Course Details and Schedule

This course, delivered as a whole day session, will give you a comprehensive introduction to Linux (the open source operating system). The course gives a brief background to Linux - where it came from, how it is made and who uses it. You will explore the command line, and learn how to build your own commands. You will be introduced to shell scripting as a way to automate tasks. Finally you will take a look at the standard Linux office applications, and be shown how to find and install other useful programs.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • The command line
  • Using the command line to build your own commands
  • Shell scripting to automate task
  • Linux office applications
  • Finding useful programs
Course information
Intended audience Anybody who is curious about exploring Linux for their daily computing.
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge required.
Software Ubuntu
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Further information The course will have a lunch break. Please note: lunch is not provided, however, there are numerous places nearby where you can purchase food.
Taught using:
Linux (Ubuntu)

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:

Computer and software are provided. There is limited space for any device you use for note taking.


Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.