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Course Description

Linux Fundamentals is a challenging course that focuses on the fundamental tools and concepts of Linux and Unix. Students gain proficiency using the command line. Beginners develop a solid foundation in Unix, while advanced users discover patterns and fill in gaps in their knowledge. Like all Guru Labs courses, the course material is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience. Topics include: basic file manipulation; basic and advanced filesystem features; I/O redirection and pipes; text manipulation and regular expressions; managing jobs and processes; vi, the standard Unix editor; automating tasks with shell scripts; managing software; secure remote administration; and more.

Course Outline

  1. WHAT IS LINUX?
    1. Unix and its Design Principles
    2. FSF and GNU
    3. General Public License
    4. The Linux Kernel
    5. Linux Kernel and Versioning
    6. Components of a Distribution
    7. Slackware
    8. SUSE Linux Products
    9. Debian
    10. Ubuntu
    11. Red Hat Linux Products
    12. Oracle Linux
  2. LOGIN AND EXPLORATION
    1. Logging In
    2. Running Programs
    3. Interacting with Command Line
    4. Desktop Environments
    5. GNOME
    6. Starting X
    7. Gathering Login Session Info
    8. Gathering System Info
    9. uptime & w
    10. got root?
    11. Switching User Contexts
    12. sudo
    13. Help from Commands and Documentation
    14. whereis
    15. Getting Help Within the Graphical Desktop, man, & info
    16. $MANPATH, whatis and apropos
  3. THE LINUX FILESYSTEM
    1. Filesystem Support
    2. Unix/Linux Filesystem Features
    3. Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
    4. Navigating the Filesystem
    5. Displaying Directory Contents
    6. Filesystem Structures
    7. Determining Disk Usage With df and du
    8. Determining Disk Usage (GUI)
    9. Disk Usage with Quotas
    10. File Ownership
    11. Default Group Ownership
    12. File and Directory Permissions
    13. File Creation Permissions with umask
    14. SUID and SGID on files
    15. SGID and Sticky Bit on Directories
    16. Changing File Permissions
    17. User Private Group Scheme
  4. MANIPULATING FILES
    1. Directory Manipulation
    2. File Manipulation
    3. Deleting and Creating Files
    4. Managing Files Graphically
    5. Drag and drop with Nautilus
    6. Physical Unix File Structure
    7. Filesystem Links
    8. File Extensions and Content
    9. Displaying and Previewing Files
    10. Producing File Statistics
    11. Displaying Binary Files
    12. Searching the Filesystem
    13. Alternate Search Method
  5. SHELL BASICS
    1. Role of Command Shell
    2. Communication Channels
    3. File Redirection
    4. Piping Commands Together
    5. Filename Matching
    6. File Globbing and Wildcard Patterns
    7. Brace Expansion
    8. Shell and Environment Variables
    9. Key Environment Variables
    10. Which and Type
    11. General Quoting Rules
    12. Nesting Commands
  6. ARCHIVING AND COMPRESSION
    1. Archives with tar and cpio
    2. The gzip, bzip2, and XZ Compression Utility
    3. The PKZIP Archiving/Compression format
    4. GNOME File Roller
  7. TEXT PROCESSING
    1. Searching Inside Files
    2. The Streaming Editor
    3. Text Processing with Awk
    4. Replacing Text Characters
    5. Text Sorting
    6. Duplicate Removal Utility
    7. Extracting Columns of Text
    8. Combining Files and Merging Text
    9. Comparing File Changes
  8. REGULAR EXPRESSIONS
    1. Regular Expression Overview and Implementations
    2. RE Character Classes
    3. Regex Quantifiers
    4. RE Parenthesis
  9. TEXT EDITING
    1. Text Editing
    2. Pico/GNU Nano
    3. Pico/Nano Interface
    4. Nano configuration
    5. Pico/Nano Shortcuts
    6. vi and Vim
    7. Learning Vim
    8. Basic and Intermediate vi
  10. MESSAGING
    1. System Messaging Commands
    2. Controlling System Messaging
    3. Internet Relay Chat
    4. Instant Messenger Clients
    5. Electronic Mail
    6. Sending Email with sendmail and Pine
    7. Sending and Receiving Email with mailx and mutt
    8. Evolution
  11. COMMAND SHELLS
    1. Shells
    2. Identifying and Changing the Shell
    3. Shell Configuration Files
    4. Script Execution
    5. Bourne Shell: Shell Prompts
    6. Bash: Bourne-Again Shell
    7. Bash: Configuration Files
    8. Bash: Command Line History
    9. Bash: Command Editing
    10. Bash: Command Completion
    11. Bash: "shortcuts"
    12. Bash: prompt
    13. Setting Resource Limits via ulimit
  12. INTRODUCTION TO SHELL SCRIPTING
    1. Shell Script Strengths and Weaknesses
    2. Example Shell Script
    3. Positional Parameters
    4. Input & Output
    5. Doing Math
    6. Exit Status
    7. Comparisons with test
    8. Conditional Statements
    9. Flow Control: case
    10. The borne for-Loop
    11. The while and until Loops
  13. PROCESS MANAGEMENT AND JOB CONTROL
    1. What is a Process?
    2. Process Lifecycle and States
    3. Viewing Processes
    4. Signals
    5. Tools to Send Signals
    6. nohup and disown
    7. Managing Processes
    8. Tuning Process Scheduling
    9. Job Control Overview and Commands
    10. Persistent Shell Sessions with tmux and Screen
    11. Using screen
    12. Advanced Screen
  14. AT AND CRON
    1. Automating Tasks
    2. at/batch
    3. cron
    4. The crontab Command
    5. crontab Format
    6. /etc/cron.*/ Directories
    7. Anacron
    8. Systemd Timers
  15. MANAGING SOFTWARE
    1. Downloading with FTP
    2. FTP
    3. lftp
    4. Command Line Internet Non-interactive
    5. Command Line Internet Interactive
    6. Managing Software Dependencies
    7. Using the Yum command
    8. Using Yum history
    9. Yum package groups
    10. Configuring Yum
    11. yumdownloader
    12. Popular Yum Repositories
    13. Using the Zypper command
    14. Zypper Services and Catalogs
    15. The dselect & APT Frontends to dpkg
    16. Aptitude
    17. Configuring APT
  16. THE SECURE SHELL (SSH)
    1. Secure Shell
    2. OpenSSH Client & Server Configuration
    3. Accessing Remote Shells
    4. Transferring Files
    5. Alternative sftp Clients
    6. SSH Key Management
    7. ssh-agent
  17. MOUNTING FILESYSTEMS & MANAGING REMOVABLE MEDIA
    1. Filesystems Concept Review
    2. Mounting Filesystems
    3. NFS
    4. SMB
    5. Filesystem Table (/etc/fstab)
    6. AutoFS
    7. Removable Media
  18. PRINTING
    1. Legacy Print Systems
    2. Common UNIX Printing System
    3. Defining a Printer
    4. Standard Print Commands
    5. Format Conversion Utilities
    6. enscript and mpage
  19. THE X WINDOW SYSTEM
    1. The X Window System
    2. X Modularity
    3. X.Org Drivers
    4. Configuring X Manually
    5. Automatic X Configuration
    6. Xorg and Fonts
    7. Installing Fonts for Modern and Legacy Applications
    8. The X11 Protocol and Display Names
    9. Display Managers and Graphical Login
    10. Starting X Apps Automatically
    11. X Access Control
    12. Remote X Access (historical/insecure) and )modern/secure)
    13. XDMCP
    14. Remote Graphical Access With VNC and RDP
    15. Specialized X Servers
  20. EMACS
    1. The Emac Interface
    2. Basic Emacs and commands

Prerequisites

Students should be comfortable with computers. No familiarity with Linux or other Unix operating systems is required.

Duration

30 Hours | 5 Days or 10 Nights
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Section Title
Linux Fundamentals
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 10, 2020 to Nov 19, 2020
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Dec 01, 2020 to Dec 17, 2020
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
30.0
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Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,995.00
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