Linux Introduction


Course description

Course Overview


The course will provide users with an Introduction to the Linux operating system.  In particular we will focus on use of Linux from the command line.  No prior knowledge of Linux is assumed and the course should be suitable both for those new to Linux and those wanting a refresher course.

Please note that the majority of the course is in the form of a practical workshop with attendees working through the tutorial material.

Attendees are encouraged to make use of the tutor(s) for the duration of the course, asking questions or discussing issues whenever appropriate.


Thursday, 13 June 2019 (1.00pm - 5.00pm)

What will I get out of this course?

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the relationship between the UNIX and Linux Operating Systems
  • Understand and navigate the directory structure
  • Obtain information on files and directories
  • Create, delete, move and rename files and directories
  • Manage file and directory access permissions
  • Obtain information about and manipulate running processes
  • Combine several simple commands in order to produce more powerful operations
  • Compile simple programs under Linux
  • View, set and change environment variables
  • Use a range of standard Linux commands
Who is it for?

Suitable for Research staff and PhD students.

The course should be suitable both for those new to Linux and those wanting a refresher course.

Participant preparation needed?

You need to print the Linux Tutorial Exercises PDF and bring it to the course with you.

Additional Information


What prior experience do I need?

No prior experience is required.

Is it formally assessed?

Not applicable.


Jon Wakelin, Liam Gretton and Gary Gilchrist (IT Services)

Delegate places

Maximum 11 delegates
Minimum 5 delegates

How to make
your reservation

Please complete the Online Booking Form submitting to Organisational Development.  Booking Conditions apply.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event.


About the workshop content:
Dr Jon Wakelin email

About the workshop arrangements:
Contact Organisational Development email: / tel: (0116) 252 5680 / 252-5118 / 223-1257.

For Office Use Only

Course Code: SDCCT075

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About Us

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Organisational Development,
Division of Human Resources,
University of Leicester,
Room 004, ground floor, Astley Clarke Building,
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH





0116 252 5021