Hands on Introduction to Unix/Linux

Introductory - 4 Day Course

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About the Course

This course offers a complete introduction to the Unix/Linux family of operating systems, preparing the student to manipulate text files, configure defaults, use the common tools and combine them with the "pipes and filters" mechanism that made Unix famous. Everything in the course is applicable to any modern Unix or Linux system. There is a brief introduction to system administration, but that topic varies greatly across Unix families and Linux distributions so that more specialized training is needed.


This is a beginner's course in Unix/Linux. Experience with computers is required; preferably some exposure to command-line work (Unix/Linux terminal, MS-DOS "command.com", Windows 10 PowerShell, etc).



• Unix & Linux: What are they, how (& why) do they differ?

• History of Unix & Linux

Access the command line

• Log in to a *Nix system and run simple commands using the shell

• ("*Nix" means the parts of Unix and Linux that are common)

Manage files from the command line

• Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt

Getting help

• Resolve problems by using online help systems and support utilities

Create, view, and edit text files - interactively in an editor, or from command output

• Editors

• Software Tools

System Security Basics

• Examine local users and groups

• Change passwords

Control access to files with file system permissions

• Set permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings

Monitor and manage processes

• Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it

Control services and daemons

• Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd

Configure and secure OpenSSH service

• Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using OpenSSH

Analyze and store logs

• Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes

Archive files and copy them from one system to another

Brief Look at System Administration

• Configure basic IPv4 networking

• Installing and updating software packages

Comprehensive review

• Practice and demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in this course.

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