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Linux Essentials  


Linux adoption continues to rise world-wide as individual users, government entities and industries ranging from automotive to space exploration embrace open source technologies. This expansion of open source in enterprise is redefining traditional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) job roles to require more Linux skills.

Whether you are starting your career in Open Source or looking for advancement, independently verifying your skills set can help you stand out to hiring managers or your management team.
The entry-Level Linux Essentials course is a great way to show that you have the foundational skills required for your next job or promotion. It also serves as an ideal stepping-stone to the more advanced LPIC professional courses such as LPIC1, LPIC2 and LPIC-3.



After completing the RH-124 course, delegates will have a thorough understanding of:

  • 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 work on the command line and with files
  • how to create and restore compressed backups and archives
  • system security, users/groups and file


Basic computer skills, such as how to use a keyboard and how to insert a disc into a CD-ROM drive.

Available Exams and Certifications

Exam: Linux Essentials (LPI-010)
Exam To Obtain Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate

Course Accreditations

This course will prepare delegates to write the LPI Linux Essentials Exam 010-100.
Successfully passing this exam will result in the attainment of the LPIC Linux Essentials Entry Level Certificate.

Who Should Attend

Anyone coming to Linux and computing for the first time.


R9 800 Incl VAT (Per Person, Includes Training Material and Practical Exercises)


Special lockdown discount applies. Ask your sales consultant about it.


PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during the break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits upon arrival and during each break. We also cater for special meals if arranged with us prior to training attendance.


5 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Chapter 1: Selecting an Operating System
> Learn about the world of operating systems. This chapter will help you understands what Linux is and the situations in which you might want to use it.

Chapter 2: Investigating Linux’s Principles and Philosophy
> Covers Linux’s history and the ways in which Linux and other Oss are commonly used.

Chapter 3: Understanding Software Licensing
> Describes copyright law and the licenses that both Linux and non-Linux OSs use to
expand or restrict users right to use and copy software.

Chapter 4: Using Common Linux Programs
> Covers the major categories of Linux. Specific topics range from central processing unit (CPU) to device drivers.

Chapter 5: Managing Hardware
> Provide advise on how to select and use hardware in Linux software and provides pointers to some of the most popular Linux programs

Chapter 6: Getting to know Command Line
> Tackles using typed commands to control Linux. Although many new users find this topic intimidating, command-line control of Linux is very important.

Chapter 7: Managing Files
> Describes how to move, rename, delete and edit files. Directories are just a special type of file and they are covered as well.

Chapter 8: Getting Help
> Covers Linux help resources. These include the built-in man and info packages and using off-computer resources such as Web sites.

Chapter 9: Using Programs and Processes
> Describes how you can install programs in Linux and how you can adjust the priority of running programs or terminate selected programs.

Chapter 10: Searching, Extracting and Archiving Data
> Summarizes tools you can use to find data on your computer, as well as how you can manipulate data archive files for data transport and backup purposes.

Chapter 11: Editing Files
> Introduces the topic of editing text files. This includes basic features of the pico, nano and Vi text mode text editors as well as some common configuration file and formatted text file conventions.

Chapter 12: Creating Scripts
> Describes how to create simple scripts, which are programs than can run on other programs. You can use scripts to help automate otherwise tedious manual tasks, thus improving your productivity.

Chapter 13: Understanding Users and Groups
> Introduces the concepts that are critical to understanding Linux’s multi-user nature. It also covers the root account, which Linux uses for most administrative tasks.

Chapter 14: Creating Users and Groups
> Covers software and procedures you use to create, modify and delete accounts and groups, which define who may use the computer.

Chapter 15: Setting Ownership and Permissions
> Describes how to control which users may access files and in what ways they may do so. In conjunction with users and groups, ownership and permissions control your computer security.

Chapter 16: Navigating the Linux Filesystem
> Describes where files go in Linux, where you can look for program files, configuration files and user files.

Chapter 17: Managing Network Connections
> Covers the critical topic of telling Linux how to use a network, including testing the connection and some basic network security measures.

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