Linux 101 for Cyber Educators

Linux 101 for Cyber Educators

July 14, 11:00am — 1:00pm
Virtual Event

Free professional development webinar for high school teachers


July 14, 11:00am — 1:00pm


Available online only.
See description for details.

Intro Text

This 90-minute online workshop serves as an introduction to the Linux command line for educators preparing to teach Cybersecurity. Linux is the most widely utilized operating system in the cybersecurity world. The free, open-source nature of this operating system ensures security experts a stable platform to work from. Linux 101 serves as the initial starting point for navigating the Linux operating system.

Topics covered include the following:

  • Basic file system structure (/etc, /proc, /home, /root, /bin, /sbin, /usr, /tmp, /var)
  • File system navigation (cd, pwd, ls)
  • Basic commands (cat, mkdir, rmdir, rm, cp, mv, man, date, cal, touch, whoami, clear)
  • nano editor

This workshop will be led by subject matter experts from the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). A Zoom link will be emailed before the webinar begins.

Participants will receive access to online curriculum materials as well as a temporary log-in to the U.S. Cyber Range. Due to grant funding restrictions, this workshop is only open to K-12 educators in the U.S.

This is built as the first of 4 sequential courses that build confidence and competency in the Linux command line. Click to register for Linux 102. An identical Linux 101 course will be offered on July 6.