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. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • 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
    2. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Networking
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    3. 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
    4. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
      • B.S. in Business Administration / Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies
    Associate's
      • AS - Cloud Technologies
  • 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. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems
      • BA in Criminal Justice/Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Project/Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Technology Management
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
    Certificate
      • Networking Systems Certificate

Featured Schools

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

Purdue University Global

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

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Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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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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Post University

  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • B.S. in Business Administration / Computer Information Systems

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Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security

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Full Sail University

  • BS - Cloud Technologies
  • AS - Cloud Technologies

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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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New England College

  • BA in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems
  • BA in Criminal Justice/Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

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