> As Linux knowledge is getting increasingly important...
> I'm wondering whether there is some lecture/lab, instructor based
> training course available for fundamental Linux knowledge like
> installation, basic configuration, troubleshooting, e.t.c. If not this
> media, maybe some CBT or other selfpaced - except the books that are
> available in masses...?
Well actually, Linux seems intended to be more of
a what-you-just-said-in-a-box that assumes the
existence of an inbuilt teacher known as "curiosity"
and "self-motivated" and "self-starter" and the like.
That being said, having someone who has already
gone the course encouraging you along can go a long
way to make the whole thing have more warm fuzzies.
The Linux Documentation Project appears to aim at
providing a timebound teacher who allows the course
to be as self-directed as possible on the part of
the student, and the equipment can usually be
relied upon to bring to the students attention any
areas in need of further study.
If there is a market for those who have stayed the
course, which is what your inquiry would seem to
indicate, then as there are known to be many who
HAVE stayed the course the only remaining detail
is how would you motivate such a person?