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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.

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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.
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success.
  • Enroll now and start learning the skills you need to level up your career.

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    Length 12.5 total hours
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    Cost $12
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    Language English
    Subjects IT & Networking
    Tags Operating Systems IT & Software

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    looking forward

    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 another course from this instructor!

    Great Course, Looking forward to watching more of Jason's video's!

    I'm very satisfied with the course contents so far, and I'm looking forward to advance my career by working on improving my skills further after finishing the course.

    Looking forward to gaining much.

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

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

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    step by step

    I just wish it had more hands-on examples to learn from step by step for all the different options for each common command used in the real world.

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

    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.

    Jason takes it slowly and step by step.

    Step by step learning Linux.

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    virtual box

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

    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.

    I will have to go back to see the workaround but I'm hoping I can use the virtual box I have already installed.

    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.

    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.

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

    I also appreciated the troubleshooting chapter after the lessons on setting up a Linux 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!

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    real world

    I want to learn the basics and command lines and this course is just focused on user knowledge and not cover the topics wonderful experience , very nice & areas of improvement -- enabling hands on assignment to get look an feel Just an overall well layed-out course with practical real world application.

    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.

    More importantly, he has to design several real world projects.

    This course gives real skills useful in the real world!

    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.

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    highly recommended

    Highly recommended for beginners.

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

    highly recommended, engaging instructor.

    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.

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    Field System Engineers (Linux) $65k

    SAN & Linux System Administrator $69k

    Unix/Linux System Admin $72k

    Linux System Administrator - BIIS, IT $72k

    Linux System Support $76k

    Owner Linux System Administrator $77k

    Junior Linux System Administrator 3 $87k

    Linux System Engineer Contractor $96k

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    SCO/Linux System Analyst $101k

    Linux System Engineer 3 $172k

    Distinguished Linux System Administrator $189k

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    Rating 4.4 based on 3,476 ratings
    Length 12.5 total hours
    Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
    Cost $12
    From Udemy
    Instructor Jason Cannon
    Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
    Language English
    Subjects IT & Networking
    Tags Operating Systems IT & Software

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