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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

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised CPD accredited certification. You can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at the cost of £9 and Hard Copy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

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

The Linux Shell Scripting is fully available to anyone, and no previous qualifications 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 00:00:00

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