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

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    1. Grand Canyon University

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    2. Florida Tech

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      • BS in Computer Information Systems
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    3. Bryant & Stratton College

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    Associate's
      • AS - IT Networking
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      • Information Technology Assistant - Diploma
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    7. Keiser University

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      • B.S.s - Information Technology Management
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      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology
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    8. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Western Governors University

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Grand Canyon University

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Florida Tech

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Saint Leo University

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Full Sail University

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Penn Foster High School

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