The Linux Foundation’s Free “Intro to Linux” course – Beginning 1st August 2014

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On March 6, the Linux Foundation announced it is building a Massive Open Online Course MOOC program with edX, the nonprofit, open source based, online learning platform launched in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. The course: LFS101x is based on the popular LFS101: Introduction to Linux, with modifications which reflect the fact that it will be 100% self-paced. LFS101x will be available entirely free of charge and as open enrollment, meaning that students can start the course at any time. We expect this course to become available during late Summer 2014 and users may pre-register on the course page at the edX website.

Since the original release of the above information a start date (1st August 2014) has been confirmed and here’s a special welcome video from Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux:

Details of the Syllabus below:


1. Introduction

Linux Foundation
Linux Foundation Training
Logistics

2. Linux Philosophy and Components

Linux History
Linux Philosophy
Linux Community
Linux Vocabulary
Linux Distributions
Overview of the Installation Process
Boot Process

3. Graphical Interface

Session Management
Basic Operations
Graphical Desktop

4. System Configuration from the Graphical Interface

Display Settings
Network Manager
Time Source
Installing New Software

5. Command-line Operations

Text Mode Options
Basic Operations
Searching for Files
Introduction to File Editing
Installing Software

6. Finding Linux Documentation

Command Help
man and info Pages
Public Resources

7. File Operations

Filesystems
Filesystem Architecture
Comparing Files
File Types
Backing Up and Compressing Data

8. User Environment

Accounts
Environment
History
Aliases

9. Text Editors

vim
emacs

10. Network Operations

Basic Networking Concepts
Browsers
Transferring Files

11. Manipulating Text

Modifying Files
sed
awk
grep
Misc Text Utilities

12. Printing

Configuration
Printing Operations
Manipulating Postscript and PDF Files

13. Bash Shell Scripting

Features and Capabilities
Scripts
Syntax
Constructs
Arithmetic Operations

14. Advanced Bash Shell Scripting

String Manipulation
File Tests
Functions
Arguments
Debugging
Tips and Tricks

15. Processes

Listing Processes
Process Attributes
Background and Foreground Processes
Process Priorities
Starting Processes in the Future
Detaching Processes from the Console

16. Common Applications

Internet Applications
Office Applications
Multimedia Applications
Graphics Editors
Common Accessories
System Tools

17. Local Security Principles

Linux Security Model
When to Use Root
sudo
Passwords
Bypassing User Authentication

18. Conclusion

via Linux Foundation Training – Free “Intro to Linux” course – coming summer 2014.

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