POSIX Threads Programming Training

Course code: M7D-PTHR01

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This one-day course covers the key features of programming with POSIX threads, including the following topics: TLPI front cover (small)

A more detailed list of topics can be found here.

The course includes practical programming sessions.

Audience and prerequisites

The primary audience for this course is programmers developing multithreaded applications for Linux and UNIX systems, or programmers porting such applications from other operating systems (e.g., Windows) to Linux or UNIX.

Participants should be able to write and compile C programs and be familiar with commonly used functions in the standard C library (e.g., functions in the stdio and malloc packages).

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 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 ebook form.

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 man7.org training courses, please look here.


Public courses

For public one-day courses at European locations (most commonly, Munich, GERMANY), the per-person price is €600 + 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 training@man7.org for details.

Onsite courses

For tailored onsite courses at your location, email training@man7.org regarding availability and rates.

Upcoming courses

Currently, this course is scheduled only on demand or for on-site delivery. Inquire at training@man7.org if you are interested in scheduling a course.


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