Introduction to Linux

Following the completion of this course, students will have an introductory knowledge of the Linux family of operating systems. Students will have created a live USB with Linux, installed Linux alongside an existing Windows installation, explored the KDE Plasma and GNOME 3 interfaces, and explored some fundamental command line utilities. This course specifically covers both Scientific Linux (a Red Hat distribution) and Kubuntu Linux (a Debian distribution) at a basic level, allowing students to understand how different distributions come about and what to look for when deciding which distribution to use. Students will also be provided an overview of different fields within IT, including scripting (through learning bash), networking (with SSH), and security (user groups and firewall).

Ages:  11 and up
Time:  Saturday’s from 1:30 – 4:30PM (with a 20 minute snack break)
Dates: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18
Location:  Mason Campus Fairfax, Art and Design Building, room 2002
Tuition: $485

Lead Instructor: Michael Thompson


Mailing Address:
Mason Game and Technology Academy
Virginia Serious Game Institute
10900 University Blvd.,
Bull Run Hall Ste 147
Manassas, VA 20110

Phone: (703)993-7101

Email: MGTA Founding Director: Vera Lichtenberg,
MGTA Admin Assistant: Nerissa Hart,