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learning linux

learning linux Course Content

TOPIC 1
  • Overview of Linux
  • Concept of the free software, open source & GPL
  • Installing RedHat Linux 5.x / CentOS 5.x / Fedora 8+
  • Configuring  system for dual booting with other operating systems
  • Understanding kernel & kernel versions
  • Understanding different Linux distributions & distribution specific version numbers
  • How & where to look for help (Websites, Howtos, Mailing lists, Discussion Forums)
  • Starting up & shutting down the system
  • Working in command line interface & basic commands
  • Using KDE & GNOME file managers for file management operations.
  • The X window system (KDE & GNOME window managers)
  • Using the KDE desktop (including KDE control panel)
  • Understanding devices : Floppies, cdrom & hard disks (formatting, mounting, etc)
  • Configuring the (mounting) Harddisks on other IDE / SATA channels for data copying
  • Partitioning & formatting Harddisks
  • Creating & managing users (a general overview)
  • Working with files (creating & changing files,etc)
  • Files & directory permissions (viewing & setting)
  • Working with system information (GUI bases, & commands like lspci, etc)
  • Configuring printer & printing files (CUPS)
  • Configuring & using scanners (Xsane)
  • Working with various text editors in command mode (vi, pico & emacs)
  • File compression utilities (tar, gzip, bzip2, compress)
  • Installing , removing & updating packages with RPM
  • Installing software from source code tarballs
  • Using OpenOffice
TOPIC 2
  • Games on Linux, configuring Sound & Video cards on Linux
  • Using Internet (modem configuration & Internet account setup)
  • Configuration of ethernet cards
  • Configuration of Wireless Cards
  • Email clients (KMAIL / Thunderbird/ Evolution)
  • Configuration of POP+IMAP+SMTP accounts in e-Mail client software
  • Configuring Hotmail email accounts on Linux
  • Chat on IRC, MSN, Yahoo & Skype
  • Listening to the music CDs (MP3 etc, XMMS)
  • Viewing video CDs (MPG, AVI, MOV, etc) (Mplayer, Xine, VLC Player)
  • Writing or burning CDs with CD-writer K3b & Xcdroast (configuration, etc)
  • Creating & using boot disks (obsolete ?)
  • Brief introduction to the web publishing tools (Quanta, Velocity, etc)
  • Implementing firewalls at user level
  • Using the secure copy for transferring files b/w Linux computers
  • Connecting from a Linux pc to a windows PC to access shared files
  • Recovering the system & boot-problems using rescue CD & single user-mode
  • Configuring Samba service.
  • Connecting from a windows PC to a Linux PC to access files shared through Samba