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Learn Linux in 5 Days and Level Up Your Career

My name is Jason Cannon and I'm the author of Linux for Beginners as well as the founder of the Linux Training Academy. When I ask people to tell me what their biggest challenge is to learning Linux, they all say the same thing: Time.

Give me just 45 minutes a day for the next 5 days and I will teach you exactly what you need to know about the Linux operating system. You'll learn the most important concepts and commands, and I'll even guide you step-by-step through several practical and real-world examples.

Free Bonus - How to Install WordPress on Your Very Own Linux System

First, you'll learn what software is required for WordPress to run on a Linux system. Next, you'll be given the exact commands to type that install all the required software and WordPress.

Before you know it, you'll have a fully functioning blog on your hands. This is a great way to put your new-found Linux skills to good use. Totally optional, but very cool: If you want to host your blog on the internet on your very own installation of Linux, I'll show you were you can get hosting for just $5 a month.

You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this course. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.

  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.
  • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers.
  • What SSH is and how to use it.
  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.
  • The basic Linux commands you'll use most often.
  • Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories.
  • Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files.
  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.
  • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.
  • Two methods to search for files and directories.
  • How to compare the contents of files.
  • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them.
  • How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy.
  • How and why to redirect input and output from applications.
  • How to customize your shell prompt.
  • How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history.
  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.
  • How to switch users and run processes as others.
  • How to find and install software.
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    Rating 4.4 based on 4,012 ratings
    Length 13.5 total hours
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    Cost $14
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    Instructor Jason Cannon
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    Language English
    Subjects IT & Networking
    Tags Operating Systems IT & Software Operating Systems & Servers

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    looking forward

    Very clear and concise, looking forward to the rest of the course.

    Thanks The Instructions are clear and looking forward to know more Great course for beginners.

    Looking forward to a more advanced course now, I would like to focus on Linux administration, but this course is ideal for anyone wanting to learn how to use Linux.

    Looking forward to enrolling in some of the more advanced courses.

    Looking forward to few other courses from you specially in Big Data.

    Looking forward to your other courses!

    Finally I decide to learn Linux after all those years and am I glad I did, started two weeks ago and completed now I feel very competant with the fundemantals and will continue to delve further, thank you Jason for the informative Linux course, looking forward to more!!!

    Looking forward to completing Jason's Linux administration course next!

    Looking forward to the Linux Admin course now.

    5 starts well done , looking forward for more linux courses an advanced one maybe?

    Looking forward to another course from this instructor!

    Due to Jason's superb teaching I signed up for two more courses he is teaching - and looking forward to commencing soon.

    have finished day 1 and really enjoy the presentation so far, concise and at a good pace for me, a newbie.. looking forward to completing course... completed the 5 day course and will give a resounding 5 stars.. Jason makes learning this subject enjoyable and easy to follow.. excellent teaching skills, keep up the good work.. will be keeping a lookout for new courses....

    Looking forward to the rest of the course and other courses offered by Jason!

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    step by step

    Easy to understand and remember commands with step by step tutorial.

    Simple and Step by Step explanation As beginner so far I like how this instructor is presenting and using words that’s easy to understand!!!!

    Until I was alerted to udemy, I was trying to learn Linux by watching YouTube videos and though I found good and helpful tips there, I was unable to find a set of instructions that took me step by step into learning the basics.

    I then referred to the pdf instructions for installing wordpress, and it is literally nothing like the step by step instructions in the presentation.

    Jason takes it slowly and step by step.

    I like the fact that the instructor follows up each lesson with a Summary slide to remind us of what we just went over (in case we drifted off somewhere along the line) Step by step instructions of the information being taught in the terminal make it easy to follow along.

    First time with any OS period, learning tons and takes your hand step by step.

    Instructor builds step by step, very clear.

    Step by step learning Linux.

    Thanks The explanations are fine, the voice is very plain, I though this course could be more interactive, I mean, the lessons would be step by step to do it with the Virtual Machine installed, but no...

    Clear, step by step.

    Very logical step by step instructions on how to learn the basics of Linux.

    well structured, informative and so far step by step.

    Instructor speaks clearly and encourages the student to continue even if content seems complicated Already learning Everything is clear and concise, it goes slowly step by step, it simply is perfection, thank you so much and keep up the good work !

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    virtual box

    I enjoyed this course due to the easiness of the structure and the easy way to manage the Virtual Box besides the clear explanation of the distributors.

    I attempted to run linux on a virtual box and follow along in the terminal but was quickly left behind.

    Find myself pausing a lot to take notes or follow along in virtual box, and to be sure I am understand every line he writes.

    The Virtual Box with centos disto was a great help and allowed me to practice right along with the videos!

    Course is easy to follow, do need to pause at points to have a go in the Virtual Box myself.

    But there is one suggestion that the information about the issues that one might face while starting a virtual machine on virtual box should be included in the same video that contains the steps to start a virtual machine.

    Theory is bolstered with command line examples and so it was easy to perform on virtual box.

    Very helpful installation instructions of Virtual Box and Centos.

    I had high hopes at the start where it went through how to install virtual box, and that it would be a watch and do type course- nope.

    Instructor did a great Job to teach me how to install Linux and Virtual Box.

    This course is the one that made it possible to get Virtual Box without issues or very few.

    great material but, the instructor is speaking fast i dont see proper ssh installation on linux system and linux installation on virtual box.

    unable to lode all after virtual box start or fine supplemental material for course with web page.

    However, having seen the first section, I see that there is a way to get around a problem that I had with the Virtual Box.

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    highly recommend this course

    Thanks to Jason Cannon for this course and I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking for a tutorial series!

    Highly recommend this course for beginners I would have liked if the environment which we set up mirrored his set up While I realize there are differences with systems etc.

    I highly recommend this course!!

    Overall, I highly recommend this course, especially to anyone who doesn't have prior experience in Linux, and needs to learn it fast.

    I highly recommend this course!

    I highly recommend this course to anyone who likes to know the basic or wants to become a super user.

    Great slides and Superb explanations As a Linux novice and needing to get up to speed very quickly, I can highly recommend this course.

    The content is comprehensive and very informative and the delivery is very interesting and engaging Clear explanation, very easy to understand, I highly recommend this course!!!

    The instructor is easy to fallow and understand, if you are looking to dip your toe into Linux, I highly recommend this course.

    Of course many more things could go in-depth, but for students who want to start learning the basics of Linux, I would highly recommend this course.

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    linux in 5 days

    This course is just as the title says- "Learn Linux in 5 days" as you can literally finish the course in 5 days or less and know the basics and intermediate knowledge of Linux for whatever reasons, it may be used for your job, your interview, your college curriculum, etc.

    because it told me all you said it would do , but i am Epileptic and have brain problems so i will be reading the main course many times as my short term memory is poor (ps i do hope i can read this many times) Very clear so far 'Learn Linux in 5 Days and Level Up Your Career ' This course surely helped me to raise my knowledge base on Linux.

    This course is called "Learn Linux in 5 Days", however I don't feel like I was learning Linux as a whole.

    Good course; however, it was not enough of a course to title it "Learn Linux in 5 Days and Level Up Your Career".

    one can really learn Linux in 5 days, but this course covers what is necessary to get under way.

    thank you so much voice so clear the content is excellent believe me this is enough for beginner to intermediate if there is path way for your course will be excelent Really good stuff to start learning Linux in 5 days This is a great course for someone interested in learning Linux starting from the foundation to more technical tasks.

    Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning Linux in 5 days!!!!

    I like this course and have recently purchased the "learn Linux in 5 days" book which ties into the course which is nice.

    Learned allot of Linux in 5 days!

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    highly recommended

    Highly recommended.

    Highly Recommended.

    Last I have to say if someone needs a quick and comprehensive introduction to the Linux OS, this course is highly recommended.

    Thanks and highly recommended for beginners.

    Loads of content, highly recommended - even for seasoned users.

    I haven't finished this course yet, but I get a feeling that I'll be competent enough in Linux that I won't be needing a mouse to navigate through it :) Highly recommended.

    Most highly recommended.

    Highly recommended!

    Excellent course overall, highly recommended.

    Highly recommended for beginners.

    Highly recommended for newbie.

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    real world

    I think where the course falls shorts is there are not enough real world examples given on how the commands we are learning will be useful.

    The only improvement could be a few more explanations of how I would use a few of the commands in the real world and a few challenges or tasks to put some of the commands shown to use.

    This course gives real skills useful in the real world!

    Just an overall well layed-out course with practical real world application.

    Real world exercises would be a valuable addition to this course.

    It will let you pass Essential exam in a real world and you need to practice more.

    Be great (*I am being very picky here) if there were real world examples/small sub-projects implemented between learning modules.

    This would then give the learner more context/real world learning connection(s) to actual tasks.

    I like this class because the facilitator did a good job in showing me exactly how it is done in real world.

    The bonus at the end .... how to install wordpress ... was very helpful .... real world examples like that teach you the little nuances .... good class ... very basic.

    Excellent presentation, and unlike many courses, it neither assumes knowledge on the part of the student, nor does it neglect to give solid real world examples.

    The "why" portion is missing from most of the lecture and very little to no reference to real world use cases.

    Lacks real world / professional environment insights (why/when would you use a particular command or command structure over another).

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    virtual machine

    Not sure if it was because he was on a virtual machine or if the author had pre configured it.

    I like the ability to work along with Jason on my virtual machine.

    This has given me lots to think about and to tinker with in Virtual Machine.

    I'm totally enjoying this course, it is clear and concise and I am happy to tap into this wealth of information, however I still cannot run Centos or Ubuntu on my virtual machine, for the Ubuntu I keep getting a blurred colored screen and for the Centos my screen remains blank soon as load the VDI on the virtual disk.

    Ive worked with linux virtual machines for two years.

    I'm completely new to linux but am making directories, new files, editing files, and setting permissions - all within a virtual machine!

    I've been using Linux (Mint) for a while and have been advised to use a virtual machine but never learnt it.

    Maybe clarify the effect of allocating memory to the virtual machine.

    If I create several virtual machines that I propose to use one at a time can I allocate memory that adds up to more that the 4 Gb that I have on my machine?

    The instructor also visits the Virtual Machines and Networks, meaning you can basically setup Linux on a computer within your computer so you do not have to mess with you current OS.

    I feel much more confident with my newly learned Linux skills and my virtual machine skills as well.

    The teacher's idea of using a virtual machine as a learning tool was brilliant.

    The day one only talked about installing Linux in a Virtual machine.

    The pace is fast and furious, it assumes that the student ALREADY knows the material and leaves the student bewildered and requires frequent starting an stopping to take notes and sort out the material and perform the necessary steps in the virtual machine to follow the lecture.

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    red hat

    especially how you address on which linux(red hat and ubuntu differences) to take based on ones needs Clear intro and lots of good examples presented at an adequat speed for Linux beginners.

    Thanks Jason, Hope you will make a new course about Red Hat (RHEL) (Advance and Intermediate) The course is very good.

    I have been working with Red hat enterprise for about 10 yrs.

    Explains the difference between Debian and Red Hat and shows the difference on the command line.

    Tive que pesquisar fora do curso para descobrir isso, tive erros para corrigir disso, fiz no Red Hat mesmo.

    I've worked on a Red Hat system for the last year and while most of the content was not new to me, it was framed and explained very well.

    Red Hat and Debian based Ubuntu.

    Slept the first day, did learn that Centos is actually Red Hat

    New experience with Emacs, all the editing I have ever done is with vi on either Red Hat or Ubuntu Distributions.

    I have found it directly applicable to my Red Hat environment.

    I have heard of Red hat and ubuntu but now I get it!

    I did not know that Red Hat and Ubuntu specialized in certain areas IT.

    Great Information, especially about how I can use Centos in place of Red Hat Enterprise.

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    cheat sheet

    This might be a pretty good for learning Linux but can't be admin with this I really like the content, having the additional content and cheat sheets etc is perfect as I can keep going back over topics at my leisure It is hard to review this as course have great potential with tons of valuable information, BUT the presentation method is not engaging at all, 80% you just stare at the slides with the text, with background voice that sounds like someone just reading the manual.

    Each section has downloadable resource or cheat sheet.

    A cheat sheet for the entire course content would be extremly helpful Very fluid Instructor could could be a bit more dynamic, but the lessons are clear.

    The great thing was the little extras that occasionally pop up such as cheat sheets and free kindle book.

    Also helpful that he provided slides and cheat sheets for reference.

    Before I enrolled into this course I was struggling to get past the initial commands and could not even relate to any explanation on the internet - whatsoever (Website / Blogs / Tutorials / Cheat Sheet).. Jason - I cannot thank you enough for putting the course together, kudos to you for the amount of detailing !!

    Some links to cheat sheets would also have been helpful I loved the course from the start till the end, I liked that you used Centos from all over the course, since that is the OS that I am using at work... keep working hard and delivering nice courses!

    It also provided PDF cheat sheets and files to use.

    The accompanying website provides an abundance of useful information and handy cheat sheets Excellent training course.

    But beside that specific section it was great.. Maybe a cheat sheet for all presented commands with few basic arguments would be useful after each lecture/section - and a merged version at the very end of the course.. (just my opinion).

    I've spent a lot of time writing notes and I love the cheat sheets you gave for the editors.

    It would be nice to have a cheat sheet for all commands (or most used commands.)

    I haven't checked if it comes with some reading material yet, but the cheat sheet and slides seem helpful!

    It was like a cheat sheet in video format!

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    even though

    Learned many things that I didn't even thought it would be there!

    Even though it's marketed as a 5-day course, it covers A LOT of information in that short period of time.

    While listed as being for all levels, this is more of an introductory course, as even though I'm a Linux newbie, I'd already encountered much of the material presented in this course.

    I learned several new things even though this wasn't my first Linux class.

    Even though, I really recommend you this course, is great and help me to review some topics.

    Would want to give a perfect score but some errors i saw have not been fixed even though i saw a comment saying he would fix it (vim keyboard diagram - 2 years ago) but those are very minor.

    Even though I knew some of the commands, the different usages and options of them commands were knew to me.

    Even though I have been working with Linux , this course helped me to grasp some basics that i missed during self study.

    Even though it's monotonous, that helps in increasing my focus on the videos.

    Excellent course, using Linux for my daily routine and even though have learned a couple of tricks.

    However, even though I am an experienced Linux user, I am still learning something and find a review of the basics to be very refreshing.

    Very thorough, well articulated and even though drinking from a fire hose, he turns down the water pressure to a drinkable flow.

    even though the content is very comprehensive and the professor speaks clearly this course is banal and just a series of PDF's and slideshows, I have about 5 or 6 courses on Udemy and I find that most of the tutorials are engaging because they use practicals, real world tutorials etc.

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    short amount of time

    I bought the course since I had no previous experience in Linux, and needed to learn it in a relatively short amount of time for a new job.

    Covered alot of important material in a short amount of time.

    I've learned a lot in such a short amount of time.

    Very good tonation, very concise, very informative in a short amount of time that actually captivates you until the end of each module.

    Learn a lot in a short amount of time.

    I need to learn Linux in a short amount of time, for work purposes and this course is very easy to understand even for someone with zero Linux experience.

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    Rating 4.4 based on 4,012 ratings
    Length 13.5 total hours
    Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
    Cost $14
    From Udemy
    Instructor Jason Cannon
    Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
    Language English
    Subjects IT & Networking
    Tags Operating Systems IT & Software Operating Systems & Servers

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