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.


Available Dates:

  • FULLY BOOKED, Waiting list only - Wednesday, 19th February 2020 (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.

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

To make a reservation for your place on this course please complete our Booking Form.


About the workshop content:
Dr Jon Wakelin email

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Course Code: SDCCT075

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