Introduction to Linux (LFS101)

Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line across the major Linux distribution families.



Course Overview

Linux powers 94% of the world’s supercomputers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and a billion Android devices. In short, Linux is everywhere. It appears in many different architectures, from mainframes to server to desktop to mobile and on a staggeringly wide variety of hardware.

Moreover, 97 percent of hiring managers reported that they will prioritize hiring Linux talent relative to other skills areas in the next six months, and 44 percent of hiring managers saying they’re more likely to hire a candidate with Linux certification.

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This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. It is designed for experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux, whether they are working in an individual or Enterprise environment.

Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions. You will be able to continue your progress as either a user, system administrator or developer using the acquired skill set.

Join the 250,000+ students who are already enrolled in this course and start your Linux journey.

What you’ll learn

  • A good working knowledge of Linux
  • How to navigate through major Linux distributions
  • System configurations and graphical interface of Linux
  • Basic command line operations
  • Common applications of Linux

Course Outline

  • Welcome
  • Chapter 1: The Linux Foundation
  • Chapter 2: Linux Philosophy and Concepts
  • Chapter 3: Linux Basics and System Startup
  • Chapter 4: Graphical Interface
  • Chapter 5: System Configuration From The Graphical Interface
  • Chapter 6: Common Applications
  • Chapter 7: Command Line Operations
  • Chapter 8: Finding Linux Documentation
  • Chapter 9. Processes
  • Chapter 10: File Operations
  • Chapter 11: Text Editors
  • Chapter 12: User Environment
  • Chapter 13: Manipulating Text
  • Chapter 14: Network Operations
  • Chapter 15: The Bash Shell and Basic Scripting
  • Chapter 16: More on Bash Scripting
  • Chapter 17: Printing
  • Chapter 18: Local Security Principles
  • Final Exam



At a Glance

Delivery Method

Self-Paced Online (Virtual)


  • 60 hours of Course Material
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Video Content
  • Discussion Forums
  • Unlimited Access to Online Course
  • Optional Paid Certificate of Completion

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