Learn Linux in 5 Days and Level Up Your Career

AVG Duration6h
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Ready to get a comprehensive understanding of Linux and take the next step in your career? This learning path covers a wide range of Linux topics so that you can begin programming in Linux with confidence. Even if you already have some basic Linux knowledge, this learning path is a great way to brush up on those skills and build upon what you already know!

We'll start off with the fundamentals of Linux, including the directory structure, files, shell scripting and the command line, and permissions. Once you've grasped the basics we then build upon those topics by looking at more intermediate-level techniques.

Towards the end of the learning path, we will also begin looking at more advanced commands, permissions, job controls, switching between users, and installing software using RPM- and Debian-based systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to install a Linux system and connect to it, whether that be on Mac or Windows, as well as how to install Linux from scratch
  • Understand the fundamentals of Linux directories, permissions, shell scripting, and the command line
  • Learn how to create and modify files in Linux
  • Learn what wildcards are and how and when to use them
  • Understand input, output, and redirection
  • Implement processes and job control, and switch between users
  • Install software using RPM- and Debian-based systems

Intended Audience

  • People considering the roles of Linux system administrator or engineer and need to learn the basics of Linux
  • IT professionals who want to build upon or brush up on their existing Linux knowledge
  • IT professionals who need some Linux knowledge to further their careers


This is a beginner-level course and so can be taken by anyone with a desire to learn about Linux!


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Course - Intermediate - 3m
Learn Linux in 5 Days - Introduction
This course introduces the Learn Linux in 5 Days learning path and what you can expect to get out of it.
Course - Beginner - 1h 4m
Day One
In this course, you will learn how to install a Linux system and connect to it, whether that be on Mac or Windows. You'll also learn how to install Linux from scratch.
Course - Beginner - 49m
Day Two
This course looks at the essentials of Linux including the directory structure, basic commands, the shell, and using the command line.
Course - Intermediate - 53m
Day Three
This course covers the Linux directory structure and relative permissions, as well as files and the multitude of ways in which they can be created, managed, and deleted.
Course - Intermediate - 1h
Day Four
As the title suggests, this course looks at intermediate-level skills for those who already know a bit about Linux but want to enhance that knowledge.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 20m
Day Five
In this course, introduce new concepts such as job control, switching users, and installing software.
Course - Intermediate - 40m
This brief course provides you with some extra pointers for working in Linux.
Course - Intermediate - 1m
Learn Linux in 5 Days - Conclusion
This course wraps up the Learn Linux in 5 Days learning path.
Exam - 45m
Final Exam: Learn Linux in 5 Days
Final Exam: Learn Linux in 5 Days
About the Author
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Jason is the founder of the Linux Training Academy as well as the author of "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu." He has over 20 years of professional Linux experience, having worked for industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, UPS, FireEye, and Amazon.com. Nothing gives him more satisfaction than knowing he has helped thousands of IT professionals level up their careers through his many books and courses.