Bash Scripting

December 4, 20232 min read

Course Overview

The Bash Scripting course, integral to the Rocheston CyberTech Professional (RCT) program, is designed to equip participants with a deep understanding of how to automate tasks on Unix-like operating systems using Bash, the default shell on Linux and macOS. Through practical exercises and expert-led instruction, students will learn how to write efficient bash scripts that can automate routine tasks, simplify complex operations, and manage systems.



Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the core concepts of bash scripting and command-line interface (CLI) usage.
  • Write and debug bash scripts to automate tasks in a Linux environment.
  • Manipulate files, directories, and processes using simple and complex bash commands.
  • Effectively use pipes, redirections, and script functions to create complex workflows.
  • Implement security best practices within bash scripts to protect data integrity and privacy.
  • Utilize advanced scripting concepts like regular expressions, sed, and awk for text processing.


Key Topics

  • Introduction to Shell: Get acquainted with the shell environment, command execution, and scripting basics.
  • Bash Basics: Learn about variables, control structures, functions, and user interactions.
  • Script Debugging: Master techniques to debug scripts and ensure they function as intended.
  • Automating Tasks: Discover how to automate routine tasks with scheduling via cron.
  • Text Processing: Develop skills using grep, sed, awk, and other tools for manipulating text data.
  • Advanced Scripting: Tackle complex scripting challenges using arrays, libraries, and third-party software integration.
  • Security Practices: Review how to secure bash scripts, handle permissions, and protect sensitive information.


Target Audience

The Bash Scripting course is suitable for:

  • Aspiring system administrators and DevOps professionals.
  • Programmers and developers looking to enhance their automation capabilities.
  • IT professionals aiming to improve their command-line proficiency.
  • Anyone within the cybersecurity field needing to automate tasks on Unix-like systems.
  • Individuals pursuing the Rocheston CyberTech Professional certification.



To access the course and begin your journey into Bash Scripting: