Linux Training Guide


<You’ve won the business! Faster Computing has agreed to the project. As the final stage of pre-implementation, you have been asked to produce a tutorial that will demonstrate how to install Linux and provide an overview of several common commands, as listed below.>

<The recommended format is to provide screenshots incorporated within the written narrative. No sources are required for this phase of the project; however, the screenshots must all be your own. Screenshots from external sources are not permitted.>

<Provide the reader with an introduction that includes what you intend to cover in the training guide.>


Part 1

<Use any hypervisor of your choice to install Linux. Many hypervisors are available, including Oracle’s VirtualBox, an open source (free) virtualization product. In addition, as part of UMGC’s agreement with VMware, you can download VMware Workstation for free. Ask your Professor for access to VMware.>

<NOTE: It is not necessary to include screenshots of installing the hypervisor software.>

<Walk the technician through an install of the distro, using appropriate screenshots for the major steps. You should include at least 3 screenshots (e.g., disk partitioning, time zone selection, creating the default account) of your installation accompanied by a brief explanation of what you did.>

Example screenshot

<Example Distro Homepage Screenshot>

<After downloading, how will you ensure the file has not been tampered with prior to use?>

A screenshot of a cell phone  Description automatically generated

<Example Distro Install in progress Screenshot>

…and so on. 

<The last step in part 1 should show the final distro desktop>


Part 2

<Demonstrate command-line operations that will provide the following information. Ensure you provide clear screenshots to show the results of each command you run:>

<Ensure all Linux commands are displayed in lowercase and explain acronyms on first use, (e.g., Secure Shell (SSH)).

· The manual page for a given command.

· The current directory.

· Display a listing of files in a directory and common file attributes. The display should list the most recent files last.

· Create a file, then copy it to a different directory. Create a second file and move it to a different directory. Remove the first file, as well as the copy you created.

· Create a text file, then use an editor to modify the content. Then display the content of the modified file.

· Show running processes on the system. Demonstrate how to search for a specific process.

· Forcibly stop a running process.

· View the system logs. Determine what logging system is in place. Display the configuration for the logging system.

· View the state for the logging daemon.

· Backup the file used for local name resolution.


Part 3

<This portion of the training guide helps determine your submission is unique. Thus, you must include the specific screenshot as seen below or your project will not be accepted.>

<Open a command line and type in the following commands (without the quotes) :>

“echo CMIT391”
“echo <your name here>” (Replace your name here with your name)

example of final screenshot

<Example Final Screenshot>


<Provide a conclusion of at least a paragraph summarizing why using Linux is beneficial for employees, management, and the organization as a whole>.



<These example citations use IEEE style. Ask your instructor for clarification on the style to be used. Ensure you utilize in-text citations in the body of your paper as appropriate.>

[1] Red Hat Enterprise, “Encryption,” Chapter 3, Section 3.1.3. Red Hat, Inc., 2019. [Online]. Available: l/security_guide/chap-security_guide-encryption#sect-Security_GuideLUKS_Disk_ Encryption. [Accessed December 1, 2019].

[2] TestOut Labsim, “TestOut Linux Pro,” Chapter 15, Section 15.8.3. TestOut, 2019 [Online]. Available: [Accessed December 6, 2019].

[3] Canonical Ltd. “Download Ubuntu Desktop,” Ubuntu Downloads, 2019 [Online]. Available: [Accessed Sept. 23, 2019].