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Linux Essentials



Linux adoption continues to rise world-wide as individual users, government entities and industries ranging from automotive to space exploration embrace open source technologies. This expansion of open source in the enterprise is redefining traditional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) job roles to require more Linux skills.

Whether you are starting your career in Open Source or looking for advancement, independently verifying your skills set can help you stand out to hiring managers or your management team.
The entry-Level Linux Essentials course is a great way to show that you have the foundational skills required for your next job or promotion. It also serves as an ideal stepping-stone to the more advanced LPIC professional courses such as LPIC1, LPIC2 and LPIC-3.


After completing the RH-124 course, delegates will have a thorough understanding of:

  • FOSS, the various communities, and licenses
  • knowledge of open source applications in the workplace as they relate to closed source equivalents
  • basic concepts of hardware, processes, programs and the components of the Linux Operating System
  • how to work on the command line and with files
  • how to create and restore compressed backups and archives
  • system security, users/groups and file
  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 5 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

  • Course Prerequisites

    • Basic computer skills, such as how to use a keyboard and how to insert a disc into a CD-ROM drive.
  • CPD Credits

    • This course will prepare delegates to write the LPI Linux Essentials Exam 010-100.
    • Successfully passing this exam will result in the attainment of the LPIC Linux Essentials Entry Level Certificate.

Available Exams and Certifications

  • Exam: Linux Essentials (LPI-010)
  • Exam To Obtain Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate

Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Chapter 1: Selecting an Operating System

  • Learn about the world of operating systems. This chapter will help you understands what Linux is and the situations in which you might want to use it.

Chapter 2: Investigating Linux’s Principles and Philosophy

  • Covers Linux’s history and the ways in which Linux and other Oss are commonly used.

Chapter 3: Understanding Software Licensing

  • Describes copyright law and the licenses that both Linux and non-Linux OSs use to expand or restrict users right to use and copy software.

Chapter 4: Using Common Linux Programs

  • Covers the major categories of Linux. Specific topics range from the central processing unit (CPU) to devise drivers.

Chapter 5: Managing Hardware

  • Provide advice on how to select and use hardware in Linux software and provides pointers to some of the most popular Linux programs

Chapter 6: Getting to know the Command Line

  • Tackles using typed commands to control Linux. Although many new users find this topic intimidating, command-line control of Linux is very important.

Chapter 7: Managing Files

  • Describes how to move, rename, delete and edit files. Directories are just a special type of file and they are covered as well.

Chapter 8: Getting Help

  • Covers Linux help resources. These include the built-in man and info packages and using off-computer resources such as Web sites.

Chapter 9: Using Programs and Processes

  • Describes how you can install programs in Linux and how you can adjust the priority of running programs or terminate selected programs.

Chapter 10: Searching, Extracting and Archiving Data

  • Summarizes tools you can use to find data on your computer, as well as how you can manipulate data archive files for data transport and backup purposes.

Chapter 11: Editing Files

  • Introduces the topic of editing text files. This includes basic features of the pico, nano and Vi text mode text editors as well as some common configuration file and formatted text file conventions.

Chapter 12: Creating Scripts

  • Describes how to create simple scripts, which are programs that can run on other programs. You can use scripts to help automate otherwise tedious manual tasks, thus improving your productivity.

Chapter 13: Understanding Users and Groups

  • Introduces the concepts that are critical to understanding Linux’s multi-user nature. It also covers the root account, which Linux uses for most administrative tasks.

Chapter 14: Creating Users and Groups

  • Covers software and procedures you use to create, modify and delete accounts and groups, which define who may use the computer.

Chapter 15: Setting Ownership and Permissions

  • Describes how to control which users may access files and in what ways they may do so. In conjunction with users and groups, ownership and permissions control your computer security.

Chapter 16: Navigating the Linux Filesystem

  • Describes where files go in Linux, where you can look for program files, configuration files and user files.

Chapter 17: Managing Network Connections

  • Covers the critical topic of telling Linux how to use a network, including testing the connection and some basic network security measures.
    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact Learnfast offices and speak to a sales consultant.

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  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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