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. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
      • MS - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
      • MS - Data Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Computer Science
      • BS - Information Technology
      • BS - Management Information Systems and Business Analytics
    Certificate
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Data Management and Analysis
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Computer Programming
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Web Application Development
  • 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. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • B.A.S. in Information Systems
      • B.S. in Information Systems Technology - General
      • B.S. in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
      • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • B.S. in Computer Science
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Information Systems
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Information Systems
      • BS: Information Technology: Application and Database Development
      • BS: Computer Science Cyber-Security
      • BS: Information Technology: Gaming Design
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA 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 Computer Science
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
      • M.S. in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
    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
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Computer Science
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors
  • 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. 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
      • BS in IT - Supply Chain Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    10. 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
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
    Master's
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
      • MPA - Management of Engineering and Technology

Featured Schools

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

Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • BS - Computer Science
  • Undergraduate Certificate - Data Management and Analysis

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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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Herzing University

  • MBA: Technology Management
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
  • Bachelor: Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration

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Regent University

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity
  • B.A.S. in Information Systems
  • B.S. in Information Systems Technology - General

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Liberty University

  • DBA: Information Systems
  • BS: Information Systems
  • BS: Information Technology: Application and Database Development

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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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Full Sail University

  • BS - Computer Science
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors

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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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