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

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    1. 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 Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Information Systems
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
      • BS: Cybersecurity
      • BA: Business Administration - Technology Management
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Brenau University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Cybersecurity Management
      • Masters in Business Administration - Cybersecurity Management
    Certificate
      • Post Graduate Certificate - Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
      • Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics)
    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
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Information Systems
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
      • BS - Management Information Systems and Business Analytics
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Louisiana State University Shreveport

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Concentration
      • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Specialization
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • 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
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. South College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Network Administration & Security

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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Saint Leo University

  • BS: Computer Information Systems
  • BS: Computer Science
  • AA: Information Technology
  • AA: Cybersecurity

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Brenau University

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Cybersecurity Management
  • Masters in Business Administration - Cybersecurity Management
  • Post Graduate Certificate - Cybersecurity Management

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Tulane University

  • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology

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Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • BS - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

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Louisiana State University Shreveport

  • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Specialization

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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