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We needed someone who could fully engage with Ph.D.-level developers...we had no doubt that we’d found the right instructor.

Dana Krokosky, Compunetix

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Learn how to work in a Linux environment, including: manipulating files and directories, command shells, the roles of and choice of graphical environments and desktop managers, available tools for tracing and debugging and much more.

Course Description

Introduction to Linux for Developers is designed to bring experienced users and developers up to speed quickly to working in a Linux environment.

You will learn what the main ingredients are in a Linux system and how to use them, including:

  • The history of Linux and what differentiates it from other UNIX-like operating systems
  • The role of various Linux Distributions
  • A grasp of the system architecture, including the roles of and choice of graphical environments and desktop managers
  • Sources of documentation and help
  • Available editors
  • Working with files and directories and manipulating their contents
  • Control of user accounts, passwords, etc.
  • Filesystems and access rights
  • Using bash and other command shells
  • Installation methods and options
  • Software management, packaging, patching and upgrading
  • Command shells, user directories, environments, etc.
  • Partitioning and filesystems
  • System boot and initialization and service management
  • Understanding the usage of major components such as memory and swap
  • Networking and threading models
  • Available tools including file transfer tools, debugging and tracing aids, log files, and performance and monitoring tools
  • Aspects of compiling and using libraries
  • Working with Java under Linux

Course Materials

When you sign up for this course with an early-bird discount, we’ll mail you a complementary printed copy of the manual.

All customers also receive digital access to the manual for the course. This includes:

  • 12 months of access to the manual from the date of the course.
  • Access to the course manual wherever you have Internet connectivity.
  • Access to every update and revision we make to the course manual during this time period.

If you aren’t able to purchase during the early bird period, you will still be able to purchase a physical copy of the the most recent version of the manual anytime within 12 months of taking the course.

For more details view the Course Outline.


You are already an experienced computer user on another operating system, but you have limited or no experience working in a Linux environment.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Ways To Train

Event Type: Training Course

Classroom Linux Training [?]

  • Delivered in conveniently located training centers
  • Please check schedule for exact location and duration

Online Linux Training [?]

  • Delivered over the phone, with instructor screen sharing
  • Please check schedule for exact location and duration

On-Site Corporate Linux Training [?]

  • All courses can be delivered at your office for private, on-site training
  • Contact us for more information

Custom Corporate Linux Training [?]

  • All courses can be customized for private, on-site training
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