Linux Fundamentals

A practical and hands-on introduction to the Linux operating system, this workshop is perfectly suited for administrators, developers or power-users planning to use Linux in their environment. The workshop will also be very handy for decision-makers evaluating Linux for their IT infrastructure.

The labs and concepts are independent of a particular distribution of Linux, and apply to other flavors of UNIX as well.

The following is a high level plan for your two days:

Day One  
8:45 AM Continental breakfast 
9:00 - 9:30 AM Linux and Open-Source Software
Top issues to consider when migrating to Linux
Review of pre-read material 
System Orientation
9:30 - 10:30 AM Getting around a Linux system
Introduction to the X graphical system
10:40 - 12:00 PM Linux commands
UNIX Command Line
Fundamental concepts and most important commands
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 PM

Using the shell
Basics of putting commands together
Power shell use

3:15 - 5:00 PM Linux system components
Filesystems, Users, Commands, Applications and Processes
  Homework / reading assignment
Day Two  
8:45 AM  Continental breakfast
9:00 - 10:20 AM Linux Applications Overview
User overview of Linux applications
10:40 - 12:00 PM Writing Shell Scriptis
Overview of bash scripting language
Making useful scripts for power Linux use
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 PM Text processing (sed and awk)
2:30 - 4:30 PM Fundamentals of Linux networking
Concepts of an IP based network
Connecting the laptops to the local area network
4:30 - 4:45 PM Questions, Post read topics, Closing


This two-day long course for busy professionals assumes little to no understanding of UNIX. Having working knowledge of any computer system, e.g. a Windows based PC, would suffice. Most of all you will need a motivation to aggressively learn, while having fun, during the class. If you have any questions about the difficulty level of the class, please contact us at

All attendees get a Free Linux Laptop, an excellent tool for post-class learning!

Specifications for the laptop

We will also provide useful pre reading material and labs.

To enroll in Linux Fundamentals class, please print, fill and send in your enrollment form

FEE : $1,500 (includes all class materials, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and Linux laptop).

All applicants will get a free laptop(see specs). You will get hands-on experience with using Linux on the laptop during the class and take it home with you for enhancing your experience with Linux!!


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