Learn Linux Fundamentals

The Linux Fundamentals learning path provides the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to successfully configure, manage and troubleshoot Linux systems. You will learn hands-on skills that are relevant for any Linux distribution (e.g., Red Hat, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE).

16 courses  //   128 videos  //   24 hours of training

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Linux Fundamentals training

This learning path builds your Linux knowledge and skills through 16 courses and 31 hands-on labs. You’ll start with the installation of Linux and basic configuration before moving on to managing packages, networking, system maintenance, troubleshooting and more. The Linux Cyber Range reinforces your knowledge and builds your confidence as you progress from labs focused on basic commands to learning how to carry out more advanced tasks. Upon completion, you’ll have a foundation of Linux skills that will serve as a baseline throughout your career as you grow your knowledge and experience and move into new cybersecurity roles.

Learning path components

Linux Cyber Range
Cyber Range
Linux Cyber Range

Linux Cyber Range

Gain practical experience and build your real-world Linux skills through 31 hands-on labs in the Linux Cyber Range.

31 labs
10 hours of training

Installing Linux
Course
Installing Linux

Installing Linux

Get an overview of the Linux platform and learn about its installation.

3 videos
15 minutes of training

Using Linux
Course
Using Linux

Using Linux

Explore the basics of the Linux GUI and using command lines.

6 videos
38 minutes of training

File and Directory Management
Course
File and Directory Management

File and Directory Management

Everything you need to know about working with Linux files and directories.

11 videos
69 minutes of training

System Administration
Course
System Administration

System Administration

Get an comprehensive view of system admin tasks such as user and group management.

10 videos
62 minutes of training

User Environment Configuration
Course
User Environment Configuration

User Environment Configuration

Understand the shell and environmental variables that store different information.

7 videos
48 minutes of training

Application Management
Course
Application Management

Application Management

Learn how software installation and packages work in Linux.

6 videos
35 minutes of training

System Configuration
Course
System Configuration

System Configuration

Know what’s involved in installing and managing new drives.

9 videos
64 minutes of training

Process and Module Management
Course
Process and Module Management

Process and Module Management

See how processes carry out tasks within Linux.

7 videos
45 minutes of training

System Maintenance
Course
System Maintenance

System Maintenance

An overview of core maintenance tasks such as data backup and performance monitoring.

14 videos
85 minutes of training

Networking
Course
Networking

Networking

The fundamentals of networking, from components and addresses to protocols and DNS.

15 videos
95 minutes of training

File Sharing and Printing
Course
File Sharing and Printing

File Sharing and Printing

See how NFS (network file system) is configured in the Linux system.

4 videos
21 minutes of training

Accessibility and Localization
Course
Accessibility and Localization

Accessibility and Localization

Features and assistive technologies that make Linux more accessible and available to a variety of users.

3 videos
20 minutes of training

Security
Course
Security

Security

Make your Linux system more secure with these tools and techniques.

9 videos
61 minutes of training

Web Environment
Course
Web Environment

Web Environment

Learn about the modern web technologies that Linux supports.

6 videos
37 minutes of training

FTP and E-mail Services
Course
FTP and E-mail Services

FTP and E-mail Services

A multi-part course introduces you to FTP, SSH and email configuration basics.

7 videos
48 minutes of training

Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Course
Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Take a dive into various issues you may encounter, and how to solve them.

11 videos
70 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

  • Basics of installing and using Linux
  • Using packages
  • Data compression and backup
  • Networking components, protocols and DNS
  • Troubleshooting common issues
  • Linux security
  • And more!

Who is this for?

A familiarity with Linux OS is recommended, but not required. This skill path is designed for:

  • Linux administrators
  • System administrators 
  • Early-career cybersecurity professionals or those unfamiliar with Linux
  • Anyone with a desire to build their Linux skills!

Linux Cyber Range

This cyber range helps you develop your knowledge of how to use Linux systems by practicing on cloud-hosted virtual machines. You’ll build and reinforce your skills as you progress through labs covering a wide range of Linux topics, including basic commands, file and directory operations and attributes, permissions, job scheduling and much more. You’ll also learn about managing SELinux, packages, extended file systems, firewalls, and units and control groups.

 

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