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Linux Essentials  

Linux adoption continues to rise world-wide as individual users, government entities and industries ranging from automotive to space exploration embrace open source technologies. This expansion of open source in enterprise is redefining traditional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) job roles to require more Linux skills.

Whether you are starting your career in Open Source or looking for advancement, independently verifying your skills set can help you stand out to hiring managers or your management team.
The entry-Level Linux Essentials course is a great way to show that you have the foundational skills required for your next job or promotion. It also serves as an ideal stepping-stone to the more advanced LPIC professional courses such as LPIC1, LPIC2 and LPIC-3.


R6,500.00 per person excl. VAT

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.


5 Days (08:30 - 16:00)


Basic computer skills, such as how to use a keyboard and how to insert a disc into a CD-ROM drive.

Available Exams and Certifications:

Exam: Linux Essentials (LPI-010)
Exam To Obtain Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate

Course Accreditations:

This course will prepare delegates to write the LPI Linux Essentials Exam 010-100.
Successfully passing this exam will result in the attainment of the LPIC Linux Essentials Entry Level Certificate.

Course Outcomes:

After completing the RH-124 course, delegates will have a thorough understanding of:

  • FOSS, the various communities, and licenses
  • knowledge of open source applications in the workplace as they relate to closed source equivalents
  • basic concepts of hardware, processes, programs and the components of the Linux Operating System
  • how to work on the command line and with files
  • how to create and restore compressed backups and archives
  • system security, users/groups and file

Who Should Attend:

Anyone coming to Linux and computing for the first time.

Delivery Method:

In Class
Reach your full potential through our instructor led classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in field experience.


On Site & Group Bookings
Our on-site training option brings world-class Learnfast training to your site or a convenient nearby location. On-site training saves money by eliminating travel and hotel expenses. Do you have 3 or more people to book? We can offer customized and well priced solutions for group bookings. 


Chapter 1: Selecting an Operating System
> Learn about the world of operating systems. This chapter will help you understands what Linux is and the situations in which you might want to use it.

Chapter 2: Investigating Linux’s Principles and Philosophy
> Covers Linux’s history and the ways in which Linux and other Oss are commonly used.

Chapter 3: Understanding Software Licensing
> Describes copyright law and the licenses that both Linux and non-Linux OSs use to
expand or restrict users right to use and copy software.

Chapter 4: Using Common Linux Programs
> Covers the major categories of Linux. Specific topics range from central processing unit (CPU) to device drivers.

Chapter 5: Managing Hardware
> Provide advise on how to select and use hardware in Linux software and provides pointers to some of the most popular Linux programs

Chapter 6: Getting to know Command Line
> Tackles using typed commands to control Linux. Although many new users find this topic intimidating, command-line control of Linux is very important.

Chapter 7: Managing Files
> Describes how to move, rename, delete and edit files. Directories are just a special type of file and they are covered as well.

Chapter 8: Getting Help
> Covers Linux help resources. These include the built-in man and info packages and using off-computer resources such as Web sites.

Chapter 9: Using Programs and Processes
> Describes how you can install programs in Linux and how you can adjust the priority of running programs or terminate selected programs.

Chapter 10: Searching, Extracting and Archiving Data
> Summarizes tools you can use to find data on your computer, as well as how you can manipulate data archive files for data transport and backup purposes.

Chapter 11: Editing Files
> Introduces the topic of editing text files. This includes basic features of the pico, nano and Vi text mode text editors as well as some common configuration file and formatted text file conventions.

Chapter 12: Creating Scripts
> Describes how to create simple scripts, which are programs than can run on other programs. You can use scripts to help automate otherwise tedious manual tasks, thus improving your productivity.

Chapter 13: Understanding Users and Groups
> Introduces the concepts that are critical to understanding Linux’s multi-user nature. It also covers the root account, which Linux uses for most administrative tasks.

Chapter 14: Creating Users and Groups
> Covers software and procedures you use to create, modify and delete accounts and groups, which define who may use the computer.

Chapter 15: Setting Ownership and Permissions
> Describes how to control which users may access files and in what ways they may do so. In conjunction with users and groups, ownership and permissions control your computer security.

Chapter 16: Navigating the Linux Filesystem
> Describes where files go in Linux, where you can look for program files, configuration files and user files.

Chapter 17: Managing Network Connections
> Covers the critical topic of telling Linux how to use a network, including testing the connection and some basic network security measures.

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