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CompTIA Linux+ and Unix Training (Vouchers Included)

Linux and UNIX operating systems have become predominant leaders in commercial computing environments, appearing everywhere from desktops to servers. The popularity of Linux/UNIX servers and workstations in todays’ business environment requires knowledgeable and experienced systems administrators who can effectively support a wide range of system configurations, from standalone desktop machines to high-performance enterprise servers. While Microsoft owns the majority of the market share for IT infrastructure, Linux is utilized heavily by large organizations, due to its ability to be customized more extensively. That has caused many Fortune 500 companies and government entities to migrate over to Linux, creating a large amount of open positions for IT professionals with these credentials.

By taking the Linux+ and Unix Certification Training course you will become an expert in one of the world’s most popular Operating Systems. In addition to the course, you will be working with Live Online Labs, allowing for intensive hands-on practice via Linux infrastructure. Linux and Unix are extremely popular within Fortune 500 and Government organizations, due to its ability to withstand large amounts of users as well as its ability for customization. With the amount of infrastructure built on these technologies, there is always a large demand for those that are proficient in the platform. In this course you will gain the knowledge and skills required to install, configure and support a Linux/UNIX server to meet your organization’s critical administrative needs. You will learn to control and troubleshoot the boot process; attach local storage and create file systems; and deliver file, print and network service. The hands-on live lab environment will help you prepare for your exam but also gain the real world experience necessary to succeed in the workplace. This course also includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.

6 Months / 130 Course Hrs
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Finger Lakes Community College

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CompTIA Linux+ and Unix Training (Vouchers Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES371

What You Will Learn
  • Learn Unix basic commands
  • Master shell scripting
  • Understand Unix file sharing
  • Explore file archiving commands
  • Study process management
  • Learn back-up and compression
  • Create file systems
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 130 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare yourself for a career as a Linux administrator, network administrator, system admin, Linux specialist, network engineer, network support, or network technician
  • Become prepared for the CompTIA™ Linux+ LX0-103 & LX0-104 Exams
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to install, configure and support a Linux/UNIX server to meet your organization’s critical administrative needs


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Linux+ Instructions

Cover an introduction to building labs, demo virtual box, navigation, commands with lab demo, shell configuration, commands, and more.

Managing Software and Configuring Hardware

Use RPM, overview CPIO, manage shared libraries, configure USB and devices, design hard disk layout, over and create filesystem.

Boot Files and X

Boot and reboot Linux and editing files, understand the boot and runlevels processes, edit with Vi. Learn about the X Windows systems, X configurations, fonts, accessibility, and more.

Admin and Basic Networking

Learn how to administer, directly modify account configuration, add groups, tune users and system environments, review log file contents, basic networking, network addressing, network ports, and connections.

Scripts and Security

Understand scripts, email, databases, security, Xinetd, SSH keys, GPG, and receive a overview of security best practices.

Unix Administration

Study the virtual box, basic commands, special characters, file editing, finding files, shell special characters, regular expressions, process management, job scheduling, account customization, X Windows, text utility, shell scripting, and system administration basics.


I.        Instructions
                    A.    Introduction
                    B.    Introduction to Building Labs
                    C.    Things You Need To Do
                    D.    Install Demo Virtual Box
                    E.    Navigation
                    F.    Commands with Lab Demo
                    G.    Internaland External Commands
                    H.    Overview of Shell Commands Tricks
                    I.    Exploring Shell Configuration
                    J.    Stream Redirection
                    K.    Overview of Processing Text Using Filters
                    L.    Overview File - Viewing Commands
                    M.    Overview Using Grep
                    N.    Sed Syntax and Summary
                    O.    Overview of Exam Essentials
II.       Managing Software
                    A.    Managing Software
                    B.    Overview Using RPM
                    C.    RPM Part 2
                    D.    Overview Using Cpio
                    E.    Overview Using Debian and Apt Cache
                    F.    Using Apt-get
                    G.    Debian Tools
                    H.    Managing Shared Libraries
                    I.    Overview Locating Library Files
                    J.    Foreground and Background Processes
                    K.    Managing Software Summary
III.      Configuring Hardware
                    A.    Configuring Hardware
                    B.    Configuring Devices
                    C.    Configuring USB
                    D.    Configuring Hard Disk
                    E.    Designing Hard Disk Layout
                    F.    Logical Volume Management
                    G.    Creating Partitions Filesystems
                    H.    Overview Using Fdisk
                    I.    Overview Common Filesystem Types
                    J.    Creating Filesystem
                    K.    Overview Maintaining Filesystem Health
                    L.    Configuring Hardware Summary
IV.       Managing Files
                    A.    Managing Files
                    B.    File Archiving Commands
                    C.    Managing Files Ownership
                    D.    Managing Disk Quotas
                    E.    Directories and Content
                    F.    Overview Tools for Locating Files
                    G.    Overview of Exam Essentials
V.        Booting Files
                    A.    Booting Linux and Editing Files
                    B.    Boot and Reboot
                    C.    Understanding the Boot Process
                    D.    Runlevels Process
                    E.    Managing Runlevel Services
                    F.    Editing with Vi
                    G.    Booting Summary
VI.       X
                    A.    X Windows Systems
                    B.    X Configuration Options
                    C.    X Configuration Options Part 2
                    D.    Configuring X Fonts
                    E.    Configuring X ft Fonts
                    F.    Overview Managing GUI Logins
                    G.    Using X for Remote Access
                    H.    X Accessibility
                    I.    Addition Assistive Technologies
                    J.    Configuring Localization and Internationalization
                    K.    Querying and Setting Your Locale
                    L.    Configuring Printing
                    M.    Configuring Printing Part 2
                    N.    Using Web-based CUPS Utilities
VII.      Admin
                    A.    Administering
                    B.    Directly Modifying Account Configuration
                    C.    Components of Account
                    D.    Adding Groups
                    E.    Tuning User and System Environments
                    F.    Reviewing Log File Contents
                    G.    Maintaining System Time
                    H.    Admin Summary
VIII.     Basic Networking
                    A.    Basic Networking
                    B.    Network Addressing
                    C.    Network Addressing Part 2
                    D.    DNS Data Flow Zone and Resolution
                    E.    Network Ports
                    F.    Connections
                    G.    Testing Connectivity
                    H.    Wireshark Demo
                    I.    Basic Networking Summary
IX.       Scripts
                    A.    Scripts, E-mail and Databases
                    B.    Writing Scripts
                    C.    Writing Scripts Part 2
                    D.    Managing E-mail
                    E.    Managing Data with SQL
                    F.    Advantages of Database
                    G.    Scripts Summary
X.        Security
                    A.    Security
                    B.    Controlling Access Via TCP Wrappers
                    C.    Configuring Xinetd
                    D.    Uninstalling Or Reconfiguring Servers
                    E.    Tools for Managing Passwords
                    F.    Configuring SSH
                    G.    SSH Keys
                    H.    Controlling SSH Access
                    I.    Using GPG
                    J.    Security Summary

Unix Administration

  1. Virtual Box
  2. Basic Commands
  3. Special Characters
  4. File Editing
  5. File System Structure
  6. Finding Files
  7. Shell Special Characters
  8. Regular Expressions
  9. Process Management
  10. Job Scheduling
  11. Customizing Your Account
  12. Unix Printing
  13. Networking
  14. X Windows
  15. Back Up and Compression
  16. Text Utility
  17. Shell Scripting
  18. System Administration Basics
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Instructors & Support

Dean R. Bushmiller

Dean R. Bushmiller has had fun for the past 20 years learning and teaching everything he can in technology and security. His consulting experience in accounting systems, inventory control, migrations, and patch management has breathed life into his 12 years in the classroom. Dean is a courseware developer who specializes in the CISSP and security training. He is the lead instructor for Expanding Security and teaches online as his main job. As a non-military person, he is a proud recipient of six mission coins. Dean has taught more than 1000 classes with a lifetime approval rating of +90% on topics of: CISSP, including: SOX, PCI-DSS, digital rights management, data loss prevention, incident handling, auditing for compliance, penetration testing, patch management, networking, architecture, migration, certification, and administration.

Ted Jordan

Ted Jordan, Senior Linux/Unix Instructor, is a senior Instructor and has taught Unix and Linux courses for over 20 years. In addition to teaching, online Mr. Jordan has taught Unix classes in over 10 different countries. Mr. Jordan is one of the most respected Unix experts in the country, having written a variety of books and other publications on the concepts of both Unix and Linux. Prior to his career in education, Mr. Jordan was an IT engineer and consultant. He worked with national clients at the partner level to ensure their success with complex technology initiatives. Mr. Jordan began his career with IBM after completing his master’s degree and quickly advanced through the corporate ranks before becoming an independent consultant. That position has taken him to where he is today and he enjoys nothing more than helping students achieve their goals.




Skills, knowledge, experience, software and computer orientation required prior to enrollment. Recommended Experience to take the CompTIA Linux+ Certification exams: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience.

For CompTIA Linux+ exam certification requirements please click here.

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

About Certification


If you want to earn a credential from the world’s leading technology association, look no further than a course certified by CompTIA. With a focus on cloud and mobile technology, information security, and networking technology, CompTIA provides vendor-neutral certifications in a wide variety of skillsets in the IT industry. CompTIA certifications ensure that the IT workforce is well-trained, knowledgeable, and able to perform the real-life tasks needed to be successful. From entry-level to expert, CompTIA offers IT certification options that cover all your bases.


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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

This course will prepare you for the CompTIA Linux+ exam and you will receive an exam voucher after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.

For CompTIA Linux+ exam certification requirements please click here.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive exam vouchers for the CompTIA™ Linux+ (LX0-103 & LX0-104) exams after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

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