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Easy Linux for Network Engineers

Welcome to our “Easy Linux for Network Engineers” course page. This course is primarily designed for Network Engineers, Network Administrators, or Network Architects with some networking knowledge and who have no prior knowledge of Linux. Linux is one of the most popular Operating Systems in the world that is embraced by individual professionals, government entities, and serves as the back-end operating system used by global giants such as NASA, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Cisco, Juniper, F5, Intel, IBM, GitHub, Netflix, Apple and many more.

Students Enrolled: 110

Last Updated:  Feb 27, 2022

Video Lessons


Articles / Notes


LABs / Worksheets



Self Paced Learning

Completion Certificate

Skills Covered


Linux CLI




VIM Editor















By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Get acquainted with Virtualization Technology and use Linux VM.
  • Install and configure RPM-based and Debian-based distributions.
  • Use Linux essential command on Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Work with Files, Directories, and Vim text editor.
  • Use different Package managers & Install packages.
  • Manage Users, Groups, and Linux Permissions.
  • Install & Configure all essentials Networking tools required by a Network Engineer that may include by not limited to SSH, OpenSSL, Libreswan IPSec, Apache, Syslog, etc…
  • Are you a network engineer/Administrator/Architect, who wants to learn Linux from a networking perspective?
  • Are you a network engineer who wants to upgrade Linux skills to meet the industry’s requirements?
  • Are you someone who wants to take a course that could serve as a great introduction to the more advanced Linux/DevOps/Cybersecurity certifications?
  • Do you want to start your career in open source, or want to stand out to hiring managers or your management team?

If the answer to any of the above questions is YES, this Linux course is for you.

It is recommended to have Associate Level Knowledge in any Networking certification (CCNA, JNCIA, HCNA)

Why Linux Skills are Important for Network Engineers

  • Linux is everywhere. Supercomputers, most of the servers on the internet, IoT devices, and many mission-critical devices rely on Linux.
  • Linux is the most popular operating system and is the LINGUA FRANCA of modern data centers.
  • Linux is one of the most popular operating systems in the world that is embraced by individual users, government entities, and serves as the underlying operating system. It is used by global giants such as NASA, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, IBM, GitHub, Netflix, Apple, and many more.
  • With the advent and adaption of technologies (SDN & NFV) in enterprises, Cloud, and Service Provider environments, Linux has become a must-have skill for network engineers.
  • Network Automation tools such as Ansible, Netmiko, NAPALM, and others are well used and maintained on Linux operating system.
  • SDN controllers such as OpenDaylight, Open Network Operating System (ONOS), RYU Controller, and Cisco’s APIC-EM Controller run on Linux.
  • All major networking vendors use Linux as is the underlying operating system on their routing, switching, and security devices. Cisco, Juniper, VMware, F5, Arista, Ruggedcom, Cumulus Networks are some examples of networking vendors that use Linux.
  • Linux is mandatory for Cybersecurity Engineers and Certified Ethical Hackers to learn. Linux distributions such as Kali Linux, Parrot Security OS, BackBox, BlackArch, and many more are well developed for penetration tools.

Thank you for visiting this page. We will keep adding links to the lectures and modules as soon as they are available.

Course Outline

Introduction to Virtualization
Type-1 Vs Type-2 Hypervisors
Install Virtual Box on Windows 10
Install Debian Linux on Virtual Box
Setting up Debian Linux
Introduction to Linux CLI (Terminal & Shell)
Getting Help in Linux (man – info)
Using History Command in Linux
The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
Setting Hostname and FQDN
Listing Files and Directories (ls)
Copying Files and Directories (cp)
Moving Files and Directories (mv)
Creating Files and Directories (touch – echo – mkdir)
View – Create – Concatenate Files (cat)
Removing Files and Directories (rm – rmdir)
Archiving File and Directories (tar – zip)
Compressing Files and Directories (gzip – bzip2)
Text Editor – VIM
#Lesson keywords
What is Linux, Kernel, Application, Linux History, Where is Linux Used.
Linux Distros, RPM vs Debian Based, RHEL, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu…
Forking, GNU GPL, Creative Commons, Permissive, Copyleft, Proprietary.
Open-source Software(Office/Server/Internet & Multimedia Applications)

More lessons will be added as soon as they are available.

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