This 18 chapter, 70-hour course covers Linux as an operating system, basic open source concepts, and the basics of the Linux command line. The goal of this course is to provide academic institutions, organizations, and individual learners curriculum to help prepare for the exam objectives aligned to the Linux Professional Institute, LPI.org, Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate.
This course implements a "practice as you read" approach to learning. Each learner has hands-on access to a Linux virtual machine to practice, explore, and trial Linux command line concepts. The learner is also provided 14 prescriptive step-by-step labs. These labs provide a learning environment where students interact with the Linux operating system and build on their skills and knowledge as they progress through the course. Sections studied include:
Open Source Software and Licensing
Command Line Skills
Navigating the Filesystem
Managing Files and Directories
Archiving and Compression
Working With Text
System and User Security
Ownership and Permissions Text
This course is offered through our Cisco Networking Academy at Solihull College, with workshops with individual lab facilities, supported by your tutor.
Study materials include online labs and Cisco Netacad study resources to support independent study and lab facilities both in college and at home.
To facilitate effective distance learning Solihull college has invested in a range of on-line resources which includes Microsoft Teams used for distance workshops & tutor support, Cisco Netacad, and student Office 365. These facilities will enable us to provide an equivalent class-based experience, with student-tutor and student-student interaction.
This course is available to study in the daytime, over 15 weeks, on Thursdays 9:30 to 4:30 with a blended approach of tutor-led and distance learning. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study.
On successful completion of the course learners will receive a Cisco certificate. Certifications give you a professional edge by providing globally recognised industry endorsed evidence of skills and mastery, demonstrating your abilities and willingness to embrace new technologies.
The course includes assessments throughout, with both practical and quiz exercises.
Places are offered by interview, subject to meeting the entry requirements.
Learners must be over 19. Before attending this course, students must have an understanding of computer networks and be a proficient user of a PC.
Students should have a suitable PC with access to the internet.
*Free if aged 19+ and living in an eligible WMCA postcode. Students will start on the CISCO IT Essentials course to form base knowledge before progressing onto this course. If you want to start directly on this course, there will be a fee of £400.
This course provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience. This course is intended for individuals who are seeking employment as a Linux System Administrator or Software Engineer.