Understanding Linux (Linux Primer)

1 Day Course
Code QALXPR-1

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Overview

Many institutions have been adding a Linux machine to their existing infrastructure: perhaps to give developers a platform of their choice, or to provide an alternative to a network server, or to introduce an additional piece to the security jigsaw.

This 1-day event is targeted at people that are considering the transfer of their computer skills from variety of operating systems to Linux.

The course is also suitable as a high-level overview of Linux for decision makers, system analysts and other professionals trying to position Linux in the contemporary computer industry.

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Modules

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Introduction (6 topics)

  • Linux? Why?
  • Unix Market and place for Linux within it
  • OSS (Open Source Software) principles
  • GNU GPL and Linux philosophy
  • Linux distributors

A Session with Linux (7 topics)

  • Character interface
  • Working with the command line
  • Examples of simple commands
  • The X Windows system; Graphical interface
  • Linux Windows Managers
  • Login procedure

Hardware and Architecture (7 topics)

  • Types of platforms Linux will run on
  • Minimum hardware requirements; Supported devices
  • Motherboards, disks, video cards, printers, mouse
  • Ethernet cards and modems; Laptops specifics
  • Linux kernel and system architecture
  • Configuring the kernel; Dynamic loading of kernel modules

Processes and Memory Management (7 topics)

  • Processes
  • Types of process
  • Scheduling
  • Interprocess communication
  • Memory handling
  • System initialisation

Tools and Utilities (6 topics)

  • Principles of Linux tools
  • System examination utilities
  • Common data utilities
  • Redirection
  • Pipes

Linux in a TCP/IP Network (5 topics)

  • Internet and Linux
  • TCP/IP as the network protocol
  • TCP/IP interrogation tools
  • User commands
  • Linux as a network server

Linux and Applications (7 topics)

  • DOS Utilities within Linux
  • Unix Market and place for Linux within it
  • Software Emulators
  • Linux Databases
  • End-user applications
  • Inter-operability with other operating systems
  • Open Software projects and initiatives

Getting Help (7 topics)

  • On-Line manual pages
  • Gnome Help Browser
  • Exploring the system
  • Locating documentation; on-line FAQ files
  • Getting help on the Internet
  • Distributor sites
  • Magazines, books

Prerequisites

Typically, delegate skills will include a good appreciation of operating system principles, and familiarity with computer structure and design. The course is aimed at existing IT professionals with little or no Linux experience

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