The Best Sources for Free Unix and Linux Education Online

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This article will cover a few online sources for free Unix and Linux courses and tutorials. Interested students can study these subjects at their own convenience and learn about programming, security and use of these operating systems.
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Free Unix and Linux Courses

Unix and Linux courses online come from different websites where users and learners can interact with each other. Topics covered include programming, file systems, and security.

Wikibooks

Wikibooks offers a free online guide to Unix. A variety of topics are covered, including storage, networking, electronic mail, and security.

Developer's Daily

Developer's Daily provides interested individuals with an 88-page Unix training manual. Filesystem commands for Unix will be covered.

Hiraeth

This online tutorial is authored by Alan Dix. The course is separated into two units. Topics covered include command line arguments, text-based screen applications, and handling multiple I/O streams.

About.com

About.com offers a free online Linux tutorial. The course is separated into 14 weekly lessons, covering things like files and folders, printers and scanners, accessing the Internet, and using the desktop.

Virtual Training Company

This website offers video lectures on Linux. Authored by Arthur Griffith, the first three chapters of the course are available for free. These chapters cover an introduction to the course and Linux, the file system, and disk drives and device nodes.

Linuxtopia

This website provides individuals with a free online tutorial on Linux security. Course topics include firewalls, Linux services, and wireless security.

Linux.org

Linux.org offers free Linux tutorials on a variety of subjects. These include NMAP scanning, creating icon themes, and installing, obtaining and making GTK themes. Interested individuals can read through many other tutorials via this website's online forum.

Free Online Unix and Linux Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Guide to Unix from Wikibooks Unspecified Online text No No No
88-page Unix Training Manual from Developer's Daily Unspecified Text No No Yes
Unix Systems Programming tutorial from Hiraeth Unspecified Text/lecture notes No No Yes
Linux Desktop 101 tutorial from About.com Beginner Online tutorial No No No
Introduction to Linux course from Virtual Training Company Beginner Video lectures No No No
Linux Security for Beginners course from Linuxtopia.org Beginner Text/online tutorial No No No
Linux Tutorials from Linux.org Unspecified Online tutorials/screenshots No No No

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
      • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Management
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Independence University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Information Systems (MS)
    Bachelor's
      • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
      • MS: Cybersecurity
      • MBA: Data Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Information Systems
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
      • BS: Cybersecurity
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Laurus College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Information Technologies and Network Systems (Bachelor's)
      • Business Systems Management (Bachelor's)
    Associate's
      • Information Technologies and Network Systems (Occupational Associate)
      • Professional Business Systems (Occupational Associate)
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
    Bachelor's
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S.s - Information Technology Management
      • B.S.s - Management Information Systems
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Computer Science, MS
      • Technology Management, MS
      • Master of Science in Data Analytics, MS
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Science, BS
      • Cyber Defense, BS
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Systems, AAS
    Certificate
      • Data Analytics Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Information Technology/Database Administration
      • MS in Information Technology
      • MS in Information Technology/Cybersecurity
      • MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
      • Master's in Business Administration/Information Technology Management
      • Master's in Business Administration/Project Management in Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Computer Information Systems
      • BA in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems
    Associate's
      • AS in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Regent University

  • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
  • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology
  • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity

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Independence University

  • Information Systems (MS)
  • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)

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Saint Leo University

  • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
  • BS: Computer Information Systems
  • AA: Information Technology

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Laurus College

  • Information Technologies and Network Systems (Bachelor's)
  • Business Systems Management (Bachelor's)
  • Information Technologies and Network Systems (Occupational Associate)
  • Professional Business Systems (Occupational Associate)

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Purdue University Global

  • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
  • BS in IT - IT Management
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Keiser University

  • B.S.s - Information Technology Management
  • B.S.s - Management Information Systems
  • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology

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Davenport University

  • Master of Science in Computer Science, MS
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Computer Information Systems, AAS
  • Data Analytics Certificate

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