Linux Crash Course for Beginners - 2020
4.7 (84 ratings)
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Linux Crash Course for Beginners - 2020

Linux System Administration and Linux Command Line
4.7 (84 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,925 students enrolled
Created by Imran Afzal
Last updated 6/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $100.99 Original price: $144.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 articles
  • 26 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Linux basic system administration
  • Efficient in basic Linux command line
  • A very well understanding of how Linux works
  • Desire to learn Linux Superfast
  • PC or MAC Computer

This course is for someone who needs basic training in Linux, someone who is already in IT and wants to add a new skill.  It is specifically designed for those who have been really busy with their work and don't have enough time.  Now you don't have to stay awake at night or sneak out of your lunch break.  You will learn so many Linux commands in just 2 days.  Sounds unreal?  Well take a look at my syllabus and you see what I will be covering and then ask yourself if it is worth spending a couple of hours for only 2 days:

Saturday – Basic Linux 

  • Understanding of Linux?

  • What is Oracle Virtual Box?   

  • Oracle Virtual Box Installation   

  • Creating virtual machine   

  • Linux Distributions   

  • Linux Installation   

  • Download and install Putty   

  • Connect Linux VM via Putty   

  • Changing Password   

  • Introduction to File System   

  • File system structure description   

  • File system navigation commands   

  • Directory listing overview   

  • Creating Files and Directories   

  • File Permissions (chmod)   

  • File Ownership (chown, chgrp)   

  • Getting Help (man, whatis etc.)   

  • Adding text to file   

  • Pipes ( | )   

  • Quiz, Homework and Handouts  

Sunday – Advance Linux 

  • File Maintenance Commands

  • File Display Commands

  • Filters / Text Processing Commands (cut, sort, grep, awk, uniq, wc)

  • Finding System Information (uname, cat /etc/redhat-release, cat /etc/*rel*, dmidecode)

  • Linux File Editors (vi text editor)

  • User account management

  • Switch users and Sudo access

  • System utility commands (date, uptime, hostname, which, cal, bc etc.)

  • Processes and schedules (systemctl, ps, top, kill, crontab and at)

  • OS Maintenance Commands (shutdown, reboot, halt, init etc.)

  • System Monitoring Commands (top, df, dmesg, iostat 1, netstat, free etc.)   

  • Shell scripting   

  • Basic Shell scripts   

  • Aliases   

  • Command history   

  • Enabling Internet in Linux VM   

  • Network Files and Commands (ping, ifconfig, netstat, tcpdump, networking config files)   

  • System Updates and Repositories (rpm and yum)   

  • System Run Levels   

  • Quiz, Homework and Handouts


Here is the testimonial from my students:

  • To all of you that are looking for a REALLY GOOD LINUX course, THIS IS IT, SERIOUSLY I promise you won't find a course on LINUX here that is THIS GOOD. -- T.J. Marstiller (Udemy Student)

  • Imran is a very knowledgeable and engaging instructor. As others have said, you can tell that he is not just trying to sell a course, but that he is invested in giving his students a strong career foundation with a positive and approachable attitude. He is also entertaining with his use of pop culture and practical work examples. It really feels like you're in a classroom with him. I'm taking this course mainly as a hobbyist, but got a lot from it already. The homework assignments, quizzes, and handouts help reinforce the material.   -- Raymond B.  (Udemy Student)

  • Main thing about course is its simplicity and the hierarchy. Design is very good and easy which helps to understand things better.  -- Akash Garg (Udemy Student)

  • I just love the teaching ad the learning experience I am getting  -- Jacob Samba (Udemy Student)

  • Imran Afzal might be my favorite teacher I've EVER had. He is funny, and engaging. The course was easy to follow, and with no experience starting I am now extremely comfortable with Linux, and actually really like it. He does make you do your googles, but this is not a bad thing especially considering the nature of IT and documentation to solve your own problems. I highly recommend.  -- Vanessa Diaz-Goumond (Udemy Student)

  • The course is run very well and I really like the handouts and the homework that is assigned. The homework helps me learn and continue with the learning process even when adult life is still progressing forward.  -- Thomas Rogers (Udemy Student)

  • Such an amazing instructor. Imran must have put in a lot of effort in structuring the course and taking the student step by step, he takes his time in explaining everything, from what Linux is, how to down load it, coding, etc. I have taken other courses from Imran. I am a student for life. Keep it up and please keep preparing more courses for please like us who can benefit from your way of teaching, knowledge and experience. Thank you.  -- Ali Shiekh (Udemy Student)

  • In the first place I say a big thank you to the instructor for making such a great course. I was afraid to learn Linux. I now feel very comfortable with Linux. I have understood both the concept behind and the practical as well. I would recommend every one who is NEW to Linux and wants to grab it once and for all without wasting time to go ahead and ENROLL. You will not regret it. I would like the instructor to do same for WINDOWS SERVER ADMIN., I don't seem to find any better and beginner oriented course out there that could be matched with this course. To me, it is the BEST Linux Course on Online. I just started some real world projects with Linux after this great course, I was new to Linux and in just a month I am on the command line always playing.  -- Opoku Bright (Udemy Student)

  • I genuinely look forward to additional courses in the future. This has been so informative. You hear the name oracle all the time, but this was well put in layman’s terms  -- Atoofa Hasan (Classroom Student)

  • Imran Afzal eats, breathes and sleeps Linux! He really knows his stuff. I feel like he has brought me from a novice level education to masters level in a short time period. Anyone who is looking to get a job in Linux should definitely take this course.  -- TJ Walker (Udemy Student)

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who has very limited time to learn Linux
  • Anyone who wants the fastest and efficient way to learn Linux
  • Anyone who is already in IT and wants to add a new skill
  • Network, Storage, Database or Software engineers, developers, IT Helpdesk technicians
  • Someone with no patience to spend end less hours learning a new skill
  • Anyone who wants to level up his or her career
Course content
Expand all 49 lectures 05:33:56
+ Saturday - Basic Linux Administration
22 lectures 02:36:06
Welcome to Saturday Class
What is Linux?
Oracle Virtual Box Installation
  • If your Virtual Box only showing 32 bit =

  • Help to release mouse capture in virtualBox. Press one key by itself: *The [CTRL] key on the right hand side of the keyboard

Creating Virtual Machine
Linux CentOS7 Installation (Recommended)
Linux CentOS8 Installation (Optional)
Download and Install Putty
Connect Linux VM through Putty
Changing Password
Introduction to File System and Structure
File System Navigation Commands
Directory Listing Overview
Pipes ( | )
File Permissions
File Ownership Commands
Adding Text to Files
Saturday - Quiz
13 questions
Saturday - Homework
Saturday - Handouts
+ Sunday - Advance Linux Administration
21 lectures 02:47:38
Welcome to Sunday Class
File Maintenance Commands (cp, rm, mv, mkdir, rmdir)
File Display Commands (cat, less, more, head, tail, vi)
Filters / Text Processing Commands (cut, sort, grep, awk, uniq, wc)
Finding System Information (uname, cat /etc/redhat-release, cat /etc/*rel*, dmid
Linux File Editor (vi)
User Account Management (useradd, groupadd, usermod, userdel, groupdel)
Switch Users and Sudo Access (su, sudo)
System Utility Commands (date, uptime, hostname, uname, which, cal, bc)
Processes and Schedules (systemctl, ps, top, kill, crontab and at)
OS Maintenance Commands (shutdown, reboot, halt, init)
System Monitoring Commands (top, df, dmesg, iostat 1, netstat, free)
Basic Shell Scripts
History Command (history)
Enabling Internet in Linux VM
Network Files and Commands (ping, ifconfig, netstat, tcpdump, networking confi
System Updates and Repositories (rpm and yum)
Sunday - Quiz
13 questions
Sunday - Homework
Sunday - Handouts
Welcome to Bonus Section
+ Bonus
2 lectures 03:58
Welcome to Bonus Section
Bonus Lecture