The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Linux Essentials exam is an industry standard that demonstrates to employers that you know the basics of the Linux operating system. In this course, you'll gain the support you need to study, prepare for, and pass the Linux Essentials exam. We'll start with the history of Linux, how it was originally developed, and why there are so many different distributions available. You'll learn about the open source software movement, and how the various types of open source software licensing differ. The course walks you through the basics of all the Linux distributions, but focuses on the Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS distribution. As you progress, you'll see how to use both the Linux graphical desktop and the text-based command line, and you'll master the basics so you can work comfortably in either environment. You'll explore how Linux uses standard folders to organize system files, application files, and user files, and you'll learn how to manipulate files within the different types of folders. The course also demonstrates the power of Linux in working with text files, so you can create, edit, and search for data in text files. As you work through the lessons, you'll gain practical, real-world Linux tips and techniques, as well as the skills required to pass the LPI Linux Essentials exam. From there, you'll be on your way to a career as a Linux system administrator!
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