… but cannot afford to take a course in the subject.
Why am I doing this?
A very simple reason. I like Linux. I have always had a yearning to help bring more people the knowledge of what Linux can do. Also I had a work colleague that said to me that he is going to report me. I asked why and he said ‘because you have illegal software on your PC’. Granted this person is in his 60’s and only been working with PC’s in the last 10 or so years. But that is because of the marketing power of Microsoft and Windows. Couple that with just about every OEM built PC and laptop has Windows pre-installed on it.
I have learnt a lot from the Linux community over the many years that I have been apart of it. I want to ‘Pay It Forward’ helping others learn about this great system. So just like in the 2000 Kevin Spacey film of the same name, I aim to do the exact same.
How long will it take for me to complete the course?
I will do my utmost best to have each of the 4 modules up on this site as soon as each module is ready. As I add each each module I to the site I will create a link on this page to help motivate me to complete this task. Also once I get a semi-decent microphone (current one probably sounds like a cat being skinned when I speak into it) I will do a video version of these tutorials, and post the links to those on each page.
If you want to know how long each module will take for you to complete, then I honestly cannot say as I am definitely not you. It all depends on how willing you are to learn.
Now there are 4 modules that I will be splitting this course into. They are:
- Introduction to Linux – This is where I give a introduction and a short history of Linux.
- Installation of Linux – I will guide you step by step in the installation of a Linux distribution explaining each step in great detail (partitions, file systems in use, mount points, etc)
- System administration – Here I will show you the many ways of how to install a programme (whether available through the software repositories or not), how to add local users, create files, directories and some basic troubleshooting commands.
- Preparation for the Exam – This is probably self-explanatory, even though I will not be the one administering the exam.