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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.

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.

Cost

$919.60 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 15%.

PC Hire:

$100.00
Or bring your own PC

Duration:

4 Days

Brochure:

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Prices have changed from 1 March 2018. Information may change without notice.

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 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.

Audience

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

Pre-Requisites

Computer Literacy and basic operating system concepts.

Course Outline / Curriculum

  • Linux Basics
    • What is Linux, history, kernel, distributions
    • Logging on and off
    • The shell
    • Command Prompt
    • Command Structure
    • Command Types
    • Shell Variables
    • Command History and Shortcuts
    • Documentation
      • Man Pages
      • whatis
      • apropos
      • info
      • help
    • Filesystem Hierachy Standard
    • Navigating the Filesystem
    • File Permissions
    • Viewing a file
    • Using the Nano editor
      • Launching Nano
      • The Nano interface
      • Reading a file into Nano
      • Saving a file and exiting Nano
      • Cutting, Copying, Pasting and Selecting in Nano
      • Jumping to a specific line and column in Nano
      • Searching and Replacing
    • Using the Vi editor
      • Vi modes
      • Command mode
      • ex mode
      • Cut and paste
  • Linux Advanced
    • Editing Your Profile
      • Redirection and command pipelines
      • Redirecting standard output
      • Redirecting standard error
      • Redirecting standard input
      • Command Pipelines
    • Basic Filters
      • Regular Expressions
      • grep
      • cut
      • head
      • tail
      • cat
    • Sorting
      • tac – the opposite of cat
      • sort
      • uniq – discard duplicate lines
    • Manipulation
      • tr – character set translation
      • join – join files
      • nl – number lines
      • sed – stream editor
      • expand – tabs to spaces
      • unexpand – spaces to tabs
      • paste – paste two files together
    • Formatting
      • fmt – format nicely
      • pr – format for printing
      • od – octal dump (and other formats)
      • wc – count words, lines and characters
    • Scheduling Jobs
      • at
      • cron
    • Package Management
      • Debian
        • dpkg
        • apt
        • apt+cache
        • apt+get
      • Redhat
        • RPM database
        • RPM functions
        • Querying the database and package files
        • Install and upgrading packages
        • Erase a package
        • RPM integrity checking
        • yum
      • tar
      • cpio
      • dd
    • Process Management
      • ps
      • top
      • kill
      • killall
      • nohup
      • Starting processes in the background
      • Stopping a foreground process
      • jobs
      • bg
      • fg
    • Monitoring Hardware
      • lsusb
      • lspci
      • free
      • uptime
      • du
      • df
    • Users
      • The passwd file
      • User commands
      • Passwords and the shadow password file
      • Password commands
    • Groups
      • /etc/group
      • /etc/gshadow
      • Group commands
    • File Ownership
      • chown
      • chgrp
      • chmod
        • Symbolic chmod
        • Octal chmod
        • Recursive chmod
    • File and Directory management
      • cp
      • mv
      • rm
      • mkdir
      • rmdir
      • find
      • locate
      • Finding files with whereis
      • Finding programs with which
    • Links
      • Hard links
      • Symbolic links
    • Partitions
      • Listing partitions with fdisk
      • Mounting and unmounting partitions
      • Repairing file systems
      • ext2
        • e2fsck
        • debugfs
        • dumpe2fs
        • tunefs – change ext2 file system parameters
      • Creating an image of a drive

Schedule Dates and Booking

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Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

Start Date Duration  
Tue 24 Jul 2018 4 Days Closed
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Tue 18 Sep 2018 4 Days Book Now