Free Linux Course from Linux Foundation

by Kelly on July 29, 2014

in Learn

Introduction to Linux is normally a $2,400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it’s being offered for free now on edX. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use the open source operating system, there’s no better time than now. Is there any better way to spend this summer?

The free Linux course starts on August 1st and will help you develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution families. To get the best experience from the class, you should install Linux on your computer before it starts. The Linux Foundation has a helpful guide for doing just that.

The class is designed to need a commitment of 40-60 hours from you to develop a good working knowledge of Linux. It’s taught by Dr. Jerry Cooperstein, who oversees all the training content at the Linux Foundation.

You have the option to sign up to audit the course, try for a certificate, or get a verified edX certificate below. See you in class!

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About this Free Linux Introduction course:

Linux powers 94% of the world’s supercomputers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and a billion Android devices. In short, Linux is everywhere. It appears in many different architectures, from mainframes to server to desktop to mobile and on a staggeringly wide variety of hardware.

This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. It is designed for experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux, whether they are working in an individual or Enterprise environment.

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Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions. You will be able to continue your progress as either a user, system administrator or developer using the acquired skill set.

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