Linux for Everyone -- The Best Start to Linux Expertise
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Linux for Everyone -- The Best Start to Linux Expertise

The Quickest and Easiest way to Learn the Linux OS and OpenSource Software -- for Linux Newbies and Instructors!
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify, Choose, Obtain, and Install various Linux Distributions onto PCs, Servers, and VMs
  • Explain, simply to anyone, what Linux is and why you should use it
  • Explain, simply to anyone, what 'Open Source' is and why it's important
  • Install and Configure a virtualization platform
  • Create and Maintain Virtual Machines
  • Instruct anyone how to use the basic functions of Linux Desktop
  • Install, Manage, and Use a list of the most popular Open Source Softwares
  • Begin to use the Linux Operating System as easily, or more easily, than MS Windows
  • Assist anyone else in setting-up their own Linux install
  • Self-Prepare for the Next Step in becoming a Linux Expert
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  • Anyone who has basic, everyday computer-using abilities (ie. browse the internet, send & receive email, read & create documents, etc... ) can take this course!

Hey, all you current and aspiring IT Pros, out there!

Welcome to the “Linux 4 Everyone” course!  ...the BEST way to get started in the world of Linux and Open-Source tech!

This course is designed to be the quickest and easiest way for Linux Beginners to jump into Learning and Doing… using the world’s most powerful,  flexible,  and most widely used Operating System!

But, don’t be fooled by simplistic facade!  This course is also a useful tool, providing a unique perspective for current Linux Pros to use in mentoring colleagues in the ways of Open-Source.

This course is the first, in a series of courses, that will provide you with a solid foundation for learning and earning all of the tools and skills that you’ll need to advance in virtually any IT career path…

as well as enabling you to:

  • advance in your current position,
  • quickly land that dream-job,
  • or leave the 9 to 5 rat-race behind and chase your own dreams by going into business for yourself!
Does the idea of quickly moving into a career you love -- but that can also earn you $80,000 - $120,000 [or more] -- awaken your curiosity? Then the skills you'll learn in this course will build the strong foundations you need to stand out from the sea of 'professionals' to be recognized as amazing !
If you're looking to get the most benefit for your investment, then there is no better course for you! And here's why:
  • This course is taught by an I.T. Instructor and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience, using Linux and Open Source tools to help businesses with their IT needs,  as well as starting new businesses.
  • You'll be learning by doing, as we setup a Linux project together!
  • The course content is designed to earn you the skills which are in demand today!
  • The progressive lesson design will lead you into even more advanced learning.
  • Learn the "Principals of IT", which will guide you to success in virtually any ITcareer.

And, if that wasn’t enough, this course is (and always will be) TOTALLY FREE !    Why?   

Because Linux is more than an Operating System.  It’s a symbol of a greater philosophy,  which states that:

We can create more amazing things, together!
Technology is more than just what can be created to make money.

So, sign up for the course.   Join the growing community!  

And join the race to a better future, together!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has an interest in learning Linux
  • Anyone who is interested in teaching Linux
  • Anyone who would like to pursue a lucrative career in IT
  • Anyone who would like to learn the most useful skills in IT, that will raise earning potential
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:53
Core Concepts & Building a Base of Understanding
3 Lectures 10:34

In this Lecture, we'll make an attempt to answer the question "What is Linux and OpenSource?"

Preview 05:00

You probably have some good reasons for wanting to use the Linux Operating System... as do I !

But not everyone is going to understand, right away, what makes Linux so great... and why they would benefit from using it.

So, let's look at a few of those reasons!

Preview 02:55

Switching over from Windows or Mac OS, to Linux, seems easy for some.  But it's a nightmare for others.

Let's look at a way to move on over, with as little discomfort as possible!

How Do I Migrate to Linux?
Get Linux
3 Lectures 07:51

In this lecture, we'll download Oracle's Virtualbox virtualization platform, as well as the Guest Extensions plugin.

Let's Get VirtualBox

There are many versions of Linux to choose from (also called "Flavors" or "Distros").  

In this Lesson, we'll take a look at a few of them, and we'll choose one to use for this course.

Choose a Linux Distribution

Once you've chosen which Linux Distro you would like to use, you're ready to get 'em downloaded.  We'll check out how, in this Lesson.

Download Linux
Install Linux
5 Lectures 15:30

Now that we have our tools downloaded, we'll install Virtualbox onto our system.

Install Virtualbox

Before we begin creating our Virtual Machines, we will need to configure the Virtualbox program, to work the way we want it to.  Then,  we can set up a blank VM, in which we can install the Linux OS.

Configure Virtualbox and Create a Blank VM

In this lesson, we'll go through the Linux OS install procedure.  We'll actually be installing Linux inside of our blank VM.  But, the process we'll use is the same as if we installed directly onto a PC or server.

Install Linux -- OS Install Procedure

Now that we have a fully-functioning Linux OS, running inside of a VM, we will install the Virtualbox Extras package into it.  This will give our Linux VM some extra features that will make it easier to use with our Host machine.

Install VBox Extras into the Linux VM

In this lesson, we'll learn how to take backup 'snapshots' of our virtual machine, so that we can roll-back, just in case something happens.

Create our First VM Backup
Meet Linux!
3 Lectures 06:10

Now, we're ready to actually start using Linux!  And the first step is to take a walk around the desktop, and get better acquainted with it.

Meet the Linux Desktop

One common question for new users, moving to Linux is:  "Where's all my stuff?"

Let's take a look at the answer.

My "Home" Folder

Ubuntu's "Unity Dash" is a powerful tool, that can make our computing experience easier.  In this Lesson, we'll take a look at the Dash, and how we can use it to our advantage.

Using the Unity Dash
Getting Comfortable with Linux
5 Lectures 18:26

In this Lesson, use the included file browser to take a look around our system.

Using the File Browser

How do I change the look and feel of my desktop?  How do I add users?  How do I add a printer?

It's all in the System Settings.  And, in this lesson, we'll take a look at the various things we can do with this useful tool !

System Settings

Face it.  These days, a computer that's not internet connected is just an expensive paper-weight.  

In this lesson, we'll check out the Network Connections tool.  And we'll see how easily we can connect to various types of networks.

Network and Internet Connections

If you've ever used a program, like the Microsoft Windows "Task Manager", to check up on your system's health... you'll appreciate the control and convenience of using the Linux SysMon Applet.  In this lesson, we'll look at how to get, and how to use, this valuable app.

Checking System Health with the SysMon Applet

The best way to make sure that you're system is both running at its best, and that it's protected from vulnerabilities, is to keep it updated.  And Linux has some really easy ways to doing just this.

In this lesson, we'll look at the "Ubuntu Updatr" app, as a way to keep our Linux system up to date.

Keeping Linux Up to Date
Installing and Using Linux & OpenSource Apps
4 Lectures 09:20

In this lesson,  we look at the most common (and easiest) way to add and remove software from our Linux Desktop...  the Software Centre.

Install Apps via the Software Center

There are a few different ways that we can install apps in Linux.  

And, in this lesson, we'll look at installing via "packages", by installing the Google Chrome web browser.

Install Apps via 'Packages' - Install Google Chrome

One popular question for new Linux users is "What apps do I use, since I can't use Windows apps anymore?"

Let's take a look at some popular alternatives for Windows apps.

Linux Alternatives to Windows Apps

There are tons of great apps made just for Linux.  But, in this Lesson, we're going to highlight a few of them.

Recommended and Useful Linux Apps
Wrapping it Up
2 Lectures 03:24

Let's take a Lesson to do a quick recap of what we've accomplished, and why it's important to our future learning... and our future career.

What we've Accomplished

Where do we go from here?

Let's look at some options.

What's Next
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