Linux/UNIX Network Programming Training

Course code: M7D-NP01

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The Linux/UNIX network programming course covers network programming using the sockets API on Linux and UNIX systems. The content of the course is based on the network programming chapters of The Linux Programming Interface, but adds a significant amount of supplementary material. TLPI front cover (small)

Tailored courses

If you elect to have an onsite training course on your premises, it is possible to tailor the length and content of the course to your needs. For further details, please email

Audience and prerequisites

The primary audience for this course is programmers developing network applications for Linux and UNIX systems, or programmers porting such applications from other operating systems (e.g., Windows) to Linux or UNIX. By the completion of the course, participants will have the understanding needed to write advanced network applications on a Linux or UNIX system.

In order to get the most out of the course, participants should have:

Course format

The course employs a lecture+lab format.

Lab sessions

A significant part of the course is spent on practical exercises. The lab sessions also provide participants with the opportunity to obtain one-to-one assistance from the trainer on the course material and exercises.

Course materials

Course participants will receive 400-page course books containing all of the slides used in the course. Some notable features of the course books are the following:

In addition to the course book, participants will receive a copy of The Linux Programming Interface, in either ebook or printed form (or, when possible, both).

Sample materials

The following samples give some idea of the course content and style of the course materials:

Course outline

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About the trainer

Michael Kerrisk has a unique set of qualifications and experience that ensure that course participants receive training of a very high standard: Michael Kerrisk

For more information about the trainer, as well as many reasons why you might want to consider choosing training courses, please look here.


Public courses

For public 3-day courses at European locations (most commonly, Munich, GERMANY), the per-person price is €1600 + VAT (MWSt). The price includes the cost of training materials as well as lunch and refreshments. Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same company or organization; please inquire at for details.

Onsite courses

For tailored onsite courses at your location, email regarding availability and rates.

Upcoming courses

Currently, this course is scheduled only on demand or for on-site delivery. Inquire at if you are interested in scheduling a course.


For further inquiries about the course, please contact us via one of the following methods:

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