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A Linux Foundation

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.

Our Linux courses are suitable training for Linux LPI or RedHat Certification

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A foundation course to get trainees confident in day-to-day Linux use. This course provides all the knowledge that applications users will need and forms a good grounding for the power user or administrator who will go on to take other courses.

Mick Hosegood email
DURATION 2 days VENUE Newark (N) Training Centre
PRICE £500 * BOOKING CONTACT Mick Hosegood email
*see note at bottom for special savings! for pricing for a course run especially for your organisation, please use our worksheet **Also available on your site for groups of four to ten.


Scheduled on demand

INTENSITY: About 30% of the course is practicals, and 70% lectures.

RESOURCE: Each student will have exclusive use of a Linux workstation for the duration of the course. Each student will be provided with a full set of training notes relating to the course, and quick reference cards to assist with file editing and Linux commands.

PREREQUISITES: This course is suitable for new computer users and those who are using Linux for the first time. Previous experience with an interactive computer system is desirable but not essential. If you have previous experience of any other version(s) of Unix (e.g. Solaris), the follow up courses described in the next paragraph may be more appropriate. Please call for advice if in doubt.

FOLLOW UPS: First Alternative offers a number of Linux courses. A natural follow-up to this Introduction course would be the Linux Utilities and Shell Programming (suitable for those who wish to become proficient with Linux utilities and Bash shell programming) course. If you are responsible for looking after day-to-day administration, then we can offer Enterprise Linux 7 System Administration (Part 1) and Enterprise Linux 7 System Administration (Part 2) courses to help achieve RHCSA certification level skills, followed by Enterprise Linux 7 System Administration (Part 3) to help with the more advanced RHCE level certification.

PRACTICALS / TAKEAWAYS: Each student leaves the course with their own set of training notes for the material covered; around 120 pages per day of training.

Every student who attends this course will be issued with a signed certificate of course completion, which we will be happy to "authenticate" upon future request.
On this course, we hand out a number of quick reference sheets to each student on subjects such as vi and Linux commands.

The files from this course are available on our we site under the Services tab (www.firstalt.co.uk/services)

SOFTWARE VERSIONS: This course is suitable for Linux on any platforms. We use the CentOS and Redhat versions of Linux.

COURSE PROFILES: During the course, the student will learn from many practical examples written for this course and supplied in the manual.



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 vim editor
Invoking vim. 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.



Multiple Bookings
If you book more than one place on our courses on the same purchase order, you are entitled to a 10% discount.

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