Building and Using Shared Libraries on Linux Training

Course code: M7D-SHLIB04

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Course overview

This 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.

Course details

Course outline.

The course employs a lecture+lab format.

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:

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.

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.

In addition to the course book, participants 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:

Onsite and virtual onsite courses

For onsite and virtual onsite courses, please email regarding availability and pricing.

Public courses: upcoming dates, prices, and booking

Date Location Maximum participants
7-11 October 2024 [*]
Online: Americas + Europe [*] 14 Registration
24-28 March 2025 [*]
Online: Americas + Europe [*] 14 Registration

[*] Although this is nominally a 2.5-day course, this iteration of the course will be run over 5 half days (around 3.5 to 4 hours each day). The course price nevertheless remains the same as for the 2.5-day version of the course. The course will be scheduled to accommodate participants in both Americas and European timezones (i.e., the course will run in the morning for Americas timezones and in the later afternoon for European timezones).

For public online courses, the per-attendee price is €1600 reduced to €1500 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

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For further inquiries about the course, please get in contact 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 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.