Overview of Linux Shells

Hours: 32 / Access Length: 7 Weeks / Delivery: Monthly, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $375.00

Course Overview:

The Linux shells provide the user a direct way to access files and processes on their computer. Each shell offers a slightly different set of tools and scripting capabilities. This course will introduce the new Linux user to the various shells, a comparison of the features of the shells and an introduction to the scripting language available for each. Students will need access to a computer running Linux.

Course Outline:

  • Students will review the basics of working with the shells.
  • Students will use regular expressions and the grep command to perform searches.
  • Students will use the sed editor and awk report generator.
  • Students will explore the Bourne shell commands and scripting.
  • Students will explore the C and TC shell commands and scripting.
  • Students will explore the Korn shell commands and scripting.
  • Students will explore the Bash shell commands and scripting.
  • Students will explore options for debugging their shell scripts.
  • Students will explore using shell scripts to administer their systems.
  • Students will create a final project using what they have learned in the course.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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