NHCU 0072: Linux Fundamentals (L-120)

This challenging course focuses on the fundamental concepts and tools which make Unix and Linux so powerful.

Program Overview

The curriculum is designed to provide hands-on experience. Subjects focused on during this class include the Linux file system and how to manipulate it; the basic Unix and Linux notions of pipes, redirection, regular expressions, and other tools for performing complex tasks; the management of processes and jobs; vi, the standard Unix editor; and the ability to construct shell scripts to automate routine or difficult operations.

Students in this course commonly span a variety of skill levels, from beginners desiring a solid foundation in Unix to experienced users seeking to fill in gaps in their knowledge. Courseware supports latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Core, SUSE LINUX Professional, and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • UNIX Origins, Design Principles and Timeline

  • FSF, GNU, and GPL - General Public License

  • The Linux Kernel and Linux Features

  • Multi-User Concepts

  • Login and Discovery

  • The Linux Filesystem

  • Manipulating Files

  • Text Processing

  • Shell Basics

  • Regular Expressions

  • Archiving and Compression

  • Text Editing

  • Command Shells

  • Shell Scripting

  • Process Management and Job Control

  • Job Control

  • Messaging

  • The Secure Shell (SSH)

  • Managing Software

  • Printing

  • Mounting Filesystems & Managing Removable Media

  • Using Removable Media and NFS Shares

  • X Window System

  • Using X

Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost.
The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.


40 hours

Estimated Cost


Ways to Learn



4.0 CEUs

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