LPI Essentials

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The "Linux Essentials" program prepares the next generation to acquire the advanced skills needed to fill increasing shortages of workers in today’s mixed IT environments. It supports government and educational authorities bringing Linux and Open Source to the classroom at much younger ages. Supporting learning and fun through skills competitions like World Skills and Euroskills.

At Course Completion:

At end of the course participants will learn:

•Understands the basic concepts of processes, programs and the components of an Operating System.
•Has a basic knowledge of computer hardware
•Demonstrates knowledge of Open Source Applications in the Workplace as they relate to Closed Source equivalents.
•Understands navigation systems on a Linux Desktop and where to go for help.
•Has a rudimentary ability to work on the command line and with files.
•Can use a basic command line editor.


Topic 1: The Linux Community and a Career in Open Source

1.1 Linux Evolution and Popular Operating Systems
Key Knowledge Areas
•Open Source Philosophy
•Embedded Systems
1.2 Major Open Source Applications
Key Knowledge Areas
Desktop Applications
•Server Applications
•Mobile Applications
•Development Languages
•Package Management Tools and repositories
1.3 Understanding Open Source Software and Licensing
Key Knowledge Areas
•Free Software Foundation (FSF), Open Source Initiative (OSI)
1.4 ICT Skills and Working in Linux
Key Knowledge Areas
•Desktop Skills
•Getting to the Command Line
•Industry uses of Linux, Cloud Computing and Virtualization

Topic 2: Finding Your Way on a Linux System

2.1 Command Line Basics
Key Knowledge Areas
•Basic shell
•Formatting commands
•Working With Options
2.2 Using the Command Line to Get Help
Key Knowledge Areas
2.3 Using Directories and Listing Files
Key Knowledge Areas
•Files, directories
•Hidden files and directories
•Absolute and relative paths
2.4 Creating, Moving and Deleting Files
Key Knowledge Areas
•Files and directories
•Case sensitivity
•Simple globbing and quoting

Topic 3: The Power of the Command Line

3.1 Archiving Files on the Command Line
Key Knowledge Areas
•Files, directories
•Archives, compression
3.2 Searching and Extracting Data from Files
Key Knowledge Areas
•Command line pipes
•I/O re-direction
•Partial POSIX Regular Expressions (., [ ], *, ?)
3.3 Turning Commands into a Script
Key Knowledge Areas
•Basic text editing
•Basic shell scripting

Topic 4: The Linux Operating System

4.1 Choosing an Operating System
Key Knowledge Areas
•Windows, Mac, Linux differences
•Distribution life cycle management
4.2 Understanding Computer Hardware
Key Knowledge Areas
4.3 Where Data is Stored
Key Knowledge Areas
4.4 Your Computer on the Network
Key Knowledge Areas
•Internet, network, routers
•Domain Name Service
•Network configuration

Topic 5: Security and File Permissions

5.1 Basic Security and Identifying User Types
Key Knowledge Areas
•Root and Standard Users
•System users
5.2 Creating Users and Groups
Key Knowledge Areas
•User and group commands
•User IDs
5.3 Managing File Permissions and Ownership
Key Knowledge Areas
•File/directory permissions and owners
5.4 Special Directories and Files
Key Knowledge Areas
•System files, libraries
•Symbolic links
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