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Linux Device Drivers – Advanced

Best Institute in India to learn Advanced linux device drivers course
Advanced Linux device drivers workshop deep dives into super complex aspects of developing drivers in the areas like platform drivers and network drivers. Designed for working professionals ours is the best Institute in India to learn Advanced linux device drivers course. This advanced workshop also extensively focuses on Linux Kernel debugging techniques.

Goal: Advanced linux device drivers course ramp-ups up working professionals to develop advanced Linux device driver and enables you to debug the Kernel with practical projects

Target audience: Engineers with exposure to Linux environment

Duration: 7 days + One month lab assistance
advanced linux device drivers course

Benefits:

  • Complete exposure: Gain expertise in character, block, USB, network, platform and file-system drivers in one course. Combined with Kernel debugging techniques, you will be able to develop, debug and test all possible drivers on your own
  • Diversified hardware: Hands-on experience in our unique LDD kit & open source based BeagleBone Black
  • Kernel debugging: Learn how to setup and debug standard tools like KDB & KGDB. Also learn how to use specialized tracing tools like usbmon
  • Lab support: For one month to ensure follow-up on assignments and projects
  • Expert trainers: Delivered by industry experienced expert trainers

Work on real-time projects:

  • USB Mass Storage (MMC) driver
  • USB to Serial converter
  • Various Serial character drivers
  • Complex matrix keypad driver using interrupts and synchronization
  • USB Input drivers
  • Ethernet based network drivers
  • File system drivers
  • Platform drivers

Admission procedure:

  • Call us at +91 809 555 7333 (Mobile), +91 80 4128 9576 (Office) and enroll
  • Simply send us an email training@emertxe.com

Our advanced Linux device drivers courses start with introduction to drivers ecosystem and takes further deeper topics consisting of character driver, block driver, USB driver and PCI driver. It also covers advanced driver topics like network drivers, platform drivers and file-system drivers. Details of Advanced linux device drivers course syllabus with practicals as follows.

Key takeaways: 

  • To get you started with writing device drivers in Linux
  • Provide real time hardware exposure
  • Equip you with real-time tools, debugging techniques and industry usage
  • Begin with writing character drivers, followed by USB
  • Learn how to handle interrupts, synchronization and timer
  • Develop Network device drivers
  • Build File system driver
  • Implement Platform drivers
  • Learn how to debug the kernel using KDB / KGDB
  • Specific debugging using USBmon, Network trace etc.

Topics covered:

  • Day1: Introduction & Character device drivers
  • Day2: Hardware access mechanisms, Interrupts, Time keeping, delays and deferred work
  • Day3: Concurrency, USB drivers
  • Day4: Block drivers, PCI drivers
  • Day5: Network drivers
  • Day6: Linux device driver model, Platform devices and drivers
  • Day7: Kernel debugging techniques, File system drivers
  • One month lab assistance

Prerequisites:

  • Good C & Programming SkillsAdvanced linux device drivers course syllabus with practicals
  • Basic Hands – On Linux Usage
  • Good to have – Understanding of basic File related system calls

Platform details:

Course - FAQ

What is the difference between this course and Linux device drivers (intermediate) course?

The Linux device drivers (intermediate) course is to provide developers a kick-start with device drivers. It covers essential parts of driver development, but it doesn’t talk about advanced aspects like network drivers, platform drivers, file-systems drivers etc. In the advanced course it covers such topics to provide you with a complete device driver development exposure.

Who should take up this course?

This course is ideal for anyone interested in writing Linux device drivers. Working professionals looking to gain knowledge in this domain. Having some background in Linux is necessary as Linux device drivers workshop is an advanced course.

Why debugging techniques are highlighted in this course?

Given the fact that Linux Kernel is a complex piece of code and most of the driver development happens inside the Kernel, doing effective debugging plays a crucial part. Sine we are introducing advanced topics of device drivers in the course, it will remain incomplete if developers are not aware how to troubleshoot / fix issues. Hence a variety of hands-on topics introduced under the debugging techniques (Querying, Printing, Watching, Tracing etc...) which in combination provides power tools & techniques that will help you in real time problem solving.

What benefits I can get by taking up this workshop?

Technically you will be able to write Linux device drivers on your own by the end of the workshop. With Emertxe Linux Device Drivers learning kit SDK you will be able to develop many interesting drivers all on your own. Key benefits are summarized as follows:

  • Gain edge at your workplace as Linux Device Driver is a hot skill in industry
  • Create some cool products using our self-learning kits
  • Get a real feel of ‘idea-to-realization’ by becoming a maker of things
  • Interact with our expert mentors (even after the workshop)

I am a working professional. How this course will help advancing my career?

Compared to other topics, Linux device driver is a technically advanced topic as it requires deeper Linux kernel knowledge. As a working professional by acquiring this knowledge & working on some project will enhance your probability of moving onto internal job change in your current organization or apply for a technically higher profile job outside. With devices becoming more diverse, Linux device drivers skill has become one of the hot and most sought after skill in embedded industry today. By riding this trend you can advance your career.

I already have some idea about device drivers. How does this workshop help me?

We understand target audience will have different level of understanding about Linux drivers. It is our best interest to deliver the workshop where the whole class can benefit. If you already have some idea, it will be an added advantage to grasp workshop contents better. During hands-on session we will specifically provide some advanced aspects of drivers (ex: USB) for you to practice and build deeper skills.• I already have some idea about device drivers. How does this workshop help me?
We understand target audience will have different level of understanding about Linux drivers. It is our best interest to deliver the workshop where the whole class can benefit. If you already have some idea, it will be an added advantage to grasp workshop contents better. During hands-on session we will specifically provide some advanced aspects of drivers (ex: USB) for you to practice and build deeper skills.

Projects - FAQ

What projects can I work on after course completion?

There are many projects that you can work on based on the course learning. A sample list of projects are provided below.

  • USB Mass Storage (MMC) driver
  • USB to Serial converter
  • Various Serial character drivers
  • Complex matrix keypad driver using interrupts and synchronization
  • USB Input drivers
  • Ethernet based network drivers
  • File system drivers
  • Platform drivers

How working on these projects enhance my technical profile?

Our projects are designed based on practical industrial use-case, thereby you will be able to apply them in real time projects. On the other hand these projects are scoped well to be executed independently in a relatively shorter duration of time considering your other commitment. After working on them will give you necessary technical depth and application aspects thereby it will definitely enhance your technical profile.

LDD Kit - FAQ

What do you mean by self-learning kits? What are the benefits?

Emertxe has created innovative self-learning kits which consist of board, tool-chain, software and self-learning materials. This makes learning easier. Along with the course fee, this kit comes as a bundled option, so that you can practice programming at your own pace even after workshop. Please check out our self-learning kits for more details.

I could see we use BeagleBone also as a part of this course. Why so?

In order to provide enriched learning experience, we would like to have diversified set of hardware in our courses. In the similar lines BeagleBone is introduced to demonstrate network debugging & platform driver development.

What are the unique features of Linux device driver kit?

Linux device driver kit is one of the key innovations that our team has brought in the field of education. Learning device drivers is considered to be a challenging affair due to lack of proper hardware, documentation and self-learning ecosystem that consist of sample code and projects. Our team has come up with a self-learning device that addresses these limitations by bundling unique combination of hardware, software and documentation. This kit can also be used as a micro-controller kit for IoT programming by changing modes. Recently this kit related technical paper was presented in Open Source India conference, which can be accessed by clicking here. In summary you can learn device drivers like a breeze using this kit.

I am interested in only buying kits. How do I help him/her?

Definitely. Self-learning kits can be purchased by anybody interested in self-learning. Request you visit self-learning kits in the web-site, choose the kit that matches your need. In each section we have provided simple ‘How to order’ section using which kits can be purchased at ease.

Trainer - FAQ

Who are the trainers for Linux device drivers workshop?

Trainers (mentors in Emertxe) for this workshop are professionals having worked with organizations like Samsung, HP, Novell, Huawei etc., that makes Emertxe as one of the best Linux training institutes in Bangalore. They bring in 12+ years of experience on average. Our mentors understand industry requirements very well in order to maximize the value. Added to that, our mentors are passionate about training, which enables you to write a device driver on your own by the end of the workshop.

What do you mean by one month of lab assistance?

Linux device drivers workshop is conducted on two consecutive weekends. Contents are delivered in a workshop manner, which is power packed. However to realize the real benefit of this workshop, participants need to work on some real time projects / assignments to make the learning effective. In order to support this need, we provide one month lab assistance after the course. During this period our mentors will be providing you support when you are facing difficulty in building device drivers. This includes debugging issues in pair or clarifying your doubts using our online ecosystem. This way your learning will be complete & effective.