BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR LINUX – Start Learning Linux in Minutes

Welcome to the exclusive edition of “BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR LINUX” by TecMint, this course module is specially designed and compiled for those beginners, who want to make their way into the Linux learning process and do the best in today’s IT organizations.

This courseware is created as per the requirements of the industrial environment with complete entrance to Linux, which will help you to build great success in Linux.

We have given special priority to Linux commands and switches, scripting, services, and applications, access control, process control, user management, database management, web services, etc.

Even though the Linux command line provides thousands of commands, but only a few basic commands you need to learn to perform day-to-day tasks in the Linux operating system.


All students must have a little understanding of computers and a passion to learn new technology.


This courseware is presently supported on the latest releases of Linux distributions like Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Rocky/Alma Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, etc.

Linux Course Objectives

Section 1: Introduction To Linux and OS Installations

Section 2: Essential Basic Linux Commands

Section 3: Essentials of Advance Linux Commands

Section 4: Some More Advanced Linux Commands

Section 5: User, Group, and File Permissions Management

Section 6: Linux Package Management

Section 7: System Monitoring & Cron Scheduling

Section 8: Linux Archiving/Compression, Backup/Sync and Recovery

Archiving/Compression Files
Backup/Sync Files and Directories in Linux
Backup/Recovery Linux Filesystems

Section 9: Linux File System / Network Storage Management

Section 10: Linux LVM Management

Section 11: Linux RAID Management

Section 12: Manage Services in Linux

Section 13: Linux System Security and Firewall

Linux Security and Tools
Linux Firewall and Tools

Section 14: LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP) Setup’s

Section 15: LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP) Setup’s

Section 16: MySQL/MariaDB Administration

Section 17: Basic Shell Scripting

Section 18: Linux Interview Questions

Section 19: Shell Scripting Interview Questions

Section 20: Free Linux Books for Learning

Section 21: Linux Certifications – Preparation Guides

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Ravi Saive
I am an experienced GNU/Linux expert and a full-stack software developer with over a decade in the field of Linux and Open Source technologies

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102 thoughts on “BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR LINUX – Start Learning Linux in Minutes”

  1. Having an issue with symlinks being created broken. Following along with ln -s /var/www/html htm and ends up broken as indicated by red with a black background.

    Have effectively deleted the dangling link but can’t understand why it’s being created broken and/or how to fix it. Have been digging through many pages but coming up empty.

    This is a great site that you have established for newbies and am extending my appreciation for what you’ve done here. Hope you can help me with this. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for your great work in helping the masses get a better understanding of Linux. I’ve just bought you a few coffees and I would like to suggest and urge anyone else who has also found your TecMint website both useful and helpful to them, to do likewise, with some more coffees for you. Keep up your great work, it is very much appreciated. Regards, William.

  3. My Brain is Tired ……..

    I have no interest in programming since I’m over 70 and have been using Windows forever. I put in a blocker that supposedly keeps 10 out so I’m looking for something simple that will run some old windows things.

    I used to be able to save whole pages with ease but I think that’s a Firefox browser issue. I thought that some easy form of Linux might be able to mimic the old IE without inviting in spies which is a major problem these days.

    Shifting gears: I tried to set up (I think it was) Zorin but found that I needed something to show my passwords etc instead of dots. Immediately after that I would have taken a screenshot (which wasn’t available) and put it into a nonexistent folder. That was NO fun. I have a copy of Elementary OS version 5.1.2 x 64. Should I bother with it?

  4. Am I the only one who can’t seem to find the “buy” button for the “Learn Linux in One Week” ebook?

    Maybe I’m blind, but I just don’t see the “buy” button.

  5. Thanks billion for sharing this valuable knowledge with us. Believe me, no one is ready to share this type of vast knowledge for free. Love Team. Again Thanks trillion.

    • I’d like a PDF of these documents too. I want to have my phone screen reader read them out to me while I commute to and from work and a PDF is good for that.


      • Hello Abdul,

        Can you please share the pdf documents of Linux so that I can read comfortably through my phone? I generally feel that pdf is the best source to read anything.

        Sahil Arya

  6. Hello Ravi,

    Thank you very much for sharing. This is a very comprehensive Linux beginner’s guide.

    Regards and stay safe,


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