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Linux - Essentials and Administration

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Salt Lake, Kolkata

Course ID: 35740

Salt Lake, Kolkata

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About the Course

This Course covers Linux Architecture, Shell Scripting, Networking and Security and Administration. Please find the course content in the attachment.

Course Title: Linux (From Beginner to Intermediate)

Duration: 40 hours


Module – 1 (Fundamentals)

  • History and Overview of Unix and Linux

  • What is a Linux Distribution?                           

  • Concept of Package Manager

  • Real Life Examples of Linux Usage

  • The future of Linux                                                               

Module – 2 (Setup)

  • Virtualbox Overview

  • Installation and Configuration of Virtualbox

  • Create a Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) Virtual Machine

  • Basic Networking overview on Virtualbox

  • Connect your Linux VM from host (Windows)                                                               

Module – 3 (Interface – Command line/BASH, X-Windows and Basic Utilities)

  • Types of Linux Interface

  • Concept of Shell (Bash) and X Windows (Software Layers)

  • Windows Vs Linux

  • Understanding the File system (Inode Structure)

  • Introduction to Linux Commands (Generic, I/O, Network, System, Security)

  • Printing files and sending emails

  • Environment settings (.profile, .bash_profile)                                                                                          


Module – 4 (File system Explained)

  • File system - Working with Files and Directories

  • File system management - fdisk, gparted, swap, boot and root partition, lvm and RAID

  • Meta Characters, listing, copying, editing, deleting, moving, head/tail, counting words

  • Streams & Links

  • Redirection and Pipes (grep, sort, more)

  • Users, Groups, Permissions and Access Modes

  • chmod to change Absolute Permissions, chown/chgrp for changing owners and groups


Module – 5 (Access Control, Networking and Security)

  • Networking fundamentals and configuration

  • Networking Tools and TCP Clients (ssh, ping, telnet, ftp, wget, scp, finger)

  • Security - Firewall, Public/Private Keys, IPTables


Module – 6 (vi Editor – basic to intermediate)

  • Vi Editor basics (operation modes, control commands)

  • Delete, Change, Copy, Paste and other basic commands

  • Advanced Commands

  • Search and Replace texts

  • Hands on with Offline Tasks for Practice


Module – 7 (Shell Scripting – Basic to Advanced)

  • Shell – Prompts, Types, Scripts basic

  • Shell Variables and Special variables

  • Arrays and Operators (Arithmetic, Boolean, Relational, String, File)

  • Decision –

  • Loops (while, for, select, break, continue)

  • Substitution, Quoting and Re-direction

  • Pattern and Regular expression with awk and sed


Module – 8 (Administration)

  • Process (Parent, Child, Zombie, Orphan) and Memory Management

  • ps, top, lsof, vmstat and iostat

  • Daemon Services explained

  • Manage a Service (Start/Stop, Status - Active/Inactive, Enabled/Disabled)

  • Masking and Unmasking of a Service

  • SSH (Secure Shell) Explained (Password less login, IP/Port Access Modification)

  • Automate Tasks (Cron)                                                                                    

Module – 9 (Summary and Conclusion)

  • Next gen Linux Implementations (R-Pi, Beagle bone and Drones)

  • Distribution of Materials

  • Cloud Computing Introduction with AWS

  • Certifications which can be done and References                                                               



  1. Fundamental knowledge of Operating System.

  2. Laptop (Intel i3/i5 Dual Core) with at least 4 GB RAM (8GB preferred).

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The trainer is working in a leading IT services multinational based in Kolkata. He has around 7 years of experience in developing software solutions and accelerators in mobile applications, Cloud Computing and B2B integration space.


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