Building and Using Shared Libraries on Linux Training

Course code: M7D-SHLIB01

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This one-day course covers the design, implementation, and use of shared libraries on Linux. A mixture of detailed presentations coupled with carefully designed practical exercises provide participants with the knowledge needed to understand, design, create, and deploy shared libraries.


Audience and prerequisites

The primary audience comprises designers and programmers building and deploying shared libraries on Linux. Systems administrators are likely to also find the course of benefit for the purpose of troubleshooting problems with shared libraries.

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 a course book of around 100 pages that includes all of the slides and exercises presented in the course.

The course book has been developed by the trainer, and is constantly updated based on ongoing changes in the Linux kernel, gcc, and the GNU C library, as well as practical teaching experience in courses. The course book is printed on demand for each course, in order to ensure that it is completely up to date with current developments.

In addition to the course book, participants will receive a copy of The Linux Programming Interface, in ebook form.

The following sample gives some idea of the course content and style of the course materials:

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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

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Public courses in Munich

For public one-day courses in 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 for details.

Onsite courses

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Upcoming courses

Date Location Maximum participants
To be announced Munich, Germany 12 Registration


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