Faster Learning Tutorials

A series of tutorials for system administration of Debian-based Linux distributions

Best for intermediate users of Linux, this series covers common tasks to keep you up and running.
  1. Comprehensive - Follow along and get your task accomplished with code examples.
  2. Videos - Learn faster by combining text and video tutorials. Here we have both.
  3. Consistent - Forget learning new formats and interfaces every time. Our whole website follows one consistent format.
Paul Alan Davis, CFA, August 17, 2018
Updated: August 17, 2018
Climb the steep learning curve of Linux. Follow along here.

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Linux Tutorials

See the new open-ended task-based tutorial series is helpful for administrators of Debian-based Linux distributions.

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At the beginner level, information on Linux is generally high-level and more general. These topics cover the general features of Debian-based Linux distribution, its capabilities and how to plan a course of action for your specific needs.


At this level you have likely committed to using Linux professionally as your primary operating system. Here we focus on installation, administration and customization. We dig into configuration files, installation, security, user management and building out features.


Here you are proficient with Linux and are ready to move your application to a production environment. Topics here include shell scripting, hosting the front-end of applications, scaling and sharing data across applications in the back end with APIs.

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Q:  What are the prerequisites?
A:  A comfort level with the Linux command line, the client/server relationship and networking.

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