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Learn Linux in 5 Days and Level Up Your Career

Use the in-demand Linux skills you learn in this course to get promoted or start a new career as a Linux professional.
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Jason Cannon
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By the end of this course you will understand the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner.

JOIN THE OTHER 20,000 SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THIS COURSE

If you want to learn how to use Linux and level up your career but are pressed for time, read on. Hello. My name is Jason Cannon and I’m the author of Linux for Beginners as well as the founder of the Linux Training Academy. When I ask people to tell me what their biggest challenge is to learning Linux, they all say the same thing: Time.

That’s why I’ve created this course. Give me just 45 minutes a day for the next 5 days and I will teach you exactly what you need to know about the Linux operating system. You’ll learn the most important concepts and commands, and I’ll even guide you step-by-step through several practical and real-world examples.

So, if you can spare a few minutes a day and want to learn the ins-and-outs of the Linux Operating System, join me and the other students in this course today.

Free Bonus – How to Install WordPress on Your Very Own Linux System

As an added bonus for enrolling in the Learn Linux in 5 Days video training course, you’ll receive a step-by-step checklist and video that teaches you how to install WordPress on an Ubuntu Linux system. First, you’ll learn what software is required for WordPress to run on a Linux system. Next, you’ll be given the exact commands to type that install all the required software and WordPress.

You’ll learn how to install a web server, how to install a database server, how to create database users, and how to configure WordPress. Before you know it, you’ll have a fully functioning blog on your hands. This is a great way to put your new-found Linux skills to good use. Totally optional, but very cool: If you want to host your blog on the internet on your very own installation of Linux, I’ll show you were you can get hosting for just $5 a month.

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Learn Linux in 5 Days doesn’t make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this course. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand. Here is what you will learn by taking Learn Linux in 5 Days:

  • How to get access to a Linux server if you don’t already.
  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.
  • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers.
  • What SSH is and how to use it.
  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.
  • The basic Linux commands you’ll use most often.
  • Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories.
  • Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files.
  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.
  • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.
  • Two methods to search for files and directories.
  • How to compare the contents of files.
  • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them.
  • How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy.
  • How and why to redirect input and output from applications.
  • How to customize your shell prompt.
  • How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history.
  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.
  • How to switch users and run processes as others.
  • How to find and install software.
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee – that’s my personal promise of your success!

What you learn in Learn Linux in 5 Days applies to any Linux environment including Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.

Enroll now and start learning the skills you need to level up your career!

Overview

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Course Overview

The course description describes what you will learn during each day of the course.

Day 1

1
Background and Introduction

In this lesson you will learn:

  • What Linux is
  • Brief history of Linux
  • What a Linux Distribution is
  • Reasons Linux is used
2
Linux Distributions
3
Installing VirtualBox on Windows
4
Installing VirtualBox on Mac
5
Installing Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox
6
VirtualBox Troubleshooting Tips
7
When to Install Linux from Scratch
8
Installing CentOS from Scratch / CentOS Manual Installation Process
9
Getting Connected

In this lesson you will learn how to connect to a Linux system directly and over the network. You'll learn about SSH and the software that you'll need to connect to a Linux system.

10
Connect Directly
11
Review

Day 2

1
The Linux Directory Structure

In this lesson you will learn about the Linux directory structure. You'll learn where different components of the operating system are located. You'll also learn how applications can employ the same conventions for their directory structures.

2
The Shell

In this lesson you will learn what the shell is, how to access it, and what the superuser account is.

3
Basic Linux Commands

In this lesson you will learn some basic, yet essential Linux commands. You will be given an overview of each command and then a demonstration.

4
Teach Yourself to Fish

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to navigate man pages.
  • How the $PATH environment variable is used.
  • What the which command does.
  • How to ask commands for help.
  • How to search man pages.
5
Working with Directories

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to use directory shortcuts
  • How to execute commands out of your $PATH
  • How to create and remove directories
6
Listing Files and Understanding LS Output

In this lesson you will learn how to list files with the ls command and how to interpret the ls output.

7
Quiz 1

Day 3

1
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part One

The permissions lesson is broken into two parts. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Symbolic permissions
  • Numeric and octal permissions
  • File versus directory permissions
  • Changing permissions
  • Working with groups
  • File creation mask
2
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part Two

This is part two of the permissions lesson. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Symbolic permissions
  • Numeric and octal permissions
  • File versus directory permissions
  • Changing permissions
  • Working with groups
  • File creation mask
3
View Files and the Nano Editor

In this lesson you will learn various commands that can be used to view files as well as how to use the nano text editor.

4
Editing Files in Vi

In this lesson you will learn how to edit files with the vi editor.

5
Vi Cheat Sheet
6
Editing Files with Emacs

In this lesson you will learn how to edit files with the emacs editor.

7
Emacs Cheat Sheet
8
Finding Files and Directories

In this lesson you will learn about two commands that will help you find files and directories.

9
Graphical Editors

This lesson will touch on some of the graphical editors available in the Linux operating system.

10
Quiz 2

Day 4

1
Deleting, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files

This lesson will cover how to delete, copy, move, and rename files.

2
Wildcards - Part One
3
Wildcards - Part Two
4
Input, Output, and Redirection

This lesson covers the various types of input and output as well as how to redirect that input and output.

5
Comparing Files

In this lesson you will learn three strategies for comparing the differences between two files.

6
Searching in Files and Using Pipes

In this lesson you will learn how to search through the contents of files. Additionally you will learn about pipes and how they can be used to aid searches.

7
Transferring and Copying Files over the Network

In this lesson you will learn how to transfer and copy files over the network.

See the supplementary material for a list of SCP and SFTP clients.

8
Customizing the Shell Prompt

In this lesson you will learn how to customize your shell prompt.

9
Shell Aliases

In this lesson you will learn how to list, create, delete, and persist shell aliases.

10
Review
11
Quiz 3

Day 5

1
Environment Variables
2
Environment Variables - Text Supplement
3
Processes and Job Control

In this lesson you will learn how to display information about running programs and processes. You will also learn how to control the behavior of processes, including running processes in the background and terminating processes.

4
Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron

In this lesson you will learn how to schedule jobs and automate tasks using the cron service.

5
Switching Users and Running Commands as Others

In this lesson you will learn how to switch to other accounts and run programs as different users.

6
Shell History and Tab Completion

In this lesson you will learn how to manipulate your shell history. Additionally, you will learn how to use tab completion. Finally command line editing is covered.

7
Installing Software

In this lesson you will learn how to search for, install, and remove software.

8
Quiz 4
9
Conclusion - Congratulations and Thank You!

Thanks for taking the "Learn Linux in 5 Days" course! If you found it helpful, please leave a review. If you need help with anything, please let me know.

Thanks and congrats!


Jason

Instructor

Addendum - Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network

1
Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network

Bonus

1
Bonus - Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Wordpress on Ubuntu

This lesson covers installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Wordpress on an Ubuntu system.

Bonus - Slides

1
Background and Introduction
2
Getting Access
3
Getting Connected
4
Linux Directory Structure
5
Welcome to Shell
6
Basic Linux Commands
7
Getting Help
8
Directories
9
Listing Files
10
Permissions
11
Finding Files
12
Nano
13
Vi
14
Emacs
15
Graphical Editors
16
Managing Files
17
Customizing the Shell Prompt
18
Wildcards
19
I/O Redirection
20
Comparing Files
21
Searching in Files
22
Transferring Files
23
Aliases
24
Switching Users and Sudo
25
Shell History
26
Environment Variables
27
Jobs
28
Cron
29
Installing Software

Videos Replaced by Updated Lectures

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Getting Access to a Linux System

In this lesson you will learn several methods that you can use to get access to a Linux system.

NOTE: In addition to http://simpleshell.com you can use http://www.webminal.org or http://linuxzoo.net.

2
Installing VirtualBox on Windows

In this lesson you will learn how to install VirtualBox on Windows.

3
Installing VirtualBox on Mac

In this lesson you will learn how to install VirtualBox on Mac.

4
Installing Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox

In this lesson you will learn how to create a Linux Virtual Machine using VirtualBox and Virtual Disk Images.

The Linux Virtual Machine can be used to practice your Linux skills as you progress through the course.

5
Installing Ubuntu from Scratch

In this lesson you will learn how to install Virtualbox and Ubuntu.

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