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The ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial
(leading to ExpertRating Linux Skills Certification).

In this six-week online course, you'll learn how to use the free Linux desktop system to perform all of the functions you currently do with Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh. You'll learn the basics of the Linux desktop, such as how to use its graphical environment to manipulate files and folders, create user accounts, and set up hardware devices.


Besides learning how to use the Linux desktop environment, you'll learn how to use the many free programs that come preinstalled on your Linux system. Learn how to use the popular OpenOffice.org office productivity software, which allows you to read and write word documents, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics compatible with the Microsoft Office suite. You'll also learn how to use the Linux multimedia programs to play, rip and burn CDs, play DVDs and video files, and use audio editing tools to create your own masterpieces.


 

Finally, the course walks you through using your Linux desktop to access the Internet. You'll learn how to connect to your ISP, and use your ISP to read and send mail messages using the e-mail software provided with Linux. You'll also learn how to keep in touch with friends and family using common Internet Messaging hosts, as well as browsing your favorite web sites using the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Richard Blum.

Richard Blum

About the ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial instructor :Richard Blum has been an IT industry professional for over 18 years, working mainly as a network and systems administrator. During this time, he has worked with Microsoft, Novell, Unix, and Linux servers, and has created Web sites using a variety of different programming languages. Blum is the author of several programming and systems administration books, including Professional Assembly Language, C# Network Programming, PostgreSQL 8 for Windows, Sendmail for Linux, Postfix, and Network Performance Open Source Toolkit.

 

 Online Linux Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial you need This course requires that you have a basic knowledge of using Windows or Macintosh, and are comfortable with working in a graphical PC environment. You must have a PC available to run the SimplyMEPIS version 6.5 Linux operating system, either from the hard disk or from a live CD. That PC must meet the minimum requirements for the SimplyMEPIS version 6.5 Linux distribution: A PC with an Intel Pentium or equivalent processor, a bootable CDROM drive, at least 2GB hard drive, and at least 64MB of RAM. If you have a high-speed Internet connection, such as a cable or DSL modem, you can download a file of the SimplyMEPIS version 6.5 CD free of charge. If you have a dial-up Internet connection, you can order the SimplyMEPIS version 6.5 CD for a minimal cost—approximately $15. You will receive further instructions when your class begins. To access your lessons, you will need Internet access, e-mail, and either Internet Explorer, Netscape, or Firefox Web browser.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
 

"Great course! Easy to set up, run and learn. Will recommend to my friends."

"I found this to be a very useful introductory course, which gave me a good broad understanding without getting too detailed."

"I have been wanting to try Linux on my computer for years, and this course was the catalyst for finally doing it. The step by step process of the class was good, because most installations from a book assume a level of skill that a new Linux user (me) does not have."

"I have some experience with Linux already but was looking for some input from a knowledgeable person. This I found and my understanding of Linux has definitely been improved. I will recommend this course to others."

"Material was very easy for a new user to follow. Explains things in great detail to help understand. I learned a lot of basic computer information along with the Linux distribution instructions."

"Thank you for an instructive and useful class. Mr. Blum was extremely helpful and courteous. His responses to my questions were timely and informative."

"This instructor met every need in this course.He was available for all questions, and his responses to posts were prompt and to the point.I would be more than happy to take another course."

"This instructor was superb. I love the fact that he showed us 2 ways to perform a task in Linux. I love the fact that he helped me discover Mepis. This Linux distribution is great for beginners. This is my 2nd Linux class and this 2nd class was far superior to my first class with [another provider]. Again this instructor is just the best."

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ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial

(leading to ExpertRating Linux Skills Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Linux Tutorial Course (leading to ExpertRating Linux Tutorial Skills Certification).

     

ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.


 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, it is a member of the TRUSTe and HackerSafe approved.

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ExpertRating Solutions has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance of their strict program requirements ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial Courseware which has been developed by experienced Programming Experts.

 The ExpertRating Linux Skills Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Linux Skills Program at $129.99.

    

Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial and Certification:

 How much does the Linux Skills Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial leading to Linux Skills certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Linux Skills Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Linux Skills Certificate. The Linux Skills Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Linux Skills Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Linux Skills Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Linux Skills Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Linux Skills that you will learn during the Linux Skills Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial Courseware that is provided along with the Linux Skills Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

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Linux is a free software and widely ported operating system.

Linux is a free Unix-type operating system family originally created by Linus Torvalds with the help of developers around the world. It makes use of the Linux kernel. All the underlying source code of Linux can be freely modified, used, and redistributed by anyone. Linux aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance. Linux gives you a graphical interface that makes it easy to use your computer. Through this course you will be able to know the differences between Linux and other OSes and that Linux opens a new world of computing.

 

Linux is a multitasking, multi-user operating system, which means that many people can run many different applications on one computer at the same time. The ExpertRating Introduction to Linux Certification course will teach you all about Linux, the fastest growing operating system.

ExpertRating Online Linux Tutorial Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

The Linux desktop operating system is quickly becoming a popular choice for both computer professionals and casual home users. In this first lesson, you'll find out the reasons for its popularity. You'll learn exactly what Linux is and why there are so many different Linux packages available. Then you'll discover how to select the Linux package that's right for you. And finally, this lesson will walk through installing and running the SimplyMEPIS version 6.5 Linux distribution, examining how to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with Linux.

Friday - Lesson 02

Now that you have Linux installed on your PC, you have a desktop full of unfamiliar icons and menus. So this lesson will explore the SimplyMEPIS version 6.5 KDE desktop environment. You'll see how a Linux desktop differs from Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh. You'll also learn how to customize your desktop with shortcuts and menus so you can always have the items you need right at your fingertips.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

No matter what programs you run on your computer, at some point you'll probably need to work with files. This lesson describes how Linux handles files and folders and shows you how to access them using Linux's graphical tools. The way Linux handles files is different from Microsoft Windows, and knowing about these differences is crucial to enjoying your Linux experience.

Friday - Lesson 04

This lesson will delve into how Linux manages file security. It will discuss users and groups, and how you can set permissions to files and folders. You'll use various Linux tools to create new users and groups, and assign them permissions on your Linux desktop. You'll find out how to restrict access to your personal files, and then you'll set up a group to share files among several users.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

In this lesson, you'll learn how Linux handles desktop printers. You'll see how to configure Linux to support your printer, and how to use your printer with common Linux applications.

Friday - Lesson 06

In this lesson, you'll find out how Linux's OpenOffice.org packages can replace all Microsoft Office software products. Not only will you be able to create word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentation graphic documents, you'll be able to read and modify existing documents that were created using Microsoft Office software.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

You live in a multimedia world. No modern computer would be complete without the ability to play audio and video files. So this lesson will cover how to use the tools available in Linux to perform all of your multimedia needs. You'll learn how to play CDs and DVDs on your Linux system, how to rip music, and how to burn your own CDs.

Friday - Lesson 08

This lesson is about using your Linux PC to connect to the Internet. There are many ways to connect to it, and Linux supports them all. If you already have a dial-up or high-speed connection, in this lesson you'll find out how to use it with your Linux PC. This lesson will also walk through the software available on your Linux PC to surf, chat, and transfer files.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

To many people, the most important feature of the Internet is e-mail. In this lesson, you'll learn how to connect your Linux PC to your ISP e-mail mailbox. This lesson will discuss setting up and using Linux's popular KMail package.

Friday - Lesson 10

This lesson will dig a little deeper into the Linux world. You're going to explore using command lines. By using system commands, you can manually extract information about your operating system. This is often easier and faster than relying on fancy graphical tools. So you'll go over a few simple commands you can use to examine your file system and see all of the applications that your system is currently running.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Even though Linux distributions generally include lots of software, at some point, most users come across additional software they'd like to have. So this lesson will discuss the various ways you can install software on your Linux PC. This lesson will cover installing it manually, as well as installing it by using graphical installation programs

Friday - Lesson 12

In this final lesson you'll learn some basic system administration techniques to help you when things go awry with your Linux system. This lesson will talk about backing up data and file archiving. You'll discover how Linux logs system events, and how to examine the log files to help troubleshoot any problems that occur. This lesson will also examine an interactive tool for watching system resources in real-time mode—seeing how the CPU and memory are performing, and how the programs you're running affect your system's resources.

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