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Linux Essentials Course Details

You will learn the essential concepts of the Linux operating system. On completion learners will be able to work at the Linux command prompt and be familiar with the most important command line tools. Concepts taught on this course are pre-requisites for the System Administration, Networking and Security courses.


Computer users with basic IT user knowledge including use of a graphical interface. Ambitious users as well as system administrators.


Computer Literacy and basic operating system concepts. If In doubt first complete the Linux Point&Click Admin course.


4 Days


$637.30 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.   *Discount available

PC Hire:

$100   *Bring a PC

Note: information may change without notice.

About Linux Essentials

Linux is a free, open source operating system, that is rather similar to UNIX. Linux is widely used as a server, especially for web sites. Linux systems are wonderfully easy to deploy, are rock solid and easy to update.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Using the Linux System
  • Getting Help
  • VI editor
  • Important Commands
  • Standard I/O and Filter Commands
  • Users and Privileges
  • Files and the File System
  • Process Management
  • Installing Linux

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including two tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Light finger meals are supplied for part time courses.

Scheduled Dates

To apply for a booking, click on the relevant "Book Here" link below.
Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

Start DateDuration 
Mon 12 Jun 20174 daysBook Here


For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain. Our training premises in Woodmead is located near the Morning Glenn Mall Bus Stop. If organised by prior arrangement we will collect delegates from the afore mentioned bus stop at no extra charge. Direction to the bus stop are as follows:

Take the Gautrain to the Sandton station.
Take the S2 Bus to Morning Glenn Mall.
We will collect you at 8:30 directly from the bus stop.


Please submit a query on the course page and we will be able to advise you on hotels and guest houses close to the training facility.