Linux Essentials Course

Linux Essentials Course

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This Linux course eases learners into acquiring Linux knowledge. It covers fundamental concepts surrounding 19 basic Linux commands, creating a foundation for Linux command line education. The goal of this Linux course is to provide individuals with an introduction into the growing world of Linux. The curriculum also helps individuals to prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Individuals who complete this course should understand the features and functionality of the Linux operating system covered by the certification objectives.

Participants utilise a web browser to access the Linux Essentials content modules, lab exercises and virtual machines via Cisco NetAcad.com. Each learner has access to a Linux virtual machine to practice, explore, and test Linux command-line concepts.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Linux course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how Linux is used and the basics of the command line.
  • Apply skills using Linux virtual machine with step-by-step lab activities.
  • Build foundational knowledge for progressively mastering Linux commands.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to Linux.
  2. Open Source Applications and Licenses.
  3. Using Linux.
  4. Command Line Skills.
  5. Getting Help.
  6. Working with Files and Directories.
  7. Archiving and Compression.
  8. Pipes, Redirection, and REGEX.
  9. Basic Scripting.
  10. Understanding Computer Hardware.
  11. Managing Packages and Processes.
  12. Network Configuration.
  13. System and User Security.
  14. Managing Users and Groups.
  15. Ownership and Permissions.
  16. Special Permissions, Links and File Locations.

Intended Audience

The Linux course is designed for individuals interested in learning Linux.

Delivery Style

Online, self-paced.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this Linux course. The curriculum is designed for individuals with no Linux experience.

System Requirements

In general, the two most recent versions of these browsers are supported:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

Access to courses may be possible using other browsers, but is not guaranteed.

About Cisco Networking Academy

As the world changes all around us, acquiring technical skills is what brings opportunity and the promise of education is what offers hope. For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of 9.2 million students in 180 countries by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship. Since 1997, Cisco Networking Academy has been working toward a single goal: fostering the technical and entrepreneurial skills that people, educators, and companies need to change the world for the better.

  • 7.8 million students: The education Cisco Networking Academy provides has the power to change people’s lives, elevate careers, and transform communities.
  • 70% become leaders: Cisco Networking Academy students do more than gain technical mastery, they come away prepared to drive innovation and help companies meet the challenges of digital transformation. 70% of those who complete advanced courses obtain new or better jobs, take on increased responsibility, or earn higher pay.
  • 180 countries: Cisco Networking Academy quickly grew to become a movement that is transforming entire communities, and delivering a pipeline of talent to fuel business transformation and take on global problems.
  • One billion people: Cisco Networking Academy plays an essential role in Cisco’s commitment to positively impact over one billion people by 2025 through digitisation. For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has inspired people to take on the trends, technologies, and challenges changing the world. And they’ll be there, leading the charge, for the next 20 years and beyond.


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Online self paced Approximately 70 hours, 365 maximum days to complete
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University of Newcastle
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