Course Description

IT Careers are founded on Linux skills. Smartphones, servers, mainframes, supercomputers, and more all use Linux. Learn the foundational knowledge of Linux. Explore skills needed to configure, manage, troubleshoot and automate Linux systems.

This course covers the objectives for CompTIA Linux+.

The CompTIA Linux+ Exam voucher is not included in the course. Students may purchase the exam voucher separately.

The University of Calgary is a CompTIA Academic Partner.

Course Details

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Manage hardware and configure systems
  • Execute knowledge of Linux boot process concepts, kernel modules, network connection parameters, managing storage, cloud and virtualization technologies, and localization options
  • Operate and maintain systems, including software operations, managing users and groups, working with files, and managing services
  • Explain server roles, automate and schedule job
  • Use and operate Linux devices, and compare and contrast Linux graphical user interfaces
  • Apply security topics such as user/group permissions and ownership, access and authentication methods, best practices, logging services, Linux firewalls, and file backup, restoration, and compression.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose Linux issues, including system properties, user issues, application, and hardware issues
  • Demonstrate automation and scripting skills, including basic BASH scripts, version control using GIT, and orchestration processes and concepts


  • Linux Overview
  • Using Linux
  • Installation and Localization
  • Boot and Shutdown
  • Graphical User Interfaces and Desktops
  • Software Installation
  • Users and Groups
  • Disk and File System Management
  • Hardware installation
  • Processes and System Services
  • System Monitoring
  • Networking
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Scripting and Automation
  • Security

Who is this course for?

This course is for individuals who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux. People interested in gaining technical skills working with Linux-based systems in an individual or enterprise environment.

It is designed for those who wish to pursue careers like:

  • Linux Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Administrator


Course materials from a third-party vendor will be provided to all learners for the course.


There are no mandatory prerequisites for this course. However, you are required to perform a self-assessment to ensure you meet the requirements to enrol, or to complete the recommended prerequisite course.

Self-assessment for enrolment:

  • At least 6 months of computer networking experience.

Recommended prerequisite:

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
5:00PM to 8:00PM
Jun 26, 2024
Online Asynchronous
Jun 26, 2024 to Jul 24, 2024
Online Synchronous
5:00PM to 8:00PM
Jul 03, 2024
Online Synchronous
5:00PM to 8:00PM
Jul 17, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $499.00
Required Software
This course includes extensive course materials and hands-on activities. To complete the labs in this course, you will need: - A modern web browser on laptop/workstation Note: web browser on tablet/mobile phone is not supported for the lab environment.
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook Required
Section Notes

Three live sessions are held online in real time (Mountain Time) during Week 1,2 and 4.

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students are eligible to purchase CompTIA exam voucher at discounted price. For more enquiry, please contact conted.exams@ucalgary.ca

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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