • Preparing Floppy Diskettes
  • The mtools Package
  • mtools Commands
  • The X Window System
  • X Modularity
  • X.Org Drivers
  • Starting X
  • Display Manager Concepts
  • X Access Control
  • Remote X Access (historical/insecure approach)
  • Remote X Access (modern/secure approach)
  • XDMCP
  • Alternative Remote Graphical Protocols
  • Customizing X Sessions
  • Starting X Apps Automatically
  • Window Manager Concepts