Linux Fundamentals for IT Professionals

Linux Commands for day to day usage and basics of Shell Scripting with Case Studies.
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38,810 students
Linux Fundamentals for IT Professionals
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (968 ratings)
38,810 students
Provision EC2 instance using free tier
Understanding SSH and Passwordless login in detail
Managing files and directories in Linux
Linux Commands for Searching and Copying files
System Commands and Standard Directories
Regular Expressions and Editors
Basics of Scripting and Developing One Liners
Case Study: Developing Monitoring Script leveraging passwordless login for system admins
Case Study: Developing script to automate data ingestion using Sqoop for Data Engineers
Virtualization and Setup Virtual Machines
Understanding AWS Concepts in Detail


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Access to Linux Virtual Machine or Setup Linux locally
  • Demos are given using RedHat and hence some of the commands might not work as is

We are glad to announce a course on Linux Fundamentals which every Software Professional should be aware of. Before getting into details, we are not experts in Linux and we are only trying to share our experience of using handful of Linux commands and ability to write simple shell scripts for most common use cases.

If you fall in any of the below categories, then this course is for you

  • Computer Science or Information Technology Student

  • Testing Professional

  • Production Support or Operations

  • Software Engineer/Application Developer

  • Data Engineer or Big Data Engineer

  • Database Administrator

  • Any other role except for Systems Administrator

  • If you are Systems Administrator with extensive experience in managing Linux based systems, then this course might not be for you.


It might not make much of difference to your career immediately, but the course will make you

  • comfortable while working on day to day tasks

  • automate the daily mundane tasks

  • hack to get the information from files for debugging the issues

At the end of the course your productivity or learning ability will improve for sure.


We will understand basic concepts, most common commands, basic shell scripting, automating simple use cases, virtualization and more.

Here are the details

  • Overview of Hardware, Operating Systems and launching AWS EC2 instances

  • Connecting to servers – detailed session on SSH, users and groups, profile, telnet, ping and firewalls/security groups

  • Manipulating Files and Managing Directories including basic file permissions and ACLs

  • Important commands – getting help, list files, search/find for files, copying files between the servers

  • Manipulating data – Piping output to commands, searching/filtering, transforming, sorting, getting unique values

  • System commands – Operating System, details about CPU, storage as well as memory, get process details and understand standard directories

  • Regular Expressions, overview of vi or vim editor

  • Basics of shell scripting – Scripting tools and developing one liners

  • Basics of shell scripting – Develop shell script to issue commands on multiple nodes and save output to file

  • Basics of shell scripting – Develop shell script to validate all the tables passed in a file

  • Setting up Virtual environment (using Virtualbox and Vagrant)

  • Understanding AWS in detail

Who this course is for:
  • Any data engineer who want to learn Linux commands and scripting for day to day usage
  • Any application developer who have to deal with linux to run their applications
  • Any production support professional who have to provide L1 or L2 support for applications running on Linux
  • Any Computer Science or Information Technology student who want to understand the usage of Linux in real world projects
  • Any Cloud or Systems Engineer who have to support or provide environment based on Linux
9 sections • 68 lectures • 8h 8m total length
  • Overview of Hardware
  • Overview of Operating System
  • Personal Computer vs. Enterprise Server
  • Overview of Data Centers
  • Physical Machine vs. Virtual Machine
  • Signing up for AWS
  • Provision EC2 instance
  • Connecting to EC2 Instances
  • Basic Linux Commands
  • Overview of SSH
  • Configuring SSH
  • SSH Passwordless Login
  • Copying SSH Public Key
  • Usage of password less login
  • Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues
  • Using Console to access server
  • Understanding User Profiles
  • Create files using touch command
  • Adding data to files using cat and redirect
  • Standard Input, Output and Error
  • Files and Directory Permissions
  • Changing Ownership
  • Copying, Moving and Deleting Files
  • Controlling access using ACLs
  • Navigating History of Commands
  • Setup HTTPD using yum
  • Getting help on commands
  • Listing files using ls command
  • Finding or searching files or directories - using find command
  • Copying files between servers using scp
  • Copying files between servers using rsync
  • Setup local yum repository overview
  • Setup local yum repository for Hadoop
  • Update repo files pointing to local yum repository server
  • Piping output of command as input to other command
  • Searching data using grep and regular expressions
  • Passing output of command to xargs
  • Extracting data from delimited files using cut
  • Sorting data in files using sort
  • Getting unique values using uniq
  • Getting System Details
  • Disk Usage and Network Monitoring Commands
  • Managing Services using systemctl
  • Managing processes using ps
  • Standard directories for properties, logs, temporary files etc
  • Regular Expressions Basics
  • Regular Expressions Character Classes and Bracket Expressions
  • Regular Expressions Character Classes and Bracket Expressions - Continued
  • Overview of Editors and navigating with in vi editor
  • Manipulating data in files using vi editor
  • Searching and replacing data in files using vi
  • Running shell commands in vi editor and navigate history in shell using vi mode
  • Agenda
  • Overview of sed
  • Overview of awk
  • Shell Scripting - Hello World
  • Shell Scripting - Program Arguments and Functions
  • Shell Scripting - Basic Programming Constructs
  • Shell Scripting - logging
  • Shell Scripting - Running Scripts in background and scheduling
  • Shell Scripting - one liners to process data
  • Shell Scripting - one liners for admin tasks
  • Different Strategies for Monitoring
  • Running a Command on Multiple Nodes
  • Running Multiple Commands on Multiple Nodes
  • Logging Output of Commands to log file
  • Scheduling Script as job using cron
  • Validate Script by Downloading Files on Multiple Nodes using wget

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