You’re in command of the command line. You’re not a noob at setting up NOOBS.
Slowly but surely, you’re learning your way around the affordable, credit
card-size computer for DIY tinkering, Raspberry Pi.
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However, there’s a steep jump-off point between the basics and the
intermediate stuff. When you move from “setting up your Pi” tutorials to stuff
like “building a media server,” the pre-project requirements start to get a
little dicey. Many intermediate Pi tutorials, including some of the ones here
on ReadWrite, assume a few things about your Raspberry Pi setup.
Not every project will require all of the techniques suggested here, but
knowing these procedures will make projects that _do_ require them go much
more smoothly later.
When you’re ready to go beyond the basics, here are some things you can do to
prepare your Raspberry Pi for any pre-requirements that a tutorial could throw
## **1) Using SSH**
SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is a cryptographic network protocol that
lets you securely transfer data between your computer and your Raspberry Pi.
Projects might require it so you can control your ...