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Embedded Linux Certification

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Linux is a Unix-like operating system developed according to the POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX) standard. It is known for being open source and freely distributed under the GNU General Public License (GNU/Linux).
The main component of Linux is its kernel, called the Linux Kernel. This kernel provides stable access to various parts of the kernel, such as file systems, networking stacks, kernel entities, and objects, through User Space APIs (Application Programming Interfaces).

Linux is currently the most popular operating system in the world, and accordingly, it boasts numerous advantages and applications.

Among other things, Linux supports the development of Embedded architectures. The utilization of such developments can be seen in a variety of electronic systems, including smartphones, media players, medical products, networking, IoT, and more.

As a result, there is a high demand in the IT industry for skilled workers for the development of Embedded Linux systems and for conversion (porting).

In the future, due to the transition of many products to Embedded Linux systems and the continuous influx of new developments, we anticipate that the substantial demand for workers in this field will remain very high and even increase.

In the Embedded Linux program, you will learn about some of the functionalities of the Linux Kernel – controlling hardware through stable and reliable Linux Kernel Device Drivers, which can also serve as modules for the kernel – Linux Kernel Loadable Modules (LKMs).

Towards the end of the course, you will undergo:

  • Final project accompanied by the company's dev professionals — hands-on training where students will integrate in the development of projects using evaluation boards, independently and with the guidance of the instructor and company developers.
  • At the end of the course, the placement division will collaborate with the candidate to prepare a professional resume, and the placement process in the field will commence.

Extended Embedded Linux Study Plan

The Embedded Linux course consists of 5 courses and a final project (at a development level for the tech industry).

The course focuses on software development for embedded computer systems based on embedded Linux platforms.

The Linux program is a practical course that includes hands-on exercises.

The Linux program includes:

  • Class exercises accompanied by explanations, homework assignments, and solutions on the website
  • Videos and presentations on the course website
  • Hands-on learning on Evaluation Boards
  • End-of-program practical project that summarizes the acquired knowledge.
  • The lectures take place once a week in the evening or morning hours.

What will you learn in the Extended Embedded Linux Program

The goal of the Embedded Linux Programming course is to provide students with all the necessary knowledge about the Embedded Linux operating system, ranging from beginner to Linux Kernel development levels.

In addition, students will receive training on the development stages, required tools, typical problems and their solutions, use of various debugging tools, application development, and more.

The program begins with the Linux Admin course, which focuses on initial usage and includes Linux Shell Commands, File Systems configuration, Networking Stack, writing Bash Shell Scripts, Python scripting, User Mode Applications development, Linux Kernel Device Drivers development/adaptation, and more.

During this course, students will learn to configure, compile, and install the Linux kernel for Embedded systems, develop Loadable Kernel Modules, develop Linux Device Drivers for Char/Block/Networking devices, gain code-level familiarity with the tools and resources provided by the operating system to the programmer, utilize objects and services (System Calls) of the operating system, understand Tasks/Thread Implementation, use of debugging tools (Debug Tools), and more.

Benny Cohen
Real Time Group Founder and CEO

  • M.Sc. in Communication Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering
  • Lecturer and Head of the Cyber and Information Security Course at RT-Group, with over 20 years of experience in software/hardware system development, including 6 years in the cybersecurity industry.
  • Specializes in penetration testing and provides training both domestically and internationally. Conducts penetration testing (PT) for security companies as well as leading enterprises in the industry.


Embedded Linux — Extended Curriculum

The Embedded Linux Certification program is made up of a number of courses (modules).‎
We know that each of us arrives with a different background and level of knowledge. In order to tailor the content to best fit your needs, you can choose the track that is most suitable for you:‎
Embedded Linux Certification studies at the college are currently conducted online.‎

Comprehensive Track

This track includes all the courses in the program and is designed to make you an expert in the field.‎

  • Designed for students with little to no experience.
  • Requires 9 to 12 months to complete.‎
  • 320 academic hours.
Standard Track

This track includes only the courses and content specifically designed for the Embedded Linux Certification program.‎

  • Designed for students with prior knowledge in the high-tech industry.
  • Requires 6 to 7 months to complete.
  • 130 academic hours.
Self-Designed Track

This track allows you to select only the specific courses and content that you are interested in and wish to complete.‎

  • Designed for students with experience in the field.
  • Requires 1 to 3 months to complete, depending on the courses chosen by the student.
Embedded Linux
Linux Fundamentals75 academic hoursok-full-icon Comprehensive Track

This comprehensive and practical course includes learning the fundamentals of the open-source Linux operating system, widely used in various industries and purposes. Linux supports various hardware devices and numerous I/O interfaces, offering efficiency, stability, flexibility, and security. Linux can be found nearly everywhere: on servers, personal computers, embedded systems (Embedded Linux), smartphones, tablets, and more.

Bash Scripting25 academic hoursok-full-icon Comprehensive Track
Bash is a highly convenient and efficient shell (command line interface) environment. Developed by GNU contributors, it is essentially the default shell in Linux/GNU systems, serving as a vital foundation for the system. Like any shell, it encompasses a robust command system as well as an efficient scripting language.
Python90 academic hoursok-full-icon Comprehensive Track

The focus is on Python 3, aiming to provide the knowledge and experience required for programming real-world applications in an object-oriented industry. You will learn how to develop software using Python. You will be taught techniques and appropriate tools to professionally develop high-level Python programs suitable for high-tech companies. This is a very practical course in which we will also be using circuit boards.

Python is currently considered one of the most popular and sought-after programming languages in the IT industry. Its popularity and widespread use in various industry projects make Python one of the most demanded programming courses. The high demand and diverse employment opportunities make Python highly beneficial to specialize in for a rewarding professional career with multiple growth opportunities.

RT Concepts40 academic hoursok-full-icon Comprehensive Trackok-standard-icon Standard Track

Real time systems are deterministic and consistent systems (not necessarily embedded computers) that are committed to processing information and providing responses within a deterministic and consistent timeframe. The course covers the main components involved in the development of embedded computer applications.Additionally, it addresses challenges faced by development engineers, the process, and tools used in embedded application development. It also delves into the objects and services provided by a real-time operating system and how they are integrated into the application.

Embedded Linux90 academic hoursok-full-icon Comprehensive Trackok-standard-icon Standard Track

This course aims to provide engineers in the industry with the necessary knowledge to tackle the challenges of developing embedded computer systems using the Embedded Linux platform.The course includes all the training and development conducted on development boards. Among other things, students will become familiar with the stages of development, required tools, typical issues in the development process and their solutions, use of various debugging tools, development of user-mode applications.

Admission Requirements

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Some experience in C programming — an advantage, but not necessary.
  • Professional knowledge interview.

Who is the Embedded Linux — Extended course suitable for?‎

  • Architects, software engineers, developers, and programmers.
  • Those interested in learning kernel development along with device drivers development.
  • Embedded bare-board engineers who want to learn to develop device drivers under the Linux operating system.
  • Hardware, software, and computer science engineers interested in practical knowledge in the Linux Kernel world.
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Certifications and Credentials

Requirements for eligibility for the Embedded Linux Certification:

  • Participation in at least 80% of the course hours
  • Submission of a final project / final exam with a score of 70 and above
  • Obligation to submit course assignments, including exercises, homework, and projects

Upon successful completion of the Embedded Linux — Extended program, you will be awarded an Embedded Linux Certification by RTG. This certificate will attest to your high level of knowledge and professionalism.

Why Study Embedded Linux — Extended at RTG

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Job Placement Process

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Tech Job Placement

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Full support until the job interview and placement in a tech company.‎

REAL TIME GROUP is a software house and training center that provides development, training, and placement services for hundreds of high-tech companies in Israel and abroad.‎

Our HR team will accompany you from the moment you finish the course, and even prior to that. During the project preparation process, we will help you prepare your resume and portfolio.‎

Throughout the training, our Placement Division will build your resume and prepare you for job interviews, so that you arrive ready and able to demonstrate professionalism and practical knowledge.‎

Our goal is to ensure your smooth entry into the tech world. Come join us to receive the training, tools, knowledge, and experience needed to work in the tech industry.‎

Paying Tuition for Embedded Linux — Extended

Pay your tuition in advance through self-payment or with the help of your employer.‎

Numerous employers provide financial assistance for coding programs, so it is advisable to inquire with your employer regarding tuition support.‎

Some students turn to personal loans to fund their coding education.

A diverse range of personal lending choices is at your disposal for careful consideration and assessment. Should you opt for a personal loan, be sure to select the one that aligns most effectively with your individual circumstances and financial goals.‎

Your eligibility for various government aid and scholarship programs may vary depending on your location.

As such, it is recommended that you explore the options and inquire about any scholarships or financial aid opportunities available.‎


The admission requirements for the Embedded Linux — Extended program are as follows:

1. Basic computer skills.
2. Some experience in C programming — an advantage, but not mandatory.
3. Background and/or experience in programming languages is an advantage.
4. Professional knowledge interview.

After completing the Linux Embedded — Extended program, you will be able to pursue job roles in the field of embedded systems and software development. Some potential job roles you could pursue include:

1. Embedded Software Engineer: Develop and maintain software for embedded systems, focusing on Linux-based platforms. Create, optimize, and debug code for real-time applications.
2. Linux Kernel Developer: Contribute to the development of the Linux Kernel by writing, testing, and maintaining kernel modules and device drivers. Work on improving the core functionality of the operating system.
3. Embedded Systems Developer: Create software applications that run on embedded hardware, optimizing performance and ensuring reliable operation. Develop applications that interface with sensors, actuators, and other peripherals.
4. IoT (Internet of Things) Developer: Design and develop software for IoT devices and systems, utilizing your understanding of real-time concepts and embedded Linux. Implement communication protocols, security mechanisms, and remote management capabilities.

These roles are just a few examples of the opportunities available to you after completing the Linux Embedded program. Your skills in Linux fundamentals, Bash scripting, Python, real-time concepts, and Embedded Linux will make you a valuable asset in the field of embedded systems and software development.

Currently, classes in the Embedded Linux program take place online.

Salary Info Embedded Linux

The estimated total pay for an Entry Level Embedded Software Engineer is $126,263 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $102,528 per year.


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