Course: Getting Started with Ubuntu

$131.89 incl. vat


duration: 3 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days |

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In this Ubuntu training course you will learn the basics about the Ubuntu operating system. During this course you will also learn the tools that are needed to manage Ubuntu.

This course is ideal for people they want to get an introduction of Ubuntu.

Among subjects that covered are VirtualBox, Advanced Packaging Tool, Emacs, vi/vim, tar, gzip, bzip2, sudo and far more.


After completing this course you will be familiar with the basics of Ubuntu.


There is no specific knowledge required.

Target audience

Helpdesk Operator


Getting Started with Ubuntu

3 hours

Introduction to Ubuntu

  • start the course
  • configure a virtual machine using a DVD image of Ubuntu
  • install Ubuntu in a virtual machine
  • configure Ubuntu 14.04 with VirtualBox guest additions
  • choose a variant of Ubuntu with emphasis on Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu
  • install, remove, and navigate software packages using the Ubuntu Software Centre
  • use Advanced Packaging Tool or APT to install, update, remove, and search for software packages in Ubuntu
  • search with the Unity Dash feature in Ubuntu and change its privacy setting
  • enable and navigate with virtual workspaces in Ubuntu
  • configure the background appearance, brightness & lock settings, and the Unity Tweak Tool in Ubuntu
  • configure the security and privacy-related settings from System Settings
  • enable backups using the built-in backup tool
  • navigate and configure the Ubuntu File Manager
  • monitor system performance using System Monitor
  • configure software sources and additional drivers
  • get up and running with Emacs
  • get up and running with vi/vim
  • display and modify file permissions from File Manager
  • mitigate the dangers of 'rm -rf'
  • create an archive with tar, gzip, and bzip2
  • configure and use sudo
  • modify locale settings
  • share files with Microsoft Windows using Samba
  • connect to files shared by a Microsoft Windows computer
  • connect to remote computers using ssh and scp
  • configure an authentication key for ssh
  • create a symbolic link using ln

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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