Linux Technical Overview - In-house Training

StayAhead Training
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1 day
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Course description

Linux Technical Overview - In-house Training

This course is designed to give delegates an overview of the various distributions of LINUX available. It is technically orientated to enable staff at all levels to have an appreciation of what LINUX is, and the various features available with the different versions.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • The main milestones of its history and the development of Open Source
  • The basic structure and main features of LINUX as an Operating system
  • Its advantages and disadvantages
  • The main versions and their features
  • Basic installation
  • The main S/W tools for system administration
  • Standard Graphical interfaces available and their features
  • Office Products available
Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who wants an overview of the main features of the Linux operating system.

Course Objectives

To provide the delegate with a technical understanding of the LINUX Operating System, including its main features, the software interfaces to access it and the main-stream versions.


Experience of IT and an understanding of operating systems are required.

Follow-On Courses
  • Linux Introduction
  • Introduction to SQL
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.
Linux Technical Overview Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions


  • What is Linux?
  • The Free Software Movement
  • Copyleft and the GPL
  • The Linux Kernel
  • Common Distributions
  • The Linux Model
  • The Hardware, Kernel and Utilities
  • The Shell
  • Standard Hardware Requirements
  • Commonly Supported Platforms
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Linux Summary


  • The Redhat Distribution
  • Advanced Server 3.0
  • About Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Features
  • Advanced Server 4.0
  • The Fedora Project
  • Centos: a Redhat Alternative
  • The Red Hat Network (RHN)
  • Red Hat Desktop 3
  • Red Hat Applications
  • The Suse Linux Product Offerings
  • Enterprise Class Product Offerings
  • Suse(r) Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Enterprise Desktop
  • Suse(r) Linux Professional (9.3)
  • New Open Product: Suse Linux (openSUSE)
  • Mandriva Linux
  • Summary
  • Lesson Review & Solutions


  • Installing Linux
  • File System Allocation
  • The Installation Process
  • Automating the Installation
  • Administration Tools
  • Command Line Mode
  • Utilities and Tools
  • Updating System Software
  • Loading Additional Software
  • Source Code Compilation
  • Device Drivers
  • Summary
  • Lesson Review & Solutions


  • Graphical Systems
  • The X-Windows System
  • X and the Client-Server Model
  • Window Managers
  • Display Managers
  • The Gnome Interface
  • The KDE Interface
  • The Open Office Suite
  • The Koffice Suite
  • Star Office
  • Summary
  • Lesson Review & Solutions


Contact the provider for more information and pricing details of this in-house course.

Continuing Studies

Follow on courses: Linux Introduction, Introduction to SQL

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StayAhead Training - Unix, Linux, MySQL, Java, CSS, HTML, Oracle, RedHat, Linux, Solaris, PHP, Perl, Python, Programming

StayAhead Training established 1992, is recognised as one of the leading independent IT Training specialists in the UK and the first choice provider for many of UK's largest organisations. Located in 7 training centres throughout the UK:  London, Birmingham, Manchester,...

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