• Length:
    9 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–3 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

No previous Linux administration experience is required. Familiarity with basic system administration concepts will be helpful.

About this course

This course will provide you with a basic introduction to Linux® skills using Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7. It will show you how a Linux system is organized, and will demonstrate introductory system administration tasks, which you will be able to practice on your own.

You will be introduced to reasons why Linux and the open source development model are so important in today's computing environment. Linux systems are used everywhere—the internet, point-of-sale systems, and the world's stock markets. You’ll find Linux running smart TVs, in-flight entertainment systems, and most of the top supercomputers in the world.

There are many reasons why it is valuable for you to learn Linux. If you are looking for new opportunities in IT, Linux skills are in high demand. For example, if you are developing applications, it's likely your application or its runtime is hosted on Linux. If you're working in the cloud, your cloud instances may be based on Linux, and your private or public cloud environment is also probably based on Linux. If you're working with mobile applications or the Internet of Things, it is also likely that the operating system of your device is based on Linux. And, if you use Windows, you'll need to interoperate with Linux.

After completing this course, you will have a solid introduction to working with Linux from the command line, using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as a model. In applying these skills, you will be able to perform fundamental operational tasks, whether your Linux machine is on your desk or on a remote system across the Internet.

What you'll learn

In this course, we’ll cover how to:

  • Access the command line.
  • Manage files from the command line.
  • Create, view, and edit text files.
  • Manage local Linux users and groups.
  • Monitor and manage Linux processes.
  • Install and update software.
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
 
Chapter 2: Accessing the Command Line
 
Chapter 3: Managing Files from the Command Line
 
Chapter 4: Creating, Viewing, and Editing Text Files
 
Chapter 5: Managing Local Linux Users and Groups
 
Chapter 6: Controlling Access to Files with Linux File System Permissions
 
Chapter 7: Monitoring and Managing Linux Processes
 
Chapter 8: Installing and Updating Software Packages
 
Chapter 9: Comprehensive Review

Meet your instructors

Ricardo da Costa
Senior Instructor (Platform, Cloud, DevOps)
Red Hat

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