Learn Linux in 5 Days and Level Up Your Career
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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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Created by Jason Cannon
Last updated 11/2016
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 33 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
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.
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Requirements
  • A desire to learn.
Description

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, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.

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

Who is the target audience?
  • People with limited time.
  • Anyone with a desire to learn about Linux.
  • People that have Linux experience, but would like to learn about the Linux command line interface.
  • Existing Linux users that want to become power users.
  • People that need Linux knowledge for a personal or business project like hosting a website on a Linux server.
  • Professionals that need to learn Linux to become more effective at work. Helpdesk staff, application support engineers, and application developers that are required to use the Linux operating system.
  • People thinking about a career as a Linux system administrator or engineer, but need the basics first.
  • Researchers, college professors, and college students that will be using Linux servers to conduct research or complete course work.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Overview
1 Lecture 02:30

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

Preview 02:30
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Day 1
10 Lectures 53:45

In this lesson you will learn:

  • What Linux is
  • Brief history of Linux
  • What a Linux Distribution is
  • Reasons Linux is used
Background and Introduction
06:46


Installing VirtualBox on Windows
03:27


Installing Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox
04:43

VirtualBox Troubleshooting Tips
02:26

Installing CentOS from Scratch
14:41

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.

Getting Connected
11:27

Connect Directly
01:44

Review
00:27
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Day 2
6 Lectures 49:21

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.

The Linux Directory Structure
10:02

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

The Shell
07:35

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.

Basic Linux Commands
05:06

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.
Teach Yourself to Fish
05:56

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
Working with Directories
08:57

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

Listing Files and Understanding LS Output
11:45

Quiz 1
10 questions
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Day 3
9 Lectures 52:53

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
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part One
11:14

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
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part Two
09:28

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.

View Files and the Nano Editor
05:16

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

Editing Files in Vi
09:58

Vi Cheat Sheet
1 page

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

Editing Files with Emacs
05:40

Emacs Cheat Sheet
1 page

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

Finding Files and Directories
06:55

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

Graphical Editors
04:22

Quiz 2
3 questions
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Day 4
10 Lectures 01:00:54

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

Deleting, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files
11:08

Wildcards - Part One
05:12

Wildcards - Part Two
07:03

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

Input, Output, and Redirection
07:46

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

Comparing Files
04:13

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.

Searching in Files and Using Pipes
09:41

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.

Transferring and Copying Files over the Network
06:35

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

Customizing the Shell Prompt
05:08

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

Shell Aliases
03:41

Review
00:27

Quiz 3
5 questions
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Day 5
8 Lectures 01:01:36
Environment Variables
07:55

Environment Variables - Text Supplement
2 pages

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.

Processes and Job Control
11:53

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

Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron
05:50

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

Switching Users and Running Commands as Others
08:10

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.

Shell History and Tab Completion
13:11

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

Installing Software
13:33

Quiz 4
5 questions

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

Conclusion - Congratulations and Thank You!
01:04
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Addendum - Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network
1 Lecture 11:14
Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network
11:14
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Bonus
1 Lecture 09:26

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

Bonus - Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Wordpress on Ubuntu
09:26
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Bonus - Slides
29 Lectures 00:00
Background and Introduction
15 pages

Getting Access
23 pages

Getting Connected
9 pages

Linux Directory Structure
29 pages

Welcome to Shell
20 pages

Basic Linux Commands
7 pages

Getting Help
20 pages

Directories
13 pages

Listing Files
20 pages

Permissions
30 pages

Finding Files
9 pages

Nano
9 pages

Vi
18 pages

Emacs
14 pages

Graphical Editors
5 pages

Managing Files
19 pages

Customizing the Shell Prompt
8 pages

Wildcards
11 pages

I/O Redirection
9 pages

Comparing Files
9 pages

Searching in Files
16 pages

Transferring Files
9 pages

Aliases
9 pages

Switching Users and Sudo
15 pages

Shell History
19 pages

Environment Variables
11 pages

Jobs
13 pages

Cron
12 pages

Installing Software
18 pages
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Videos Replaced by Updated Lectures
5 Lectures 27:33

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.

Getting Access to a Linux System
07:41

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

Installing VirtualBox on Windows
03:27

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

Installing VirtualBox on Mac
01:11

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.

Installing Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox
04:50

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

Installing Ubuntu from Scratch
10:24
About the Instructor
Jason Cannon
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Professional system administrator, consultant, and author.

Jason started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com. Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.

He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. He is also the author of the books "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu."