This is an intensive introduction to Linux. We will aim to demystify this operating system and provide the basis for a high level of confidence when working with any Linux vendor, although we will concentrate on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS distribution methods and environment. This will be a customised event delivery, based on QA's mainstream Essentials of Linux Administration and Advanced Linux Administration courses.
The material suggested can be covered in 5 days, but the pace will depend on the delegate ability to assimilate what will be to them a brand new technology. The instructor will use significant amount of discretion throughout, adjusting the depth of the discussion and the exercises to the delegate level as the course progresses.
Delegates will be able to understand the philosophy of Linux, and work with any Linux version, with the emphasis on Ubuntu distribution environment. The delegates should leave with the confidence in manipulating files and directories; understand file and directory permissions; be able to filter data with filters and grep in particular; be able to read and broadly understand the purpose and behaviour of both BASH scripts.
By far the most important aim, however, is to give the delegates the confidence in operating in a Ubuntu environment.
The course is aimed at existing IT professionals with little or no UNIX/Linux experience, who require a quick start in a Linux environment.