Many people learn Linux for different reasons ranging from work to personal interest, and for all those people, I have selected the best courses/ways to learn Linux.
Learning Linux is strongly associated with learning command line, atleast upto a certain basic level. Basically, any linux course consists of the following topics:LFHS, networking, directories and files with permissions, users and groups, command line basics, pipes and redirection, archives, software management, documentation. These are as well in all of the courses listed below. So, let’s look at the best tutorials available from the internet.
10 Best Linux Trainings & Courses To Learn Linux Faster
1.Linux Administration Bootcamp: Go from Beginner to Advanced
Author : Jason Cannon, Professional system administrator, consultant, and author.
Duration : 7.5 hrs
Description : Author of this course has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com. So, this course has professional background, which is definitely reflected in this course. The skills range from Beginner to pro. Text Editing with both vi and emacs is included. A bit expensive, but, quality content is guaranteed.
Cost : $200
2. Ubuntu Desktop for Beginners: Start Using Linux Today!
Author : Cody ray miller.
Duration : 3.5 hrs
Description : This video course focuses more on GUI. It also looks on troubleshooting common problems faced by new users. There are special brief videos about dvd playing, atunes , video editors, banshee, photoshop and gimp. It also carefully introduces to the features of unity, which most other courses fail to do properly.
Cost : $95
3. Learn Linux and Get Certified
Learn Linux from Scratch to Advanced
Author : Md atef
Duration : 6 hrs
Description : The course description clearly states the purpose of this course. “You will learn everything related to linux from scratch and you will be able to use easily the same way you are using windows also you will get prepared to clear the linux exam and get certified.”
Cost : $40
4. Learn Linux in 3 days and Grow Your Career
Author : Vishal patel
Duration : 2.5 hrs
Duration : The videos are direct to the point. The specific advantage of this course is its short length. It uses ubuntu. It is simple to understand. It covers only basics. It is best for the users who just want to learn the basics and not the whole linux.
Cost : $35
5. Learning Linux Essentials: Taking your first steps in Linux
For lpi certificate in linux essentials
Author: Andrew mallett, the urban penguin.
Duration : 8.5 hrs
Started on 10/2015.
Description : Everything about linux basics and open source. Scripting. Short glimpses of all major applications like libreoffice, thunderbird email client, web browsers, gimp, server apps, mysql, samba and nfs, programming, software licensing.
Cost : $20
6. The Linux Command Line
Author : William Shotts
Pages : 540
Cost : Free
Description : So, this is our first non- video way of learning linux. You can read this offline and also in printed form. This book is with Creative Commons license. This book is more about command line, but, in the author’s language “Any serious discussion of the command line will invariably lead to linux system administration topics”.
7. Linux survival
Author : Guy hummel
Cost : Free
Description : To quote the site itself “Linux Survival is a free tutorial designed for people who have little or no experience with the Linux operating system.” This site is a readable version. But, this is different from other tutorials by its approach. It concentrates on the basic commands used on a daily basis. This basically starts you on the path of learning command line.
8. Welcome to LinuxFoundationX LFS101x!
Introduction to Linux
Author : Jerry Cooperstein, Phd, Training Program Director, The Linux Foundation.
Duration : self-paced
Description : This course stands out from the rest, because this course has directly descended from the original course of the linux foundation’s course and is still maintained by the linux foundation.Just a warning though, this course uses a lot of text based learning, so, this is not ideal for those who just want to dive into linux. It has tests, DIY kind of homework, videos from the members of linux foundation.
Cost : Free
9. Linux From Scratch
Author : Gerard Beekmans
Duration : 356 pages
Cost : Free
URL : http://linuxfromscratch.org/
Description : “Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own customized Linux system entirely from source.”
Flexibility and freedom have been the important flagships of linux. Now, no one talks about building a windows or mac system. But LFS offers this for linux. What better way to learn linux than to build it yourself from scratch! Oh, this is also under creative commons license.
All the above courses are dedicated to their own sites except for the Linux foundation course. But if you wanna learn linux from the simple tutorials collected into youtube playlists, then, we have them too. Whatever way you can think of learning linux, We already listed it here. So, check these out:
Ultimate Linux Tutorials
Bonus : Official documentation
Any linux tutorial can take you only upto a certain extent and from there, you have only one option to go forward. The official documentation. Every course listed above will teach you about man pages. Those are the ultimate references for any newbie or linux sage. So, Be sure to check out the sites of http://www.tldp.org , the official distro, wikis of arch and other distros, etc…
I have covered almost every medium of learning linux as possible. Udemy, Edx and youtube have android or ios apps. So, you are ready to learn while travelling too. You can download the books and read them directly or on kindle. You can also order the printed copies from the respective publishing agencies at very reasonable costs. Linux is everywhere from amazon to android. So, learning Linux can be very interesting and useful at times. What are still reading this article for? Go select a course and start already.