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Learn Linux in 5 Days and Level Up Your Career

Up to 9h 6m
Enhance your skill setDevelop essential skills for thriving in real-world scenarios.
Stay focused, stay committedBoost your learning journey by enrolling: stay focused, consistent and achieve your goals with ease.
Earn a certificate of completionShow your skills and build your credibility when you include them in your resume and LinkedIn profile.

Ready to get a comprehensive understanding of Linux and take the next step in your career? This course 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 course 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 course, 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!

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About the Author

Jason Cannon, opens in a new tab
Founder, Linux Training Academy
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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.

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