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Hone your Linux shell scripting skills to become proficient in writing robust and efficient shell scripts.

Shell scripting is an improved alternative to manual coding since it automates deployment and increases productivity. This expertly outlined Linux Shell Scripting course aims to improve your abilities to write powerful shell scripts in Linux and accomplish excellent results. It will enable you to create a local Linux shell script environment. You’ll dive into user and account creation, password generation and shell script arguments. You will be able to exercise your knowledge to automate a set of instructions and enhance your efficiency.

Learn Linux shell scripting, cut down on repetitive work and boost productivity by enrolling today!

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 £129. 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 Linux Shell Scripting 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: Course Introduction
Introduction and Course Overview 00:02:00
Course Downloads 00:03:00
Unit 02: Creating a Local Linux Shell Scripting Environment
Creating a Local Lab Environment Using Vagrant and VirtualBox – Background 00:16:00
Exercise 1 Instructions – Creating a Local Linux Shell Scripting Lab Environment 00:28:00
Exercise 1 – Walkthrough – Part I – Windows Users Only 00:04:00
Exercise 1 – Walkthrough – Part I – Mac Users Only 00:02:00
Exercise 1 – Walkthrough – Part I – Linux (CentOS/RHEL) Users Only 00:03:00
Exercise 1 – Walkthrough – Part II – All Users 00:23:00
Unit 03: User and Account Creation - Shell Scripting Project 1
Section Introduction 00:03:00
Getting Started with Shell Scripting: Naming, Permissions, Variables, Builtins. 00:35:00
Special Variables, Pseudocode, Command Substitution, if Statement, Conditionals. 00:23:00
Exit Statuses, Return Codes, String Test Conditionals, More Special Variables. 00:18:00
Reading Standard Input, Creating Accounts, Username Conventions, More Quoting. 00:23:00
Exercise 2 – Instructions 00:12:00
Exercise 2 – Walkthrough 00:21:00
Unit 04: Password Generation and Shell Script Arguments - Shell Scripting Project 2
Random Data, Cryptographic Hash Functions, Text and String Manipulation. 00:31:00
Positional Parameters, Arguments, for Loops, Special Parameters 00:30:00
The while Loop, Infinite Loops, Shifting, Sleeping 00:16:00
Exercise 3 – Instructions 00:12:00
Exercise 3 – Walkthrough 00:20:00
Unit 05: Linux Programming Conventions - Shell Scripting Project 3
Advanced Standard Input, Standard Output, and Standard Error – Part I 00:13:00
Advanced Standard Input, Standard Output, and Standard Error – Part II 00:26:00
Exercise 4 – Instructions 00:05:00
Exercise 4 – Walkthrough 00:12:00
Unit 06: Parsing Command Line Options – Shell Scripting Project 4
Case Statements 00:20:00
Functions 00:33:00
Parsing Command Line Options with getopts, Part 1 00:20:00
Parsing Command Line Options with getopts, Part 2 00:18:00
Deleting and Disabling Linux Accounts, Part 1 of 4 (Finding Files) 00:11:00
Deleting and Disabling Linux Accounts, Part 2 of 4 (The userdel command) 00:05:00
Deleting and Disabling Linux Accounts, Part 3 of 4 (Archives with tar) 00:14:00
Deleting and Disabling Linux Accounts, Part 4 of 4 (Disabling Accounts) 00:08:00
Deleting Users – Exercise 5 – Instructions 00:14:00
Deleting Users – Exercise 5 – Walkthrough 00:33:00
Unit 07: Transforming Data / Data Processing / Reporting – Shell Scripting Project 5
Cut and Awk 00:22:00
Cut and Awk Demonstration Script: Open Network Ports 00:10:00
Sort and Uniq 00:18:00
Parsing Log Files – Exercise 6 – Walkthrough 00:15:00
Sed 00:29:00
Unit 08: Network Scripting & Automation of Distributed Systems: Shell Scripting Project 6
Configuring a Mini Network and Scripting for Remote Systems 00:30:00
Scripting Remote Commands – Walkthrough – Part 1 00:26:00
Scripting Remote Commands – Exercise – Instructions 00:12:00
Scripting Remote Commands – Walkthrough – Part 2 00:13:00
Unit 09: Course Summary
Summary 00:08:00
Unit 10: Course Extras
What Shell Scripting Is and Why You Should Learn It 00:10:00
Resources – Linux Shell Scripting 00:00:00
Assignment -Linux Shell Scripting 3 weeks, 3 days
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