Linux Essentials Certification

Develop the in-demand Linux skills through the Linux Essentials course

  • Understand the basics of Linux and its command lines 
  • Learn how to install and update packages 
  • Get a fair idea about Processes and Networking in Linux 
  • 350,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
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Gain a Strong Command on Linux Administration

The Linux Essentials Certification gives you an introduction to the Linux operating system and command line through a practical and hands-on approach. In this course, you shall learn the basics of installing Linux and understanding the Linux architecture. You shall also get a clear idea on how to leverage the benefits of open-source technologies.

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  • 8 Hours of Live, Interactive, Trainer-Led Sessions 

  • 17 Quizzes and 186 Questions to Practice 

  • 6 Hours of Hand-on Training with Linux 

  • 24 Guided Exercises to Learn 

  • Projects that Replicate Work-like Environments 

  • 1-on-1 Mentorship from Industry Experts  

Exhibit Your Competence as a Linux Administrator


Linux is an operating system and open source and is everywhere. Android, the world's most popular operating system, is based on Linux. Apple's iOS is based on BSD Unix, which is closely related to Linux. Linux was also instrumental in leading the open-source movement. When you learn how to operate in a Linux environment, you gain an edge as a technology professional.

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  • On-demand videos
  • Guided hands-on exercises
  • Auto-graded assessments and recall quizzes
  • Assignments and projects

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  • Get project-ready with work-like experiences.
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Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. 
  • Prior system administrator experience on another operating system would be beneficial. 

Who Should Attend the Course

Professionals willing to learn basic Linux Administration

Graduates and Freshers wanting to start their career in Linux Administration

Working Professionals wanting to start their career in Linux Administration

IT professionals who need to perform essential administration tasks

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What You Will Learn

Linux basics

Understand the basics of Linux and how to use Command Lines in a Linux environment.

Files and Directories

Learn the commands used to create files and directories, and to manipulate them in Linux. 

Access Control

Learn how to create users, groups, and set permissions at different levels.

Package Manager

Learn how to manage installing and updating packages by utilizing a package manager.

Processes and Networks

Explore processes and networking in Linux environments through learning useful commands. 

Shell scripts

Learn what is a shell script and explore how to write and run these scripts in Linux. 

Skills You Will Gain

Installing and setting up a Linux environment

Applying Linux Shell

Creating directories with mkdir command

Using files and directories

Viewing the files on the terminal

Popular editors in Linux

Applying output redirection operators

Managing users and groups in Linux

Using package managers

Applying commands

Creating TAR and ZIP files

Understanding types of links

Various processes in Linux

Networking in Linux

Shell scripts in Linux

Transform Your Workforce

Upskill Your Teams in Open-Source Technology

Empower your team with the Linux skills to understand and utilize open-source technology and interact with open-source applications. 

  • Leverage Immersive Learning  
  • Get Your Teams Project-Ready 
  • Align Skill Development to Your Most Important Objectives 
  • Get Customized Corporate Training Programs 

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Linux Essentials Curriculum

Learning Objective

Understand the basics of Linux and the importance of Open-source Software.

  • What is Linux?  
  • Introduction to Open-source Software  
  • The UNIX & Linux-based Systems  
  • Setting Up Environment  

Learning Objective 

Develop an understanding of Linux architecture, command line and basic commands. 

  • Linux Architecture  
  • Linux Command Line  
  • Writing Commands at Shell Prompt  
  • Structure of a Command  
  • Basic Linux Commands  
  • Getting Help  

Learning Objective

Understand the basics of File systems in Linux and using directories and files.  

  • File System Basics  
  • Directories Navigation and Pathname  
  • Creating Files and Directories  
  • Viewing Files  
  • Copy, Move and Rename Files  
  • Deleting Files and Directories  

Learning Objective

Get introduced to creating and editing files using different tools. 

  • Introduction to Creating & Editing Files 
  • Different Editors  
  • vi (and vim) Editor 
  • Nano Editor 
  • Command Line Redirection  

Learning Objective 

Learn access control by creating users, groups and assigning permissions and ownership. 

  • Users & Groups 
  • Creating Users and Groups 
  • Changing User su and sudo 
  • File Permissions 
  • Editing Other Users Files 
  • Changing Permissions and Ownership 
  • Directory Permissions   

Learning Objective 

Get introduced to a range of useful features in Linux. 

  • Installing and Updating Packages 
  • Miscellaneous Linux Commands 
  • Searching for Files from the Terminal 
  • Using Pipes 
  • Searching with grep 
  • Working with TAR and ZIP Archives 
  • Links 
  • Environment Variables  

Learning Objective 

Learn about the different processes employed in a Linux environment. 

  • Processes in Linux 
  • Exploring ps Commands 
  • States of a Process and Signals 
  • Managing Processes 
  • Background Processes and jobs 

Learning Objective

Learn about the fundamentals of networking in Linux.

  • What is a Network? 
  • Useful Commands 
  • Remote Connections 
  • SSH 
  • SCP  

Learning Objective

Learn what a script is, how to write it, and run it in Linux. 

  • What is a Script 
  • Writing a Script 
  • Running a Script 
  • Variables and Data 
  • Math in Shell Scripts 
  • If Statement 
  • Operators 
  • While Statement 

Linux Essentials FAQs

Training FAQs

This training is designed to help you to understand Linux. You will start by learning the basics of Linux and command lines. Learn how to create files and directories.  

In this course you will learn to implement access control for users and groups, learn to install and update packages and understand processes. 

You will gain skills to:  

  • Installing and setting up a Linux environment  
  • Applying Linux Shell  
  • Creating directories using mkdir command  
  • Using files and directories  
  • Viewing the files on the terminal  
  • Popular editors in Linux  
  • Applying various output redirection operators  
  • Users and groups in Linux  
  • Installing and updating software using package managers  
  • Applying commands  
  • Creating TAR and ZIP files  
  • Understanding types of links  
  • Various processes in Linux  
  • Networking in Linux  
  • Shell scripts in Linux 

By the end of this course, you would have gained knowledge of how to work with Linux. 

To take part in this course you only need basic computer knowledge. Having previous system administrator experience on another operating system would be beneficial, but that is not a requirement.  

Yes, KnowledgeHut offers this training online. 

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a course completion certificate issued by KnowledgeHut. 

Your instructors are Linux experts who have many years of industry experience. 

Workshop Experience

Currently all our courses are offered online as Live, interactive, trainer-led sessions where you will get to learn directly from the trainer with opportunities to discuss and clear doubts. 

Our instructors are experts in Linux to lead these sessions. They also have hands-on experience and will be able to tell you the practical aspects of what you are learning. The program will help you master Linux and its features.  

Our Linux essentials classes are delivered through live interactive virtual classrooms and can be structured according to the requirements of the course. Linux essentials course duration is for eight hours of live classes. 

Our training focuses on interactive learning. Most class time is dedicated to hands-on exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration, all facilitated by the trainer who is an experienced expert. The focus is on finding practical solutions to real-world scenarios in various project environments, both big and small. 

In an online classroom, students can log in at the scheduled time to a live learning environment that is led by an instructor. You can interact, communicate, view, and discuss presentations, and engage with learning resources while working in groups, all in an online setting. Our instructors for the course use an extensive set of collaboration tools and techniques which improve your online training experience. 

Internet Connectivity (2Mbps Link) and Minimum Requirements: MAC OS or Windows with 8 GB RAM and i3 processor. 

Yes, you can switch your start date for the course with prior notice of at least 24 hours and subject to availability in the desired batch. 

Additional FAQs

Training FAQs

Linux Essentials refers to learning how to use the Linux Operating System and Linux command line to get started off on a Linux career. 

Linux essentials is useful for any professional who is new to Linux or wants to get into a career as a Linux professional. 

Linux essentials commands are a list of basic Linux commands that you need to know to start operating in a Linux environment.  

Certification FAQs

Preparation for Linux essentials exam needs to include covering the syllabus to understand the concepts and some time spent on practicing what you learn in an actual Linux environment. 

The Linux Essentials certification by Linux Professional Institute requires you to clear the Linux Essentials 010 exam.  

Yes, a Linux Essentials certification is proof of both knowledge and capability to understand and operate in a Linux based environment. 

A Linux Essentials certification cost can change according to your region. You can check our schedule page to check the Linux essentials certification course costs. Linux essentials exam cost will also vary according to your region. 

To get the Linux Essentials certification by the Linux Professional Institute you will need to clear the Linux Essentials 010 Exam. The Linux essentials certificate exam is also a stepping stone to higher certifications in Linux. 

The Linux Essentials certificate has a lifetime warranty. 

Exam FAQs

Linux Essentials is a foundational level exam. Hence, it only tests your basic knowledge of Linux concepts. It should be easy for professionals who have worked in Linux environments. Candidates new to the Linux environment will need to make sure they spend time preparing themselves in Linux concepts to clear the Linux essentials certification exam. 

The Linux Essentials exam lasts for 60 minutes and has 60 questions in it. 

The Linux Essentials Exam questions are a combination of multiple choice and multiple response questions. 

You will need to practice your skills in a Linux environment, after having learned the basics in the Linux essentials syllabus to clear the Linux Essentials exam. 

There are 40 questions in the 60-minute-long exam. 

The exam itself is for 60 minutes. You will need to spend at least a couple of weeks to understand and practices what you learn before attempting the exam. 

Linux essentials passing score is set at 500 out of a maximum of 800. 

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