Building and Using Shared Libraries on Linux Training

Course code: M7D-SHLIB02

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Course overview

This course covers the design, implementation, and use of shared libraries on Linux. A mixture of detailed presentations coupled with carefully designed practical exercises provide participants with the knowledge needed to understand, design, create, and deploy shared libraries.

Course details

Course outline.

The course employs a lecture+lab format.

Audience and prerequisites

The primary audience comprises designers and programmers building and deploying shared libraries on Linux. Systems administrators are likely to also find the course of benefit for the purpose of troubleshooting problems with shared libraries.

In order to get the most out of the course, participants should have:

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 printed course books of around 150 pages. The course books include all of the slides and exercises presented in the course.

The course book has been developed by the trainer, and is constantly updated based on ongoing changes in the Linux kernel, gcc, and the GNU C library, as well as practical teaching experience in courses. The course book is printed on demand for each course, in order to ensure that it is completely up to date with current developments.

In addition to the course book, participants will receive a copy of The Linux Programming Interface, in ebook form.

The following sample gives some idea of the course content and style of the course materials:

Onsite courses

For onsite courses at your location, please email regarding availability and pricing.

Public courses: upcoming dates and pricing

Date Location Maximum participants
4-5 October 2021 Online (Europe/Americas)
~6 hours each day
14 Registration
23-24 May 2022 Online (Europe/Americas)
~6 hours each day
14 Registration

Online courses will be scheduled to accommodate particants in both Americas and Europe timezones.

For public online courses, the per-attendee price is €1000 reduced to €900 when booked (and either paid or a company purchase order is supplied) at least 4 weeks before the start of the course. (In addition, German VAT is charged for participants attending from German locations; for attendees elsewhere in the European Union, VAT may be payable locally.)

For public in-person courses in Munich, GERMANY, the per-attendee price is €1100 + 19% German VAT (MWSt).

The course price includes the cost of training materials as well as lunch and refreshments. Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same company or organization; please inquire at for details.

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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