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Linux System Administration and Linux Command Line
Imran Afzal
  • Course duration: 5h 46m
    26 exercises

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Learn Linux in a weekend!

This course is for you if you need basic training in Linux, but don’t have much time to learn it. Perhaps you already work in IT and want to add a new skill, but your tight schedule makes it hard to fit in a full class. Perhaps you are staying up late to read about Linux, or stealing time from your lunch break to learn it. With this video class, you spend just a few hours on Saturday and Sunday to learn all the Linux commands and procedures you need to start using Linux at work on Monday!

Saturday starts with the basics

  • Installing everything you need to set up your working environment, including Oracle Virtual Box and the graphical terminal program Putty

  • Understanding and selecting Linux Distributions for installation

  • Getting oriented to the Linux file system and directories

  • Commands for creating and navigating files, setting permissions, getting help

  • And more!

On Sunday, we build up to more advanced skills

  • Commands for file maintenance and display

  • System commands for maintenance, monitoring, updates, and system utilities

  • Working with text and text editors

  • Shell scripting

  • Networking

  • And more!

Each day, you’ll get video instruction, quizzes, homework, and handouts

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This course was created independently by Imran Afzal and is distributed by Manning through our exclusive liveVideo platform.


No prior knowledge required

what you will learn

  • Basic Linux system administration
  • How to work with commands and the Linux command line
  • Solid understanding of how Linux works

about the instructor

Imran Afzal provides onsite and online training on many IT subjects. He has some of the best-selling and highest-rated courses online, with over 400,000 students worldwide. He has helped thousands of people to land the job of their dreams in IT.

Imran has over 20 years of experience in systems administration and engineering, leadership, entrepreneurship, training, and public speaking. He started his career with Time Warner (New York City) in 2000 as a systems administrator, and now manages a large team of systems engineers, administrators and team leads globally. Imran has put his IT skills to work in many fortune 500 companies in the domains of finance, fashion, tech media, and more. Projects he has spearheaded include datacenter migration, introduction and deployment of VMWare, monitoring tools implementation, Amazon cloud migration and more.

Imran earned a bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from Baruch College, City University of New York and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He has also received numerous certifications, including Linux Systems Management, UNIX Operating Systems, Linux System Administration, System Internals, VMWare Certified Professional, RHCSA and Windows Server Certified.

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