Linux/UNIX System Programming Training

Course code: M7D-SP01

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Summary

This course provides a deep understanding of the operating system architecture and low-level interfaces (principally, system calls and library functions) that are required to build system-level, multithreaded, and network applications on Linux and UNIX systems. The course consists of a mixture of detailed presentations coupled with a large number of carefully designed practical exercises that allow participants to apply the knowledge learned in the presentations.

By the completion of the course, participants will have the mastery needed to write complex system, network, and multithreaded applications on a Linux or UNIX system. Previous system programming experience (on Linux, UNIX, or any other operating system) is not required.

Overview

Tailored onsite courses

If you elect to have an onsite training course on your premises, it is possible to determine the length and content of the course. The length and content of tailored courses is determined by your choice of topics, typically based on a subset of the topics in The Linux Programming Interface. Relevant topics that are not in the "Standard" list are also possible; see Alternative Topics in the course outline, and contact me if you have specific requests.

Audience and prerequisites

The audience for this course is in practice rather diverse, and includes:

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

Note: previous system programming experience is not required.

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 two course books consisting of around 600 pages that include all of the slides used in the course. Some notable features of the course books are the following: TLPI front cover (small)

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 man7.org training courses, please look here.

Past customers

Michael Kerrisk has delivered week-long courses in various countries, including the USA, Australia, Germany, England, France, Holland, Norway, and Switzerland. Past customers include Google, IBM, BMW, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, and the French and British governments.

Prices

Public courses in Munich

For public 5-day courses in Munich, GERMANY, the per-person price is €2500 + German 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.

Public courses in the USA

For public courses in San Francisco, the per-person price is US$3200. 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 and registration

Date Location Maximum participants
6-10 February 2017 Munich, Germany (jambit GmbH) 10 Registration
To be announced San Francisco, USA 10 Registration

Contact

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

Mailing list

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to receive notifications of public training courses that are scheduled in the future, send a mail (noting your location) to training@man7.org. Likely future locations are Europe and USA West Coast, but other locations may also be possible, especially if they can be scheduled to coincide with an interesting conference.