Faculty of Engineering and Science

Linux Essentials

Linux is an extremely popular Operating System that runs on a wide range of devices from supercomputers to mobile phones. There is always high industry demand for people with good Linux skills.

School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

Date: tba

Location: University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich SE10 9LS

This Linux Essentials short course is a practical introduction to Linux. It teaches you generic skills that are not tied to one specific Linux distribution.  As this course closely follows the LPI Linux Essentials syllabus, it will also provide additional support for those delegates working towards achieving the LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate.

Topics covered

  • FOSS, the various communities, and licenses.
  • Knowledge of open source applications in the workplace as they relate to closed source equivalents.
  • Basic concepts of hardware, processes, programs and the components of the Linux Operating System.
  • How to create and run simple scripts.
  • How to work on the command line and with files.
  • How to create and restore compressed backups and archives.
  • System security, users/groups and file permissions for public and private directories.

Key benefits

  • Classes are small, allowing plenty of scope for questions and discussion.
  • Hands-on experience of up-to-date tools.
  • Linux skills enhance many ICT Job Roles –Developers, Administrators & Engineers.

Who is the course for?

  • The course is suitable for those who have little prior knowledge of Linux.
  • This course will also provide additional support for those delegates working towards achieving the LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate.


To register your interest email: FES-RandKE@greenwich.ac.uk