Linux/UNIX System Programming Fundamentals Training

(NDC TechTown Workshop)

Course code: M7D-SPNDC

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Course overview

Conducted as one of the workshops at NDC TechTown 2020, this two-day online course, provides a sound understanding of the operating system architecture and low-level interfaces (principally, system calls and library functions) that are required to build system-level 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 mastered the basic building blocks required to build system-level applications.

Previous system programming experience (on Linux, UNIX, or any other operating system) is not required.

Course details

For a detailed course outline, please look here.

The course employs a lecture+lab format.

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.

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 that includes all of the slides used in the course. Some notable features of the course book are the following: TLPI front cover (small)

In addition to the course book, participants will receive an electronic copy of The Linux Programming Interface.

You can download an electronic copy of the course book here.

Dates and registration

Date Location
31 Aug - 1 Sep 2020 Online workshop,
daily 09:00 to ~17:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Pricing and registration

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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