Course Description

Introduction to Linux is a course that is designed to provide learners with a fundamental understanding of the Linux operating system. Linux is a free and open-source software that is widely used in many industries such as web development, cybersecurity, data science, and cloud computing. The course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning about Linux, including beginners who have no prior knowledge of Linux. The course will begin by introducing learners to the history and philosophy of Linux. Learners will learn about the basic concepts of Linux, such as the file system, shell, and commands. The course will also cover how to navigate the Linux system using the command line interface (CLI), which is the primary interface used to interact with Linux. In addition, the course will cover the installation process of Linux, including how to create a bootable USB drive and how to install Linux on a virtual machine. Learners will also learn how to use basic commands to navigate the file system and how to perform simple tasks such as creating, deleting, and editing files and directories. The course will also cover how to manage users and groups, including creating and deleting user accounts and assigning permissions to files and directories. Learners will learn how to use the sudo command to gain root access and perform system-level tasks. Moreover, the course will cover the basics of networking on Linux. Learners will learn how to configure network interfaces, how to troubleshoot network connectivity issues, and how to use basic networking commands such as ping and traceroute. The course will also provide learners with an overview of some of the common Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS. Learners will learn about the features and benefits of each distribution and which one might be best suited for their needs. In conclusion, Introduction to Linux is an excellent course for anyone who wants to learn about Linux. By the end of the course, learners will have a solid understanding of the basic concepts of Linux, including how to navigate the file system, manage users and groups, perform system-level tasks, and configure network interfaces. This knowledge will be beneficial for those interested in pursuing a career in Linux administration, cybersecurity, or web development. Author: The Linux Foundation (edx)