IST190: Linux Essentials

Linux mascotCatalog Course Description: This course will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and concepts of the Linux operating system including command line functions, file systems, user and group administration, process management, text editors, and network applications.

Purpose of the Course: Students will learn to be effective users of Linux systems acquiring skills and understanding of command line functions, file systems, users and groups, bash shell, process management, text editors, network applications, searching and organizing data, and graphical applications.

Red Hat Academy RH124: IST190 uses the online textbook, labs, Lab Environment, and other course content from the Red Hat Academy RH124 online course.  Learn more about Red Hat Academy RH124 at:

The student support materials for IST190 are located here or on Blackboard.

  • Easily find the current Course Schedule by clicking the button in the menu bar on the right.
  • Current IST190 Lecture Slides and IST190 Lecture Videos will be posted here
  • If you need to lookup a computer term, try our Geek Glossary. Over 24,000 computer terms from our courses are defined in a user friendly database, a big help when studying class material.

This web site is intended for the exclusive use of students in this class. The purpose of this site is to provide copies of study materials and other resources that will help in the successful completion of this course. Students are encouraged to visit this site regularly and take advantage of these resources.

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