Course List



Linux Essentials


For Windows Professionals and other Operating System Users.This course is designed for IT professionals who want to build user-level skills before learning Linux System and Network Administration.

An introduction to fundamental end-user and administrative tools in Red Hat Fedora Linux, designed for students with little or no command-line Linux or UNIX experience.


User-level experience with any computer system, including: use of mouse, use of menus and use of any graphical user interface.


A Tour of Enterprise Linux

Unit 1 - Linux Ideas and History

  • An Introduction to Linux and Open Source: what are the central ideas behind the Linux phenomenon and where do they come from?

Unit 2 - Linux Usage Basics

  • Logging into the system, changing users and editing text files.

Unit 3 - Running Commands and Getting Help

  • How to use built-in and online documentation to enhance your experience.

Unit 4 - Browsing the Filesystem

  • Understanding the locations of important directories on a   Enterprise Linux system and navigating them from the command line and using the graphical Nautilus browser.

Unit 5 - Users, Groups and Permissions

  • Reading and setting permissions on files and directories.

Unit 6 - Using the bash Shell

  • Basic tips and tricks to make   Enterprise Linux's default shell work for you. Topics include tab completion, history and an introduction to shell scripting.

Unit 7 - Standard I/O and Pipes

  • The ins-and-outs of redirecting output between programs and files.

Unit 8 - Text Processing Tools

An introduction to some of the most useful text-processing utilities in   Enterprise Linux, including grep, cut, sed, sort, diff and patch.

Unit 9 - vim: An Advanced Text Editor

  • How to get the most out of the powerful and flexible vim text editor.

Unit 10 - Basic System Configuration Tools

  • Using   Enterprise Linux's graphical and text-based configuration tools to manage networking, printing and date/time settings.

Unit 11 - Investigating and Managing Processes

  • Listing, terminating and scheduling program executions on a   Enterprise Linux system.

Unit 12 - Configuring the Bash Shell

  • A discussion of using shell variables and scripts to customize the command-line environment.

Unit 13 - Finding and Processing Files

  • In-depth coverage of using the find command and related utilities to locate and act upon files based on arbitrary criteria .

Unit 14 - Network Clients

  • An overview of network tools available in   Enterprise linux, from web browsers to email clients and diagnostic utilities.

Unit 15 - Advanced Topics in Users, Groups and Permissions

  • A deeper discussion of how user and group identities are stored on an Enterprise Linux system, as well as the introduction of advanced filesystem permissions like SetUID and SetGID.

Unit 16 - The Linux Filesystem In-Depth

  • The nuts-and-bolts of how   Enterprise Linux deals with filesystems. Topics include partitions, inodes, linking and archiving tools.

Unit 17 - Essential System Administration Tools

  • An introduction to fundamental system administration topics such as installing Enterprise Linux, managing software packages, and enhancing security with SELinux and the netfilter firewall.

Unit 18 - So... What Now?

  • Exposure to further options for training and involvement in the larger open-source community.


Linux Essentials.pdf


3 Days




Cork - Call for dates
Galway - Call for dates

Back to Course List


Training with PFH



  • Pre-training evaluation - PFH will assess your training requirements and levels prior to attending training:
  • Instructor led tuition by highly qualified instructor
  • Comprehensive manual to accompany PFH public courses
  • Training can be customised to meet customer's specific requirements
  • Money back guarantee – If you are not happy with the quality of training received, PFH will refund payment
  • All PFH trainers are Certified which guarantees that the training you receive will be of the highest quality.



  • Each student will have their own PC
  • Comprehensive manual to accompany each training course
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, biscuits and fruit provided, along with light lunch provided for courses delivered in PFH
  • Certificates of Attendance provided to each student on completion of training
  • Air conditioned comfortable and spacious training rooms
  • Free parking



  • If a student feels they have not managed to reach their own personal course objectives, they are welcome to attend the:
  • Same public class within 6 months, at no charge
  • 60 day post training support – Students can call or email our instructors with any questions / problems they may be experiencing at home or work (or a maximum of 5 calls per course/delegate)



When you're learning new skills and meeting new people it's important that you do so in comfortable, modern surroundings.

You'll enjoy a rewarding training course here at PFH premises and benefit from our modern training facilities.

Facilities provided include:

  • Air-conditioned training rooms
  • High-spec student PC's plus an instructor PC
  • Internet access and wireless internet access 
  • Convenient locations in Cork and Galway 
  • Overhead projector, whiteboard and flipchart in each room 
  • Course materials 
  • Free parking 
  • Daily refreshments & lunch


Please note that the above facilities are available to rent for your specialised training event also. Please contact PFH Training for rates and information.

Read More -

Training Types



Instructor-led training is an effective means of delivering information, as it allows for real-time feedback, questions and answers, manipulation and changeable delivery to suit the needs of learners in a real-time environment. Few educational opportunities are considered more valuable than meeting and interfacing directly with an instructor. 


All of our trainers are MCPs [Microsoft Certified Professionals], ECDL certified and MOS Experts which guarantees that the training you receive will be of the highest quality.


PFH has a large portfolio of trainers who can deliver training at our training centres in Cork and Galway, or Nationwide at customer premises or another training centre.


PFH offers instructor led training on our Public Schedule at our training centres in Cork and Galway. 



PFH provides customised training for groups of 1 to 12 at either PFH's Training Centres at Cork or Galway or on-site at your premises. Content can be taken from any of our course oulines and customised to suit the exact requirmements of your group and scheduled on dates that suit your delegates.  Group rates apply contact us for rates.


This method of training ensures your delegates get trained on exactly the topics they require in the duration of time that you can allow to give them.



Seminar training can be offered where companies require a large number of people to receive initial overview training on the New Interface of an Operating System or Office Applications. 


Seminar Training is based solely on demonstrating the New Features and is non hands-on training.  The benefits of this type of training is that attendees can get an initial feel for the New Interface of any given application and it can save a lot of time and money during an initial roll out.  This type of training instils an element of confidence when people return to their desks to work with the New Interface or Application.


Depending on how the roll out is managed with the installations, training could be run in tandem with this, and groups may also benefit from the trainer doing some “floor walking”  following the seminars to assist people when they are back at their desks.


The number of attendees is optional and can range from 20-50 per session.  This is dependant on the size of your room!

All training/seminar can be customised specifically to suit group requirements.

Read More -