Fundamentals of Linux – GTLFS1

Course Description

Official Linux Foundation™ Course

Linux powers 94% of the world’s supercomputers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the Linux Foundation Logomajority of financial trades worldwide and a billion Android devices. In short, Linux is everywhere. This instructor-led course will give you a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions.

This course will give you a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions.

You’ll learn things like:

  • The history of Linux
  • How to install Linux
  • How to use the Graphical User Interface
  • How to control Linux using the command line
  • Basic Linux security
  • And much more!

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Those who attend the entire course will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundation™.



4 Days


Target Audience

This class is designed for people who have little or no prior experience with Linux or Unix. System administrators, developers, architects, decision makers or new Linux users can all benefit from the content covered in this class, especially if they are looking to work with more involved topics such as Linux system administration, network management and enterprise system architecture.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. If you are unsure of your suitability, please contact us and we will assist you with any queries, you may have.


Suggested Follow on Courses

You can take the Linux Foundation certification track, see links below. There are a number of options, please contact us for further information.




Course Content

  1. Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Laboratory Exercises
    • Registration
  2. Preliminaries
    • The Command Line
    • sudo
    • Linux Distributions and Desktops
  3. Linux Philosophy and Concepts
    • Linux History
    • Linux Philosophy
    • Linux Community
    • Linux Vocabulary
    • Linux Distributions
  4. Boot Process
    • Bootloader
    • Linux Kernel and initramfs
    • init and Services
    • Console
  5. Linux Installation
    • Planning the Installation Process
    • Source Media
    • Doing the Install
  6. Graphical Interface
    • Graphical Layers
    • Session Management
    • Exploring the Filesystem
    • Customizing the Graphical Desktop
  7. System Configuration from the Graphical Interface
    • System Settings
    • Display Settings
    • Network Manager
    • NTP (Network Time Protocol)
    • Graphical Software Package Management
  8. Finding Linux Documentation
    • Documentation Sources
    • The UNIX Manual
    • GNU Info
    • Command Help
    • Other Documentation Sources
  9. Common Applications
    • Internet Applications
    • Office Applications
    • Multimedia Applications
    • Graphics Editors
  10. Text Editors
    • Available Text Editors
    • Creating a File Without an Editor
    • nano
    • gedit
    • vi
    • emacs
  11. Command-line Operations
    • Command Line Operations and Options
    • Basic Operations
    • Command Prompt
    • Wildcards
    • Searching for Files
    • Package Management
  12. User Environment
    • Accounts
    • Environment Variables
    • Key Shortcuts
    • Command History
    • Command Aliases
    • File Ownership and Permissions
  13. Text Operations
    • cat
    • echo
    • sed
    • awk
    • Miscellaneous Text Utilities
    • Sorting, Cutting, Pasting, Joining, Splitting
    • Regular Expressions and grep
  14. File Operations
    • Filesystems
    • Partitions and Mount Points
    • Network File Systems
    • Filesystem Layout
    • Working with Files
    • Comparing Files
    • File Types
    • Compressing Data
  15. Bash Shell Scripting
    • Scripts
    • Features
    • Functions
    • Command Substitutions and Arithmetic
    • If Conditions and Tests
    • Looping Structures
    • Case Structure
    • Debugging
    • Creating Temporary Files and Directories
  16. Processes
    • Introduction to Processes
    • Process Attributes
    • ps
    • top
    • Load Averages
    • Process Control
    • Starting Processes in the Future
  17. Printing
    • CUPS and Printer Configuration
    • Printing Operations
    • PostScript and PDF
  18. Networking
    • Addressing
    • Networking Interfaces and Configuration
    • Networking Utilities and Tools
  19. Local Security Principles
    • Local Security
    • When to Use Root
    • sudo
    • Passwords
    • Bypassing User Authentication
  20. Evaluation Survey



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