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Software Development / Operating Systems

Learn Linux in 5 Days and Level Up Your Career

Use the in-demand Linux skills you learn in this course to get promoted or start a new career as a Linux professional.

Description

If you want to learn how to use Linux and level up your career but are pressed for time, read on. Hello. My name is Jason Cannon and I'm the author of Linux for Beginners as well as the founder of the Linux Training Academy. When I ask people to tell me what their biggest challenge is to learning Linux, they all say the same thing: Time. That's why I've created this course. Give me just 45 minutes a day for the next 5 days and I will teach you exactly what you need to know about the Linux operating system. You'll learn the most important concepts and commands, and I'll even guide you step-by-step through several practical and real-world examples. So, if you can spare a few minutes a day and want to learn the ins-and-outs of the Linux Operating System, join me and the other students in this course today.
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Curriculum

  • Overview
    Course Overview
    The course description describes what you will learn during each day of the course.
    2:31
  • Day 1
    Background and Introduction
    In this lesson you will learn: What Linux is Brief history of Linux What a Linux Distribution is Reasons Linux is used
    6:47
    Getting Access to a Linux System
    In this lesson you will learn several methods that you can use to get access to a Linux system. NOTE: In addtion to http://simpleshell.com you can use http://www.webminal.org or http://linuxzoo.net.
    7:42
    Installing VirtualBox on Windows
    In this lesson you will learn how to install VirtualBox on Windows.
    1:29
    Installing VirtualBox on Mac
    In this lesson you will learn how to install VirtualBox on Mac.
    1:12
    Installing Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox
    In this lesson you will learn how to create a Linux Virtual Machine using VirtualBox and Virtual Disk Images. The Linux Virtual Machine can be used to practice your Linux skills as you progress through the course.
    4:51
    Installing Ubuntu from Scratch
    In this lesson you will learn how to install Virtualbox and Ubuntu.
    10:25
    Getting Connected
    In this lesson you will learn how to connect to a Linux system directly and over the network. You'll learn about SSH and the software that you'll need to connect to a Linux system.
    11:28
  • Day 2
    The Linux Directory Structure
    In this lesson you will learn about the Linux directory structure. You'll learn where different components of the operating system are located. You'll also learn how applications can employ the same conventions for their directory structures.
    10:03
    The Shell
    In this lesson you will learn what the shell is, how to access it, and what the superuser account is.
    7:36
    Basic Linux Commands
    In this lesson you will learn some basic, yet essential Linux commands. You will be given an overview of each command and then a demonstration.
    5:07
    Teach Yourself to Fish
    In this lesson you will learn: How to navigate man pages. How the $PATH environment variable is used. What the which command does. How to ask commands for help. How to search man pages.
    5:57
    Working with Directories
    In this lesson you will learn: How to use directory shortcuts How to execute commands out of your $PATH How to create and remove directories
    8:58
    Listing Files and Understanding LS Output
    In this lesson you will learn how to list files with the ls command and how to interpret the ls output.
    11:46
  • Day 3
    File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part One
    The permissions lesson is broken into two parts. In this lesson you will learn about: Symbolic permissions Numeric and octal permissions File versus directory permissions Changing permissions Working with groups File creation mask
    11:15
    File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part Two
    This is part two of the permissions lesson. In this lesson you will learn about: Symbolic permissions Numeric and octal permissions File versus directory permissions Changing permissions Working with groups File creation mask
    9:29
    Finding Files and Directories
    In this lesson you will learn about two commands that will help you find files and directories.
    6:56
    View Files and the Nano Editor
    In this lesson you will learn various commands that can be used to view files as well as how to use the nano text editor.
    5:17
    Editing Files in Vi
    In this lesson you will learn how to edit files with the vi editor.
    9:59
    Vi Cheat Sheet
    1 page
    Editing Files with Emacs
    In this lesson you will learn how to edit files with the emacs editor.
    Emacs Cheat Sheet
    1 page
    Graphical Editors
    This lesson will touch on some of the graphical editors available in the Linux operating system.
    4:23
  • Day 4
    Deleting, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files
    This lesson will cover how to delete, copy, move, and rename files.
    11:09
    Wildcards - Part One
    5:13
    Wildcards - Part Two
    7:04
    Input, Output, and Redirection
    This lesson covers the various types of input and output as well as how to redirect that input and output.
    7:46
    Comparing Files
    In this lesson you will learn three strategies for comparing the differences between two files.
    4:14
    Searching in Files and Using Pipes
    In this lesson you will learn how to search through the contents of files. Additionally you will learn about pipes and how they can be used to aid searches.
    9:42
    Transferring and Copying Files over the Network
    In this lesson you will learn how to transfer and copy files over the network. See the supplementary material for a list of SCP and SFTP clients.
    6:36
    Customizing the Shell Prompt
    In this lesson you will learn how to customize your shell prompt.
    5:08
    Shell Aliases
    In this lesson you will learn how to list, create, delete, and persist shell aliases.
    3:42
  • Day 5
    Environment Variables
    2 pages
    Processes and Job Control
    In this lesson you will learn how to display information about running programs and processes. You will also learn how to control the behavior of processes, including running processes in the background and terminating processes.
    11:54
    Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron
    In this lesson you will learn how to schedule jobs and automate tasks using the cron service.
    5:51
    Switching Users and Running Commands as Others
    In this lesson you will learn how to switch to other accounts and run programs as different users.
    8:11
    Shell History and Tab Completion
    In this lesson you will learn how to manipulate your shell history. Additionally, you will learn how to use tab completion. Finally command line editing is covered.
    13:12
    Installing Software
    In this lesson you will learn how to search for, install, and remove software.
    13:34
  • Bonus
    Bonus - Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Wordpress on Ubuntu
    9:27

Skills

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Operating System

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