Over 9 Hours of Video Instruction

Learn all about Linux internals and how Linux really works.

Linux Under the Hood is a unique video project that focuses on Linux internals, so you can get the most out of the Linux operating system. Although most Linux books and videos explain how to accomplish tasks in Linux, this video course goes beyond the how and dives into the why. So, instead of learning how to use commands and configure services, you will take a look at what’s happening in Linux when you perform tasks. We’ll go deeply into the Linux operating system in a way that is understandable to anyone who has already worked a bit with Linux. There’s no need to be an expert or have a C programming language background; the only thing that is required is a bit of experience with the Linux operating system and a desire to learn really understand it.

This course offers 13 lessons that cover everything the audience needs to know to understand how Linux functions. The approach of this video course emphasizes real concept teaching. A minimal amount of slides will be used, with most videos diving into Linux internals and concepts using white board explanations and command line screencasts.

The video lessons cover the following topics:

Lesson 1: How Linux is organized

Lesson 2: About C code, scripts and compiled programs

Lesson 3: Understanding Linux commands and how they work

Lesson 4: Understanding the Linux boot procedure

Lesson 5: Understanding Linux storage

Lesson 6: Understanding memory management

Lesson 7: Understanding processes

Lesson 8: Security

Lesson 9: Hardware initialization

Lesson 10: Looking closer at the kernel

Lesson 11: Understanding networking

Lesson 12: Performance optimization

Lesson 13: The future of Linux

Skill Level

  • Intermediate to advanced

What You Will Learn

  • How to work more efficiently with Linux by understanding exactly how it works

Who Should Take This Course

The target audience for this course consists of people that have used Linux for a while and who want to know what it really is doing. The typical primary audience consists of system administrators. A secondary audience consists of operating system students and other that want to know how Linux works.