Embedded Linux training

Learn how to develop an embedded Linux system

Course details

  • Duration: 5 days / 40 hours (on-site) – 7 half days / 28 hours (on-line)
  • Agenda: on-siteon-line
  • Training materials: slides, practical labs, lab data.
  • Written language: English
  • Available oral languages: English and French.

Public on-line sessions

Type Dates Time Duration Language Expected
Cost and registration
Embedded Linux (agenda)
November 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 2021
+ extra session on December 1 if needed
09:00 – 13:00 (Paris, UTC+1)
13:30 – 17:30 (India, UTC+5:30)
16:00 – 20:00 (China, UTC+8)
28 h English Grégory Clement Early: 829 EUR*
Regular: 929 EUR*
Embedded Linux (agenda)
November 29, 30, December 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 2021
+ extra session on December 10 if needed
18:00 – 22:00 (Paris, UTC+1)
12:00 – 16:00 (New York)
09:00 – 13:00 (San Francisco)
28 h English Michael Opdenacker Early: 829 EUR*
Regular: 929 EUR*
Embedded Linux (agenda) January 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 2022
+ extra session on January 21 1 if needed
09:00 – 13:00 (Paris, UTC+1)
13:30 – 17:30 (India, UTC+5:30)
16:00 – 20:00 (China, UTC+8)
28 h English Thomas Petazzoni Early: 829 EUR*
Regular: 929 EUR*
Embedded Linux (agenda) January 24, 25, 27, 28, February 1, 3, 2022
+ extra session on February 4 if needed
18:00 – 22:00 (Paris, UTC+1)
12:00 – 16:00 (New York)
09:00 – 13:00 (San Francisco)
28 h English Michael Opdenacker Early: 829 EUR*
Regular: 929 EUR*

*The price is excluding VAT. Eventbrite charges VAT, except for businesses in the European Union outside of France if they provide valid company information and VAT number to Evenbrite at registration time.

If you are unable to register through Eventbrite, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be able to provide a training contract and offer alternative payment methods.

Registration on Eventbrite remains available until the session starts, subject to seat availability.

See details about our on-line sessions.

Dedicated online sessions

We can also propose private online sessions. This way, you can choose the dates and times that best suit the needs and availabilities of your teams.

Public on-site sessions

No public session planned at the moment.

Dedicated on-site sessions

We can send one of our trainers at your own location at your own location, anywhere in the world (we have taught classes on all continents). See how to register.

Target audience

training desktopThis course targets engineers who wish to use the Linux system in new embedded projects, and people supporting customers developing such systems. In five days, through theory and practical labs, the course makes you familiar with the architecture of an embedded Linux system, how to build such a system, how to take advantage of open source components to implement system features and reduce development costs, and details how to develop and debug your own applications in an embedded environment.

At the end of this course, you will be ready to start a project using embedded Linux, from system building to application development.


  • Be able to understand the overall architecture of Embedded Linux systems.
  • Be able to choose, build, setup and use a cross-compilation toolchain.
  • Be able to understand the booting sequence of an embedded Linux system, and to set up and use the U-Boot bootloader.
  • Be able to select a Linux kernel version, to configure, build and install the Linux kernel on an embedded system.
  • Be able to create from scratch a Linux root filesystem, including all its elements: directories, applications, configuration files, libraries.
  • Be able to choose and setup the main Linux filesystems for block and flash storage devices, and understand their main characteristics.
  • Be able to select, cross-compile and integrate open-source software components (libraries, applications) in an Embedded Linux system, and to handle license compliance.
  • Be able to setup and use an embedded Linux build system, to build a complete system for an embedded platform.
  • Be able to develop and debug applications on an embedded Linux system.
  • Get an understanding of the different solutions available for real-time on embedded Linux systems and be able to setup those solutions on a hardware platform.

Note that a 4-day variant of this course exists, without the lectures and practical labs about flash storage and real-time.

See our agenda for content details.

All the training materials we use during this course are freely available. Before the session, you can then check that they correspond to your needs.

Practical labs

Microchip SAMA5D3 XplainedIn our on-site courses, each lecture is followed by a practical lab done by the participant. The practical labs represent 50% to 60% of the whole course time. Labs are performed on an embedded ARM board (Microchip SAMA5D3 Xplained board). You will use it to progressively implement the different aspects of an embedded Linux system.

In our on-line courses, the practical labs are performed as live demonstrations by the trainer. Participants can ask questions at any time. Optionally, the participants who have access to the necessary hardware accessories can reproduce the labs by themselves.


  • Knowledge and practice of UNIX or GNU/Linux commands: participants must be familiar with the Linux command line. Participants lacking experience on this topic should get trained by themselves, for example with our freely available on-line slides at https://bootlin.com/blog/command-line/
  • Minimal English language level: B1, according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages, for our sessions in English. See the CEFR grid for self-evaluation.

Hardware requirements

  • For dedicated or public on-line courses:
    • Computer with the operating system of your choice, with the Google Chrome or Chromium browser for videoconferencing.
    • Webcam and microphone, from an audio headset
    • High speed access to the Internet
    • Optionally: the hardware accessories needed for the practical labs, if you want to reproduce the practical labs by yourself. Note that this is not mandatory: you can follow the course without those hardware accessories, as the trainer will perform the practical labs as live demonstrations.
  • For dedicated on-site courses:
    • Training room
    • Video projector
    • One recent PC computer for each desk (1 or 2 persons) installed with Linux. See the training agenda for detailed requirements.
    • Unfiltered and fast connection to the Internet
    • Bootlin provides the hardware accessories for the practical labs for the duration of the course
  • For public on-site courses, all equipement is provided by Bootlin.

Customer feedback

This course filled in the gaps in my previous knowledge regarding to the embedded Linux development. Spoken lessons gave me loads of detailed information about which tools to use, what to do, how to do it, what not to do and why. Lab works gave me a lot of good ideas to problem solving at the topics on my every day work.

Mika Hillukkala – Etteplan Embedded Finland Oy

By the way, you can also see evaluations from previous sessions. In the same way we are transparent with our training materials, we share all the evaluations that we collect, not only the best ones.

Participants with disabilities

Participants with disabilities who have special needs are invited to contact us to discuss adaptations to the training course.


For any question, registration or comment, you can contact us: training@bootlin.com, phone : +33 484 258 096.

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