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Ubuntu Linux is consistently among the top 5 Linux Desktop and Server distributions. Learn the basics of Linux Command Line and Server Administration in this course.

Updated for Ubuntu 18.04, the latest Long Term Support (LTS) version.

If you understand Linux, you understand the operating system that powers much of the Internet. This beginner level course will take you from knowing nothing about Linux to competency.

You do NOT have to have an extra computer to load Linux on to take this course.
As with all Udemy courses:

  • You have a 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee if you’re not fully satisfied with the course.

  • You have lifetime full access to the course and all updates and additions.

Ubuntu’s a great place to start learning Linux. It’s a well maintained, full featured, well documented and supported, free operating system.

Unleash the power of Ubuntu’s command line tools.

By the end of this course, you’ll know:

  • What Linux is

  • What Distributions or Distro’s are

  • When Ubuntu’s a fit and when it’s not

  • How to install Ubuntu Server and Desktop

    • Installation on VirtualBox is included in the course

    • VirtualBox is free software that lets you run other Operating Systems with an application on your computer

    • There’s no need to find or buy an old computer to run Ubuntu on

    • VirtualBox lets you try Ubuntu or any other Operating System without risk

  • How to navigate  the Ubuntu Desktop using the Graphical User Interface (GUI)

  • How to keep your system up to date

  • What Shell’s are

  • How to navigate your system at the command line using the BASH shell

  • Essential BASH commands

  • Manipulating files with BASH

  • How to manage packages with apt package manager

  • How to add and remove users from the system

  • Managing Files

    • File permissions

    • Changing permissions

    • The letter vs. numeric method of setting permissions

    • How to keep contents secret

    • Changing ownership on a file

    • A simple way to keep versions of system files

  • Managing Users

    • Adding and removing users (two methods)

    • Giving a user sudo (run as root) permissions

    • Adding a user to groups

    • Removing users

    • Cleaning up after removal

  • Managing Groups

    • How groups are used in Linux

    • Primary and secondary groups

    • Changing a users primary group

    • Adding a user to a secondary group

    • Changing the group that owns a file

  • Editing Text Files

    • Using Vi Improved – vim

    • Using nano

    • Saving copies of originals for system files

  • Help and support

    • What manual, or ‘man’ pages are and how to use them

    • The Linux –help system and how it can help you

    • Ubuntu online documentation

    • Ubuntu forums

  • Linux File System Structure

    • Filesystem Overview

    • Where to Put Things You Install

  • Configuring Remote Access with Secure Shell (SSH)

    • Remote Access Overview

    • Preparing Your Server

    • Connecting with SSH

    • Windows – PuTTY

    • Key Based Authentication – LInux and MAC

    • Key Based Authentication – Windows

    • Saving Your Key (Pageant for Windows

    • Editing sshd_config

  • Moving Files to and From Your Server

    • Using scp to move files

    • Using wget to download from the Internet

    • Using curl to download or copy a whole site

  • Managing Your Server

    • Using ps to see what’s running

    • Checking system performance, top, htop, nmon

    • Checking drive space, df

    • Checking memory usage, free

    • Scheduling tasks, cron

  • Securing Your Server

    • Disabling unneeded services

    • Stopping bad guys with Fail2ban

    • Enabling your firewall (ufw)

  • Creating a Web Server With nginx and Securing nginx

    • Installing and configuring nginx

    • Adding encryption with SSL/TLS

    • Securing nginx’s configuration file

    • Blocking malicious activity with Fail2ban

All that and more in this course will have you walking away from the course at the end with the knowledge you need to be comfortable with Linux at home or at work.

Along with System Administrators wanting to integrate Linux where it is appropriate within their environments, this course has proven useful to developers learning or working with Python, JavaScript, Web Development (HTML, CSS), Machine Learning, Java, MySQL, WordPress, Node.js, Amazon AWS, PHP, Docker, and to aspiring Ethical Hackers, Cyber Security, and DevOps to name a few.

Who this course is for:
  • You are interested in learning Linux
  • You have little to no experience with Linux
  • You want to learn how Linux may fit into your life and work
  • You want to become comfortable with the power and flexibility Linux offers
  • You want to expand your career options by understanding Ubuntu Linux Server

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