OCS-linux-075: Linux Essentials Outline

Designed for individuals who are new to Linux, OCS-linux-075 lays the foundation necessary to become successful working in a Linux environment. Students are provided with hands on instruction in both fundamental and advanced topics. In addition to helping students prepare for the RHCSA™ (Red Hat® Certified System Administrator) exam, students gain experience that will assist them in handling real world Linux tasks.

Students are taught by an instructor who is both RHCSA™ and RHCE™ certified. All students are provided the following:

  • Printed and digital copies of our excellent courseware in which exam objective topics are clearly marked
  • Access to courseware updates for up to a year after class
  • On line access to OCS's exam prep guide
  • A classroom-based Operating System on a bootable USB
  • A copy of "Hands-on Guide to the Red Hat® Exams: RHCSA™ and RHCE™ Cert Guide and Lab Manual"

Classes are available both in a classroom setting and online. Full day classes and half-day classes are scheduled. Click the Length tab for more details.

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    Unit 01: Basic Linux Concepts

    • Logging in
    • Changing password
    • Basic command usage

    Unit 02: Using the GUIs

    • Linux desktops
    • Using GNOME
    • Customizing GNOME

    Unit 03: The Filesystem

    • Filesystem structure
    • Accessing the filesystem
    • Modify the filesystem

    Unit 04: Handling Files

    • Copying & moving files
    • Viewing files
    • Removing files

    Unit 05: File Manipulation

    • Filter commands
    • Finding files
    • Comparing files

    Unit 06: Metacharacters

    • Wildcards
    • Redirection of Input & Output

    Unit 07: Shell Features

    • Shell variables
    • Command aliases
    • Quoting

    Unit 08: File Security

    • Understanding file permissions
    • Setting file permissions
    • Default permissions

    Unit 09: The vim Editor

    • vim functionality
    • Input & movement commands
    • advanced vim commandsv

    Unit 10: Jobs and Processes

    • Listing jobs & processes
    • Signals
    • Stopping and pausing jobs & processes

    Unit 11: File Compression

    • tar
    • gzip
    • zip

    Unit 12: Using crontab and at

    • schedule processes with crontab
    • anacron
    • schedule processes with at

    Unit 13: Shell Scripting

    • Conditional statements
    • Input/output
    • Handling Signals
    • Debugging

    Unit 14: Installation

    • Installation requirements
    • Installation methods
    • Interactive installations

    Unit 15: Software Management

    • Connection to a repository
    • Installing software
    • Removing software
Full day classes run 5 days, Monday-Friday, from 9AM-5PM.

Half-day classes are held over a two week period in one of two timeslots:

A Timeslot

Pacific Time Zone: 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Mountain Time Zone: 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Central Time Zone: 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Eastern Time Zone: 4:30PM - 7:30PM

B Timeslot

Pacific Time Zone: 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Mountain Time Zone: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Central Time Zone: 7:30PM - 10:30PM
Eastern Time Zone: 8:30PM - 11:30PM

Prior to attending this class, students should have the following experience:

  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Basic keyboarding skills