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Course Catalog » Linux Curriculum

Linux Operations

4 hours



The Linux Operations course describes the purpose of Linux Processes and explains how these activities can be monitored and managed. Information describing how to create Linux jobs and optionally schedule them to run is discussed along with other operational tasks relating to system logs and shell customization.


System operators and other personnel who are new to the Linux environment and require knowledge on managing processes and log files, and customizing the user interface.


Basic knowledge of Linux.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define the concept of a process under Linux
  • Recognize background commands and process control
  • Identify how to locate and review log files available in Linux
  • Recognize the options and facilities available for customizing the shell

Course Content

Linux Processes

What is a Linux Process?

Linux System Processes

Linux Signals

/proc File System

Job Control and Job Scheduling

Log Files, Errors, and Status

Overview of System Logging

Types of Log Files

Interpreting Common Errors

Application and System Status Messages

Customizing the Shell

BASH Startup Files

Setting Prompts

Shell Options

The PATH Variable

Linux Operations Mastery Test

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