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Linux Essentials - 2016/17 Entry

Course Overview

The essential course information

Course Code:
4 Days
School of Computing and Digital Technology
City Centre

This course runs on the following dates:

Monday 8 - Thursday 11 September 2014

This intensive, instructor-led course will take you from your current level as a user of IT to the level of knowledge required to pass the Linux Professional Institute's Linux Essentials qualification. The course will cover a mixture of lecture, lab and group activities taking place in the modern city centre campus. Extensive use will be made of practical labs using real a real Linux environment as well as mock tests to prepare you for the final exam.

The course is supported by access to online videos, forums and material via the University's e-learning platform and remote access lab technology. At the end of the course you will be able to take the Linux Essentials exam at the University's in-house test centre.

Key Facts

  • Linux Essentials teaches you the basics of Linux command line as well as giving a broader knowledge of open source generally.
  • Linux Essentials is an ideal entry point for someone taking their first steps in using Linux or for the more experienced user who wants to certify their current skills.
  • Birmingham City University was part of the international team that helped develop the Linux Essentials qualification.

Download the syllabus

Course Details

The course covers the Linux Essentials syllabus:

  • Linux Community and a Career in Open Source
  • Finding Your Way on a Linux System
  • The Power of the Command Line
  • The Linux Operating System
  • Security and File Permissions.

Entry Requirements

Basic IT skills and maths.

How to apply


Email: Linda Maxwell or phone: +44 (0)121 331 7531

Email: Colleen Gavin or phone: +44 (0)121 331 5435


Prospective students from the UK
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Further Information

For more information:


Tel: +44 (0)121 331 5400