Course description

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!

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

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These 6-week online courses are designed for working professionals and those seeking personal advancement. From the start date, students have access to their courses 24/7. There are no live lectures or specific days and times students must be logged in. Each Wednesday and Friday, the instructor releases a lesson, for a total of 12. There is a 2-week period at the end of the course to complete the final exam.

Dates
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Oct. 12, 2022
End date: Dec. 12, 2022
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
Start Date: Nov. 16, 2022
End date: Jan. 16, 2023
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
Start Date: Dec. 14, 2022
End date: Feb. 13, 2023
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery