Linux Crash Course for Beginners - 2023

Video description

In this course, you will learn about Linux’s basic system administration and gain a thorough command of Linux and its system. Originally written by Linus Torvalds, Linux is widely used, and many developers and technology companies use Linux and Unix, a Linux-based operating system developed about fifty years ago. With both Linux and Unix gaining popularity, it is instrumental in managing very large networks in corporations such as Intel, IBM, and Amazon, and is also used to run offices and homes in some developed countries.

How does Linux technically work? As you work through the course, you will learn that Linux is an operating system just as Windows is; however, the difference is that Linux is an open-source operating system that uses a VirtualBox. The VirtualBox reinforces the capacity of your computer to run multiple operating systems on one set of hardware at the same time. You will be taught that Redhat, CentOS, Fedora, and SuSe are some of the main Linux operating systems, and that others include Debian and Ubuntu.

As you will discover by the end of this Linux fundamentals course, the operating system stores data on disk drives through a filesystem that consists of files and directories and that information is needed to access and locate them. You will need to learn Linux commands if you want to navigate a file system and these commands are discussed in-depth in this Linux tutorial for beginners’ course, along with practical examples. There are various types of commands, including those of file maintenance, file display, file system monitoring, and file network, and you will learn to master these and gain a better understanding of the power of the Linux system.

By the end of this course, you will be skilled with the fundamental Linux command line, have knowledge of Linux basic system administration, and have a better grasp of how Linux functions.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to connect Linux VM through Putty
  • Learn the file system navigation commands
  • Learn about file maintenance commands and file display commands
  • Cover Filter and text processor commands, along with Linux file editor
  • Learn about shell scripting and command history
  • Learn about network files commands and system updates


This course is for someone who needs basic training in Linux, someone who is already in IT and wants to add a new skill. It is specifically designed for those who have been busy with their work and don’t have enough time.

About The Author

Imran Afzal: Imran Afzal is a systems engineer/manager, entrepreneur, instructor, and a public speaker. He started his career with Time Warner in 2000 as a systems administrator. He was involved in deploying technologies such as DTV, VOD, CableCards, and others. These technologies were built on many Linux distributions. Since then, he has utilized Linux/Unix skills in many Fortune 500 companies.

He has worn many different hats and currently manages a large team of systems engineers, administrators and team leads globally. He has spearheaded projects such as datacenter migration, introduction, and deployment of VMware, monitoring tools implementation, Amazon cloud migration, and many more. He is certified in Linux Systems Management, UNIX Operating Systems, Linux System Administration, System Internals, VMWare Certified Professional, RHCSA, and Windows Server Certified.

Product information

  • Title: Linux Crash Course for Beginners - 2023
  • Author(s): Imran Afzal
  • Release date: February 2023
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781837635139