Linux Command Line for Beginners

A Beginner's Guide to Using the Linux Command Line Effectively
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Understand the Linux file system structure and navigation
Learn how to use basic Linux commands for file management, such as ls, cd, cp, and mv
Understand file and directory permissions and how to modify them using chmod and chown commands
Learn how to manipulate text files using basic Linux text editors such as vi or nano
Practice using the command line interface to perform various administrative tasks such as installing software packages.
Understand the fundamentals of virtualization technology and its benefits
Learn how to install and configure VMware virtualization software on a host machine
Learn how to create, manage and modify virtual machines in VMware


  • No experience with Linux required, just an interest in learning the basics.


Are you interested in starting a career in Information Technology, Cyber Security, or Systems Administration? If so, learning Linux is an essential step. Linux is one of the most highly sought-after skills by employers and there is an immediate need for people who have these skills in these career fields.

In our basic Linux command line course, you'll learn how to access and perform simple tasks in the command line, providing you with a solid foundation to build upon in the future. You don't need any prior experience with Linux to take this course - we'll start with the basics and gradually introduce more advanced concepts.

By gaining exposure and experience with the Ubuntu Linux command line, you'll be giving yourself a competitive advantage in the job market. You'll learn how to navigate the file system, manage files and directories, manipulate text files, and manage processes. You'll also gain practical experience using command line tools for networking, system administration, and troubleshooting.

Not only will this course give you valuable hands-on experience with Linux, it will also help you prepare for industry-recognized certifications such as CompTIA Linux+, LPI Linux Essentials, and RedHat Certifications.

Whether you're just starting out in IT or looking to freshen up your skills, this course will help you gain valuable experience that can set you apart from other candidates. You'll also be setting the foundation for acquiring other skills, such as setting up ideal developer environments or pivoting into learning how to become an ethical hacker or cybersecurity analyst.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience that can help you succeed in a rewarding career in Information Technology, Cyber Security, or Systems Administration.

Sign up for our basic Linux command line course now and take the first step towards a successful career in this exciting and in-demand field!

Who this course is for:

  • IT professionals who want to develop a strong foundational understanding of the Linux operating system and command line interface.
  • Developers who work with Linux servers and need to manage files, directories, and processes using command line tools.
  • System administrators who want to automate repetitive tasks and perform administrative tasks using command line utilities.
  • Students and beginners who want to learn Linux command line basics for personal or academic purposes.
  • Anyone who wants to improve their technical skills and gain practical experience with the Linux operating system.


Founder of Cyber Wired Training
Alexander Commodore
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 358 Reviews
  • 9,168 Students
  • 4 Courses

Alexander founded CyberWired Training in order to provide awareness and support to those entering and present in the IT and Cybersecurity Industry.

He has 5+ years of experience teaching to JROTC students and continuing education students: Linux, Windows, Digital Forensics, and Virtualization.

Experience working for a defense contractor to recruit for Information Technology positions. Is in the Top 1% in the 6000s of TryHackMe for ethical hacking experiences.

Maintains the AWS Cloud Practitioner and Solutions Architect Associate as well as CompTIA: Security+, Network+, Linux+, CySA+, PenTest+, and CASP+.

He is also a former national finalist of the CyberPatriot competition where he's gained experience in defending against an active red-team tasked with protecting virtualized critical infrastructure.

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