LFS300: Fundamentals of Linux

2,995.00  excl. VAT

Course Code: LFS300

Duration: 4 days;

Delivery dates: TBA;

Instructor: TBA;

Certificate: Yes, upon completion;

Location: TBA.



Linux powers 94% of the world’s supercomputers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and a billion Android devices. In short, Linux is everywhere. This instructor-led course will give you a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions.


This class is designed for people who have little or no prior experience with Linux or Unix. System administrators, developers, architects, decision makers or new Linux users can all benefit from the content covered in this class, especially if they are looking to work with more involved topics such as Linux system administration, network management and enterprise system architecture.

Course Materials

Authorized printed training materials from The Linux Foundation. As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be course manual will be provided. If you are attending in person the material will be available onsite on the day the class begins.

Course Description

This course will give you a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions. You’ll learn things like:

  • The history of Linux
  • How to install Linux
  • How to use the Graphical User Interface
  • How to control Linux using the command line
  • Basic Linux security
  • And much more!

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Linux Foundation Certifications
    • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
    • Distribution Details
    • Labs
  2. Preliminaries
    • The Command Line
    • sudo
    • Linux Distributions and Desktops
    • Labs
  3. Linux Philosophy and Concepts
    • Linux History
    • Linux Philosophy
    • Linux Community
    • Linux Vocabulary
    • Linux Distributions
    • Labs
  4. Boot Process
    • Bootloader
    • Linux Kernel and initramfs
    • init and Services
    • Console
    • Labs
  5. Linux Installation
    • Planning the Installation Process
    • Source Media
    • Doing the Install
    • Labs
  6. Graphical Interface
    • Graphical Layers
    • Session Management
    • Exploring the Filesystem
    • Customizing the Graphical Desktop
    • Labs
  7. System Configuration from the Graphical Interface
    • System Settings
    • Display Settings
    • Network Manager
    • NTP (Network Time Protocol)
    • Graphical Software Package Management
    • Labs
  8. Finding Linux Documentation
    • Documentation Sources
    • The UNIX Manual
    • GNU Info
    • Command Help
    • Other Documentation Sources
    • Labs
  9. Common Applications
    • Internet Applications
    • Office Applications
    • Multimedia Applications
    • Graphics Editors
    • Labs
  10. Text Editors
    • Available Text Editors
    • Creating a File Without an Editor
    • nano
    • gedit
    • gedit
    • vi
    • emacs
    • Labs
  11. Command-line Operations
    • Command Line Operations and Options
    • Basic Operations
    • Command Prompt
    • Wildcards
    • Searching for Files
    • Package Management
    • Labs
  12. User Environment
    • Accounts
    • Environment Variables
    • Key Shortcuts
    • Command History
    • Command Aliases
    • File Ownership and Permissions
    • Labs
  13. Text Operations
    • cat
    • echo
    • sed
    • awk
    • Miscellaneous Text Utilities
    • Sorting, Cutting, Pasting, Joining, Splitting
    • Regular Expressions and grep
    • Labs
  14. File Operations
    • Filesystems
    • Partitions and Mount Points
    • Network File Systems
    • Filesystem Layout
    • Working with Files
    • Comparing Files
    • File Types
    • Compressing Data
    • Labs
  15. Bash Shell Scripting
    • Scripts
    • Features
    • Functions
    • Command Substitutions and Arithmetic
    • If Conditions and Tests
    • Looping Structures
    • Case Structure
    • Debugging
    • Creating Temporary Files and Directories
    • Labs
  16. Processes
    • Introduction to Processes
    • Process Attributes
    • ps
    • top
    • Load Averages
    • Process Control
    • Starting Processes in the Future
    • Labs
  17. Printing
    • CUPS and Printer Configuration
    • Printing Operations
    • PostScript and PDF
    • Labs
  18. Networking
    • Addressing
    • Networking Interfaces and Configuration
    • Networking Utilities and Tools
    • Labs
  19. Local Security Principles
    • Local Security
    • When to Use Root
    • sudo
    • Passwords
    • Bypassing User Authentication
    • Labs

Why train with The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the go-to source for training on virtually every aspect of Linux and many other open source technologies. Here are a few things that make The Linux Foundation the right choice for training:

  1. The Linux Foundation is the non-profit organization that hosts Linux and many other open source projects, employs Linux creator Linus Torvalds and hosts kernel.org (where all Linux kernel updates are released).
  2. Being so close to the kernel The Linux Foundation is constantly updating training to ensure that the most up-to-date information is being thought. Linux Foundation Training is unique in that all our training courses are designed to work on all major Linux distributions (including RedHat, Ubuntu and SUSE).
  3. The Linux Foundation does not sell any software or support services so there’s no hidden sales agenda in the training material. The only goal is to help students learn the material.
  4. When you train with The Linux Foundation, you’re learning from instructors who are comfortable across all major Linux distributions and can answer student questions regardless of the distribution you’re using for the class. You are truly learning from the experts.