Introduction to Linux

This two-day course is for anyone who is considering pursuit of a course in Linux system administration and who wants a brief introduction to Linux.

Course Outline

This course is a quick survey of various aspects of using Linux with both the desktop and the command line interface (CLI). It is intended to be an introduction to Linux for someone who intends to be more than a casual user of Linux and covers some basic non-privileged administrative tasks. It also introduces a few of the basic concepts and some of the basic tools used by the root user.

The topics covered in this course include the following.

  • Exploring desktops
    • KDE
    • GNOME
    • Other desktops
  • Virtual Consoles
  • Screen
  • The Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Processes
  • Managing Files
  • Vim Editor
  • More About Files
    • Permissions
    • Links


Students should have a basic understanding of computers. No previous experience or knowledge of Linux is required.


Please check the Training Calendar for class schedules. Please contact us to sign up for classes as soon as possible. Our classroom facilities are very limited so class sizes are very small.

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