This course teaches the basic concepts of processes, programs and the components of the Linux operating system. You learn the basic knowledge of computer hardware, gain an understanding of open source applications in the workplace, and learn to navigate systems on a Linux desktop rudimentary commands to navigate the Linux command line. This course is a prep course for the Linux Essentials exam from Linux Professional Institute and is meant to help those without Linux experience to pass their first Linux certification. This course covers objectives for the LPI Essentials exam version 1.5.
Linux Academy: Introduction to Linux As Linux continues to grow both at home and in the Enterprise, you cannot afford not to be familiar with this rapidly growing operating system. With a little help from Linux Academy, you can cut through the jargon and confusion and make sure you are not passed by others with the knowledge you are lacking. Intro to Linux Linux Academy helps cut through the terminology and technology jargon to plainly introduce you to Linux concepts. The best place to start is at the very beginning. We will expose you to the history of Linux and talk about the common concepts that apply to all flavors of it. We will talk about Distributions, the differences between Desktop and Server Linux and the pieces that go into each one. Our focus during the course of these videos will be on the Desktop, everything from getting Linux installed to customizing it to suit your needs. Get Your Feet Wet Once you understand some of the basic terms, Linux Academy helps you dip your toes in the water. We will walk through installing a Linux distribution in a virtual machine and talk about the process on a physical desktop. Next, we show you how to install Linux on your desktop alongside your Windows installation so you can choose which one to start when you turn on your system. Once you complete these introductory videos, you will be surfing the internet and watching movies on your new Desktop Linux installation. Learn the Basics Now that your Linux distribution is up and running, we show you the basics of: User Management Files and Directories Updates and Repositories Desktop Installation and Customization Proprietary Drivers Running Windows Applications In Linux Gaming And Much, Much More You will gain an overall understanding of exactly what Linux is, what you can use it for and how to go about it. Our course notes include topics and information covered in all the videos for your use and study. When You Want More This course is a natural first step in your journey of Linux exploration and discovery. At Linux Academy by Pinehead, all of our courses are taught by instructors with a combined 30+ years of experience in Information Technology and Linux.
Once you have taken the plunge and gotten your feet wet in the world of Linux, you stop to look around and ask yourself "what's next"? We will help you answer that question by introducing you to the powerful world of the command line. Although certain companies have spent enormous amounts of time and resources in ridding their operating system of the command line, Linux embraces the power and flexibility that it offers. Mastering the Command Line This course will help the new Linux user learn the power and flexibility of the command line. As a compliment to the comprehensive and user friendly GUI that is the Linux Desktop, the command line offers unparalleled control over your system, how it works and how you get work done. In this course, some of the items that will be covered are: Text Editors Directory and File Management (Copy, Move and Delete Files and Directories) Keyboard Shortcuts Shell Configuration Files and Variables How to View Command Line History Finding Files and Directories Streams, Piping and Redirects (and What That Means) Text Manipulation and Searching Compressing and Archiving Automation of Common System Tasks After viewing these videos you will truly grasp the power at your fingertips. These command line videos will give you the tools needed to perform basic and advanced tasks whether you are logged in to your desktop or at the command line on your company server. What's Next The Linux Academy by Pinehead.tv is committed to developing additional materials for all things Linux. We have a large number of course available for Linux Beginners to Advanced Administrators. Keep your eye on this page for more information!
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