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. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
      • 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
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Information Systems
    Master's
      • MS: Information Systems: Technology Management
      • MS: Cyber-Security
      • MS: Information Systems: Information Assurance
      • MS: Information Technology: Network Design & Security
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Information Systems
      • BS: Information Technology: Application and Database Development
      • BS: Information Systems: Database
      • BS: Information Systems: Data Networking
      • BS: Computer Science Cyber-Security
      • BS: Information Technology: Gaming Design
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Systems
  • 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. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Systems Security
      • BS - Information Technology
      • BSBA - Information Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    5. 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
    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
      • 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
    7. 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.
  • Campus and Online Programs
    8. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Computer Science
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors
  • Online Programs Available
    9. 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
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. Baker College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Information Systems - MBA
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - MBA
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Science - Database Technology
      • Information Systems - Information Assurance
      • Information Systems - Project Management
      • Game Software Development
      • Information Technology and Security - Concentration in Information Assurance
      • Computer Science
    Certificate
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - Post-Baccalaureate

Featured Schools

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

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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Liberty University

  • DBA: Information Systems
  • MS: Information Systems: Technology Management
  • BS: Information Systems
  • AA: Information Systems

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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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Columbia Southern University

  • BS - Information Systems Security
  • BS - Information Technology
  • BSBA - Information Technology

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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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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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Full Sail University

  • BS - Computer Science
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors

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