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Develop your Linux skills in the least amount of time and prepare yourself for a rewarding career as a Linux expert.

Our highly-acclaimed Learn Linux in 5 Days course aims to increase your proficiency with Linux. It will introduce you to the various tools and techniques to help you confidently perform your work in a Linux environment. You will learn the sequence of Linux distributions, basic Linux commands, wildcards and environment variables. You will be able to install Linux from scratch and enjoy all the benefits it provides.

Gain the combination of skills to grow your Linux competence by enrolling straight away!

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £109. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education as proof of your continued expert development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an endorsed lesson. One Education will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information, please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed, and CPD endorsed certificates. 

After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.

After passing the assignment exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

Why Study This Course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring expert or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an endorsed certificate attesting to your knowledge.

The Learn Linux in 5 Days is fully available to anyone, and no previous lessons are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Unit 01: Overview
Course Overview 00:03:00
Unit 02: Day 1
Background and Introduction 00:07:00
Linux Distributions 00:05:00
Installing VirtualBox on Windows 00:03:00
Installing VirtualBox on Mac 00:03:00
Installing Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox 00:05:00
VirtualBox Troubleshooting Tips 00:02:00
When to Install Linux from Scratch 00:15:00
Installing CentOS from Scratch / CentOS Manual Installation Process 00:23:00
Getting Connected 00:11:00
Connect Directly 00:02:00
Unit 03: Day 2
The Linux Directory Structure 00:10:00
The Shell 00:08:00
Basic Linux Commands 00:05:00
Teach Yourself to Fish 00:06:00
Working with Directories 00:09:00
Listing Files and Understanding LS Output 00:12:00
Unit 04: Day 3
File and Directory Permissions Explained – Part One 00:11:00
File and Directory Permissions Explained – Part Two 00:09:00
View Files and the Nano Editor 00:05:00
Editing Files in Vi 00:10:00
Editing Files with Emacs 00:06:00
Finding Files and Directories 00:07:00
Graphical Editors 00:04:00
Unit 05: Day 4
Deleting, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files 00:11:00
Wildcards – Part One 00:05:00
Wildcards – Part Two 00:07:00
Input, Output, and Redirection 00:08:00
Comparing Files 00:04:00
Searching in Files and Using Pipes 00:10:00
Transferring and Copying Files over the Network 00:07:00
Customizing the Shell Prompt 00:05:00
Shell Aliases 00:04:00
Unit 06: Day 5
Environment Variables 00:08:00
Processes and Job Control 00:12:00
Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron 00:06:00
Switching Users and Running Commands as Others 00:08:00
Shell History and Tab Completion 00:13:00
Installing Software on RPM Based Linux Distros: RedHat, CentOS, AlmaLinux, Rocky 00:21:00
Installing Software on Debian Based Linux Distros: Debian, Ubuntu, Kali Linux 00:12:00
Conclusion – Congratulations and Thank You! 00:01:00
Unit 07: Addendum - Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine over the Network
Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine over the Network 00:11:00
Unit 08: Bonus
Bonus – Installing NGINX, MySQL, PHP, and WordPress on Ubuntu 00:09:00
Unit 09: Resources
Resources 00:15:00
Assignment -Learn Linux in 5 Days 2 weeks, 1 day
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