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...thanks to The Linux Foundation we have a very clear idea of how to identify and comply with existing open source software...and what we need to do to participate in Linux and the community...

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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 developing, monitoring and debugging and much more, including system maintenance.

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 topics such as:

  • The history of Linux and what differentiates it from other UNIX-like operating systems
  • The role of the various Linux Distributions
  • How graphical desktops work in Linux and how to efficiently use them.
  • The essentials of system administration, such as user accounts and groups, essential commands
  • How tow work at the command line and write bash scripts.
  • How to compile programs
  • How to work with files and directories and modify and manipulate their contents
  • Disk partitioning and filesystems
  • How to work with filesystems, including formatting, checking, and controlling access rights
  • How to install, upgrade, and patch Linux systems to keep them stable and secure
  • Networking and threading models
  • Aspects of compiling and using libraries
  • Working with Java under Linux
  • And much more

Why Choose Linux Foundation Training

There are many reasons to choose Linux Foundation Training:

  1. The Linux Foundation is the non-profit organization that hosts the Linux project, employs Linux creator Linus Torvalds and hosts kernel.org (where all Linux kernel updates are released). With 100+ employees (and growing!) across North America, Europe and Asia, we partner with clients for the long run.
  2. Being so close to the kernel, we are constantly updating our training to ensure that we are teaching you the most up-to-date information.
  3. Linux Foundation Training is unique in that all our training courses are designed to work on all major Linux distributions (including RedHat, Ubuntu and SUSE).
  4. We don't sell any software or support services so there's no hidden sales agenda in our material. Our only goal is to help you learn the material.
  5. When you train with The Linux Foundation, you're learning from instructors who are comfortable across all major Linux distributions and can answer student questions regardless of the distribution you're using for the class. You are truly learning from the experts.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be course manual will be provided. If you are attending in person the material will be available onsite on the day the class begins. If you are attending virtually it will be mailed to you the week prior to the class. Please contact us at training@linuxfoundation.org if you haven't received it 2 business days prior to the start of class.

For more details view the Course Outline.

Audience

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

Prerequisites

There are no detailed prerequisites for this course. However, it is assume you are already experienced as a user or developer with another operating system.

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 [?]

  • Live instructor-led sessions
  • Presented via screensharing and a conference call line
  • Typically run 9am-5pm US Central unless otherwise stated

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
  • Contact us for more information