Getting Technical with the Terminal

Video description

In this foundational series, we demystify the command-line interface, starting with the basics and progressively building your skills to enhance productivity. The journey begins with an overview, easing any initial fears of the cursor on a seemingly blank screen. You'll learn the significance of the terminal, its capabilities, and how mastering it can transform your efficiency.

Next, we delve into the terminal environment with Justin and Vonne, where you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the terminal, terminal emulator, and shell. This knowledge sets the stage for more advanced operations. The series continues with practical guidance on accessing and customizing the terminal, ensuring you can tailor it to your needs for an optimized workflow.

The exploration doesn't stop there. You'll master navigation within the terminal, learning efficient techniques to move around your system. Justin provides valuable tips to enhance your terminal usage, making complex tasks more manageable. The series culminates with a focus on file management—creating, moving, and deleting folders and files—equipping you with essential skills to manage your projects effectively.

What you will learn

  • Navigate the terminal environment with confidence
  • Customize and optimize the terminal for personal use
  • Create, move, and delete files and folders efficiently
  • Understand the role of the terminal, terminal emulator, and shell
  • Enhance overall productivity through command-line mastery


This course is designed for beginners and technical professionals who want to enhance their command-line skills. No prior experience is required, but a basic understanding of computer operations is beneficial.

About the Authors

ACI Learning: ACI Learning trains leaders in Cybersecurity, Audit, and Information Technology. Whether starting an IT career, mastering a profession, or developing a team, they provide essential support at every step.

Justin Dennison: Justin leads AWS and developer content creation for ITProTV. He has experience in multiple programming languages. His certifications include AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate, AWS Certified Developer — Associate, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer.

Vonne Smith: Vonne leads the content development for the OfficeProTV and CreativeProTV channels. She has over a decade of experience teaching Office and Adobe applications both online and in the classroom. Certifications: Microsoft Office Master 2016.

Product information

  • Title: Getting Technical with the Terminal
  • Author(s): ACI Learning, Justin Dennison, Vonne Smith
  • Release date: June 2024
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781836207931