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Learning Linux Basics Course & Labs

Mumshad Mannambeth
Founder & CEO, KodeKloud
Vijin Palazhi
HashiCorp and CNCF Trainer
DevOps Pre-Requisite Course
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What you’ll learn

  • Overview of Linux and its history
  • Key commands and utilities for beginners
  • Understanding Linux kernels and file types
  • Package management in Linux distributions
  • Navigating and working with the Linux shell
  • Basic networking concepts and tools in Linux
  • Creating and managing user accounts
  • Building a systemd service
  • Managing storage in Linux systems

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Why You Should Learn Linux

As per Stack overflow’s insights, the most common and the most loved platform happens to be Linux. If you do a quick search online on Linux you’ll see some interesting statistics. All of the fastest 500 supercomputers in the world run on Linux. 96.3 percent of the top 1 million web servers run on Linux. And 86% of all smartphones are powered by Linux.

In the cloud and DevOps world, many of the new tools are developed and used in Linux environments first before they are made available on Windows. For example containerization tools like Docker were only available on Linux-based systems for many years, before being supported on windows platforms. Similarly, automation tools like Ansible are required to be installed in a Linux environment. Even though Ansible can manage windows systems as target machines, a Linux system is required to be the Ansible controller.

Our Linux Course Will Help You Learn Kubernetes

In case of container orchestration tools like a Kubernetes cluster, the master nodes can only be Linux systems. As the documentation says, there are no plans to have a windows only Kubernetes cluster as of this recording. So when you go through our Kubernetes series of courses setting up a Kubernetes cluster is all done in Linux. The same is true for our CKA Certification exams. The Kubernetes and Red hat Ansible certification exams are all to be done on Linux systems. So if you plan to learn these technologies and get yourself certified, then it’s important to learn Linux through our Linux course.

Learn Linux to Further Your Devops Career

The demand for DevOps and Cloud engineers is growing exponentially with each passing year. Every new job position now requires having knowledge of at least a few DevOps tools and at least one of the major cloud providers. As more and more organizations are adopting Devops and running their workloads in the cloud, fundamental understanding of Linux is a must. Especially if you have been working in a windows dominated environment.

What You Will Learn in KodeKloud’s Linux Course

Some of the most common challenges our students report while learning DevOps are:

  1. Trouble navigating the Linux CLI
  2. Lack of experience with the linux command line
  3. Trouble navigating directory structures and working with files
  4. No experience in working with text editors like VI editor
  5. Handling errors during installation of applications and dependencies and configuring software repositories
  6. Issues with networking and DNS in Linux
  7. Knowing when to use sudo, and how to configure permissions
  8. Having sufficient hands-on experience working with Linux

That is why we built this Linux course. To help you get your foundations right, and help with these common struggles that many developers face.

In this Linux course you’ll join Bob (a fictional character) who is a new intern at a fictional company named Caleston technologies. Bob is tasked to build and deploy an application for a client demo. Bob is new to Linux and faces numerous challenges while working on his Linux laptop and servers. You’ll join Bob throughout this Linux course in order to learn the basics and fundamentals of the OS.

Get Hands-On Experience Programming in Linux

All of our lectures use visualization techniques and analogies to simplify complex concepts. These will make the concepts not only easy to grasp but also to remember them in the long term.

Each lecture in this Linux course is followed by our hands-on labs where you will be given challenges to solve. The labs open up right in your browser, so there is no hassle of setting up environments to practice. You start practicing seconds after the lecture is complete. The labs are fun to work with and give you challenges to solve.

Once you solve these challenges we will validate your work and give you feedback on where you went wrong. If you are not sure how to solve a problem, use the hints to solve them. The most important thing while learning Linux, especially the Linux command line is practice. The hundreds of questions in our labs throughout this course will give you enough hands-on practice to be confident in Linux.

After completing this program, you may enroll in our Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) course which is designed to help you build those skills and prepare for the LFCS exam. The LFCS exam is designed to test applicants on the core domains of knowledge and critical skills that successful Linux system administrators need.

Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.

Course pre-requisites:

  • There are no pre-requisites for this course
  • A laptop with a browser to work on the labs
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About the instructor

Mumshad Mannambeth, Founder and CEO of KodeKloud, is renowned for revolutionizing online learning in DevOps, Cloud Computing, and Automation. 

Mumshad has also worked for Dell EMC, he held various roles including Solutions Architect/Developer and Storage Operations Specialist, where he specialized in storage automation and cloud deployment solutions. His contributions in application modernization and cloud migration are notable.

Mumshad has led teams in APAC, focusing on DevOps and Cloud Automation. His expertise in designing and deploying applications on Microsoft Azure and developing CI/CD pipelines has been pivotal in his professional journey.

He's widely recognized as a Knowledge Sharing Author and has been honored with Excellence@EMC awards in multiple categories.

Mumshad Mannambeth's blend of technical expertise and educational innovation has made him a popular figure in the tech community, and his work at KodeKloud continues to impact and upskill engineers globally.

About the instructor

Vijin Palazhi is the Chief Technology Officer at KodeKloud, with over a decade of experience in IT infrastructure and expertise in systems engineering. 

His skills encompass storage and backup solutions, Oracle Engineered Systems Stack, Oracle Middleware, virtualization, containerization (Kubernetes and Docker Swarm), and automation. 

Vijin has specialized in Oracle Stack, particularly in Exalogic ODA Exadata and Oracle Virtual Machine Storage and Backup. 

He also has extensive experience with storage technologies, CI/CD, cloud platforms (AWS/Oracle Cloud), data center operations, and server management.

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