POSIX Threads Programming Training

Course code: M7D-PTHR01

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Course overview

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.

Course details

Course outline.

The course employs a lecture+lab format.

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).

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 receive course books of around 150 pages. The course books include all of the slides and exercises presented in the course. Some notable features of the course books are the following:

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

Onsite and virtual onsite courses

For onsite and virtual onsite courses, please email training@man7.org regarding availability and pricing.

Public courses: upcoming dates, prices, and booking

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

Date Location Maximum participants
To be announced Online 14 Registration

Online courses in Europe timezones are normally timed around Berlin time, starting at 08:00, 08:30, or 09:00. Online courses in Americas timezones are normally timed around New York time, starting at 09:00 or 10:00. Depending on the length of breaks, classes typically run for 8 to 8.5 hours per day.

For public online courses, the per-attendee price is €750 reduced to €700 when booked (and either paid or a company purchase order is supplied) at least 4 weeks before the start of the course. (In addition, 19% German VAT is charged for participants attending from German locations; 19% German VAT is also applicable for private attendees in any location in the European Union without a VAT ID.)

Currently (and for the foreseeable future), public versions of this course are delivered only in online format.

Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same company or organization; please inquire at for details.

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 see reasons to choose man7.org training,


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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 . 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.