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Free Courses at Linux Academy — August 2019

Posted on July 30, 2019 by EllMarquezEllMarquez

To continually support you in your mission to learn and grow we are always adding new courses and resources. Our free cloud training allows students to begin developing their Linux and Cloud skills.

August Study Group:

Whether you need the Cloud Practitioner certification for work or a personal goal, studying and staying on track is hard. Join our dedicated study group and we’ll help you pass the exam. We are meeting on a bi-weekly basis and will go over the main topics covered in the certification exam.

Your study group hosts have helped train thousands of people to pass AWS Certifications and welcome learners of all levels.

 Free Courses in August:

August means its time for Hacker Summer Camp! With thousands headed for Las Vegas to attend BsidesLV, Black Hat, Def Con, and the Dianna Initiative we want to make sure that our free courses reflect all the fun.  If you are able to attend we’d love to meet you! Visit the Linux Academy Booth at Black Hat or find Ell at any of the other Hacker Summer Camp events!


  • AWS Security Essentials – This course prepares learners to be more security-minded with their architecture in AWS.  Likewise, the materials covered will equip you with hands-on experience of various AWS services dealing with encryption, monitoring, and auditing.

  • Kubernetes Security – This course is a ‘Deep Dive’ into Kubernetes Security. The learner is guided through the concepts and best practices of Kubernetes Security, and hands-on examples are provided to apply what is covered.
    Kali Linux Deep Dive
  • Kali Linux Deep Dive –  In this course, you will learn how to find the vulnerabilities in frameworks like Metasploit, BeEF, SET, etc. so that you can deconstruct a program yourself. We’ll also cover subjects such as anonymity online and tackle the common misconception that VPN services guarantee anonymity. You’ll learn how to set up and operate your own anonymizing services. In the Social Engineering section of the course, you will learn how to think like a hacker. This is extremely important because your behavior and thought process determines whether or not you are an easy target for attacks.

  • Compliance in the Cloud Fundamentals – One of the largest limiting factors for organizations considering migrating to the cloud is: “How do we maintain regulatory compliance in a cloud environment?” This course gives a brief introduction to the tools and techniques used to answer this question.

  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Fundamentals  – The backbone of securing network communications through encryption are Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS). SSL and TLS are the standards used today to secure many communication types: websites, email, and many others. This course gives you a high-level understanding of how to implement and maintain an environment that supports SSL and TLS.
    Google Cloud Security Essentials
  • Google Cloud Security Essentials – This course teaches the core fundamentals necessary to properly secure your Google Cloud environment, and manage who has access to what resources. The concepts introduced in this course are necessary for any security considerations on Google Cloud.

Free Courses Included with Community Membership

How to Get a Linux Job

  • This course helps prepare the user, whether a seasoned IT professional or a student fresh out of school, in applying for and successfully obtaining a Linux Job.

Become a Master

Vim- The Improved Editor

  • In this short course, we take a look at Vim, the improved editor. Learn how to use the keyboard to work with your text documents, complete searches, replace text, and format. We also show you how to branch out from Vim to run commands, capture the output into the current buffer, manage your buffers, and more.

Don’t forget to check out our Vim Cheat Sheet for this course.

LXC/LXD Deep Dive

  • “Container” is the new buzzword, but it doesn’t just mean Docker. This course dives into LXC (Linux Containers) and its container manager, LXD. Students will explore how containers work, how they compare with virtual machines and Docker containers, and how they handle application isolation. Students will learn by doing through installing and configuring containers and thoughtfully selecting a persistent storage strategy. This course also covers container networking including inter-container communication, managing container networks, and exposing container ports on the host.

Mastering Regular Expressions

  • Here we break down the “vocabulary” and “grammar” of regular expressions. First, we’ll teach learning what all those symbols and shortcuts mean, then how to manipulate for the desired result.  Additionally, we’ll use some common Linux tools, like grep and sed for some front-end regex use examples.

Build It

Build Your Own Linux From Scratch

  • Learn how the Linux kernel interoperates with glibc (and the rest of the binary toolchain), and how various software packages rely on the kernel and glibc to provide interfaces and services, as well as the “why” behind many of the features and idiosyncrasies of the Kernel and glibc.

Jenkins Quick Start

  • This course gives a quick introduction and provides enough information to build your own Jenkins server and use it to perform remote builds and management.


Google Cloud Essentials (NEW)

  • This course is for anyone wanting to learn about Google Cloud: what cloud computing is, the overall advantages and a detailed explanation of all major services.

Big Data Essentials

  • Included in this course is a comprehensive introduction addressing the question of, “What is Big Data?” Using real-world examples, we highlight the growing importance of Big Data. Additionally, we provide an overview of the most popular Big Data technologies including core Hadoop, the Hadoop ecosystem (Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Flume, Kafka, Storm, Ambari, Oozie, Zookeeper), NoSQL databases, and Apache Spark.

AWS Essentials

  • AWS Essentials is a course for anyone completely new to AWS; no prior experience needed. We introduce you to AWS, provide an overview of the core AWS services, and walk you through the process of setting up your AWS account.

Azure Concepts

  • In this course, we cover the basics of cloud services, the core components of the Azure flavor of cloud, and provide examples of how companies are using Azure, today.

Devops Essentials

  • Looking for a basic introduction to the concept of DevOps? Here we go over what DevOps is and how it impacts IT in the real world. This course explains the culture of DevOps, some of the main practices and tools, and the relationship between DevOps and the cloud.

YAML Essentials

  • Yet Another Markup Language (YAML) Essentials gives true beginners the skills they need to craft documents using this popular data serialization language. This course explores how to write a properly structured YAML file in both the human-readable block style and JSON-compatible.

DevSecOps Essentials

  • This course covers the DevSecOps process with an emphasis on securing both legacy and hybrid cloud environments. We cover best practices for security in a conventional Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.

Kubernetes Essentials

  • In this course, we will explore Kubernetes from a beginner’s standpoint. We will discuss what Kubernetes is, what it does, and work hands-on with some of the basic functionality of Kubernetes.

DevSecOps Essentials

  • This course covers the DevSecOps process with an emphasis on securing both legacy and hybrid cloud environments. We cover best practices for security in a conventional Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.

Concepts and Fundamentals

AWS Concepts

  • This course is for the true beginner. In this course, we answer questions like: What is the cloud? AWS? Why do we use AWS? We’ll give a simple introduction to the concepts of Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, and its core services. There are no technical explanations or definitions to memorize.

Linux Operating System Fundamentals

  • Are you a non-technical person just wanting to know what this ‘Linux’ thing is? Then this course is for you. Here we’ll explain the history of Linux, the open-source movement, and when to use Linux. We look at types of deployments and the various incarnations of a Linux “distribution.”

Amazon Lightsail Deep Dive

  • AWS offers a wealth of features allowing an experienced architect, engineer or developer to implement systems to meet any need. Amazon Lightsail compliments this flexibility by providing a simple, cheap and powerful way to utilize AWS services.


Ready to learn by doing? Choose a course and start here.  Access our mobile courses instantly, here for ios and here for Android. We can’t wait to see what you create. 



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Diana Riders
1 year ago

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