Course Overview

Linux 101 provides you with everything you need to know to start using Linux. This course was designed for those having no experience using Linux, but wanting to learn how to use it. The course is packed with all the content usually taught in an introductory university course, but without all the filler content of a university course. It contains essential, practical information gained from over 20 years of experience using Linux and Unix systems for daily work.


Requirements

  • A computing environment (Windows, Linux, or Mac*) capable of running a virtual machine with at least 4GB or RAM and 20GB of disk space. *Note that new MacBook Pros with the M1 chip are unable to run virtual machines such as the ones demonstrated in this course.
  • A willingness to dive into Linux!


Learning Objectives

  • Use common Linux commands and utilities;
  • Find help on new commands in Linux;
  • Use advanced shell concepts such as pipes and command substitution;
  • Understand the Linux filesystem hierarchy standard and use it to find files;
  • Use regular expressions to execute powerful search and filter operations;
  • Perform basic administrative actions normal for a Linux desktop environment; and,
  • Develop short Linux shell scripts.


Course Curriculum - 5.5 Hours


  Introduction
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  Getting Started
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  Files and the Filesystem
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  Users and Groups
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  Installing Software
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  Shells
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  More Utilities
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  Text Editors
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  Process Management
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  Regular Expressions
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  Scripting
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  Conclusion
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This course is closed for enrollment.

About the Instructor

Brent has seven years experience as a software engineer and 17 years experience as a university professor. He has experience designing and teaching courses in subjects ranging from programming to operating system design to computer architecture. He has had the pleasure to mentor and teach numerous students that gone on to successful careers.


Brent has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Math from Southern Nazarene University, and a Masters and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma. He has been the principal investigator in two National Science Foundation research grants. He has also earned eJPT and Security+ certifications.


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