Linux Fundamentals

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Quick Facts
  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • 24hrs Suggested Study Time
  • 3 Months Access
  • Tutor Support
  • Study On Any Device
  • 1721 Students

Learn how to use the Linux desktop operating system along with the included productivity, multimedia, and Internet software.

In this self-paced online course, you'll master the free Linux desktop system, which can perform all of the functions you currently do with Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh.

We'll start with the basics of Linux as we practice using its graphical environment to manipulate files and folders, create user accounts, and set up hardware devices. Then we'll delve into the many free programs that come preinstalled on your Linux system, including the popular office productivity software. This exciting application allows you to read and create word documents, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics that are compatible with the Microsoft Office suite. Next, we'll cover the Linux multimedia programs that can play, rip, and burn CDs, as well as play DVDs and video files. We'll also discuss Linux audio-editing tools that enable you to create your own masterpieces.

After that, we'll walk through using your Linux desktop to access the Internet. You'll see how to connect to your ISP and use your ISP to read and send messages with Linux's e-mail software. Finally, we'll explore keeping in touch with friends and family by using common Internet Messaging hosts, as well as how to browse your favorite Web sites with the popular Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

Get ready to discover why so many people think Linux makes their computer easier, cheaper, and more fun!

Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

This course has a 3 month duration. You'll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate. Courses must be completed within the 3 month access period.

The Linux desktop operating system is quickly becoming a popular choice for both computer professionals and casual home users. In our first lesson, you'll find out the reasons for its popularity. You'll learn exactly what Linux is and why there are so many different Linux packages available. Then you'll discover how to select the Linux package that's right for you. And finally, we'll walk through installing and running the SimplyMEPIS version 6.5 Linux distribution, examining how to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with Linux.

Now that you have Linux installed on your PC, you have a desktop full of unfamiliar icons and menus. So in this lesson, we'll explore the SimplyMEPIS version 6.5 KDE desktop environment. You'll see how a Linux desktop differs from Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh. You'll also learn how to customize your desktop with shortcuts and menus so you can always have the items you need right at your fingertips.

No matter what programs you run on your computer, at some point you'll probably need to work with files. Today's lesson describes how Linux handles files and folders and shows you how to access them using Linux's graphical tools. The way Linux handles files is different from Microsoft Windows, and knowing about these differences is crucial to enjoying your Linux experience.

In this lesson, we'll delve into how Linux manages file security. We'll discuss users and groups, and how you can set permissions to files and folders. You'll use various Linux tools to create new users and groups, and assign them permissions on your Linux desktop. You'll find out how to restrict access to your personal files, and then you'll set up a group to share files among several users.

Today, you'll learn how Linux handles desktop printers. You'll see how to configure Linux to support your printer, and how to use your printer with common Linux applications.

In this lesson, you'll find out how Linux's packages can replace all Microsoft Office software products. Not only will you be able to create word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentation graphic documents, you'll be able to read and modify existing documents that were created using Microsoft Office software.

We live in a multimedia world. No modern computer would be complete without the ability to play audio and video files. So today we'll cover how to use the tools available in Linux to perform all of your multimedia needs. You'll learn how to play CDs and DVDs on your Linux system, how to rip music, and how to burn your own CDs.

This lesson is about using your Linux PC to connect to the Internet. There are many ways to connect to it, and Linux supports them all. If you already have a dial-up or high-speed connection, today you'll find out how to use it with your Linux PC. We'll also walk through the software available on your Linux PC to surf, chat, and transfer files.

To many people, the most important feature of the Internet is e-mail. Today, you'll learn how to connect your Linux PC to your ISP e-mail mailbox. We'll discuss setting up and using Linux's popular KMail package.

In this lesson, we'll dig a little deeper into the Linux world. We're going to explore using command lines. By using system commands, you can manually extract information about your operating system. This is often easier and faster than relying on fancy graphical tools. So we'll go over a few simple commands you can use to examine your file system and see all of the applications that your system is currently running.

Even though Linux distributions generally include lots of software, at some point, most users come across additional software they'd like to have. So today, we'll discuss the various ways you can install software on your Linux PC. We'll cover installing it manually, as well as installing it by using graphical installation programs

In our final lesson, you'll learn some basic system administration techniques to help you when things go awry with your Linux system. We'll talk about backing up data and file archiving. You'll discover how Linux logs system events, and how to examine the log files to help troubleshoot any problems that occur. We'll also examine an interactive tool for watching system resources in real-time mode—seeing how the CPU and memory are performing, and how the programs you're running affect your system's resources.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you've made the payment, we'll send you a confirmation email with a link to start your course. Feel free to get started whenever you're ready!

You'll have 3 months access to your course. In that time you are free to study at your own pace. The course duration is 24 hours.

Online learning is a flexible way to study that fits around your schedule, giving you the freedom to learn at your own pace from anywhere in the world. You'll have 3 months to complete the course and can take the multiple-choice questions and final exam whenever it suits you.

If you need help, you can contact us anytime. You can also join the discussion area where you can interact with other students. The discussion area for each lesson is open for the entire duration of the course.

Of course! We offer a 10-day money back guarantee. As long as you haven't completed the course, you can get a full refund within 10 days of enrolling.

We do not offer extensions or transfers for this self-paced course. However, you will have 3 months to complete the course, and if you need to cancel within the first 10 days of enrolment, we offer a money back guarantee.

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