Introduction to Linux

Introduction to Linux

Organization: The Linux Foundation

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Free/Paid: Free
Duration: Long Term (more than 6 months)
Type: Self Study (Flexible)
Level: Beginners

About Organization:

More than 20 years ago, Linus Torvalds sparked an open source revolution with a short email declaring he was doing a new project “just for fun.” Today, Linux powers 98% of the world’s super computers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and tens of millions of Android mobile phones and consumer devices.

By supporting the kernel development community -- including employing Linus Torvalds himself -- and fostering collaboration on a truly massive scale, The Linux Foundation unites thousands of curious minds in the free and open exchange of ideas. We are also dedicated to expanding the collaborative DNA of Linux to other industries and markets. Companies, open source projects and individual developers can work with our Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects to make collaborative development the de facto way of solving the world’s hardest problems.

The Linux Foundation is pleased to partner with edX to deliver our courses to anyone, anywhere in the world, at any time. We hope they provide entry points for students into the personal and professional rewards of being part of the Linux and broader open source community.

About Course:

Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution families.

Linux powers 100% of the world’s supercomputers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and over two 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.

Moreover, 80 percent of hiring managers reported that they will prioritize hiring Linux talent relative to other skills areas, and 47 percent of hiring managers say they’re more likely to hire a candidate with Linux certification.

This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux 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.

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.

Join the 1,000,000+ learners who are already enrolled in this course and start your Linux journey.

What You Learn:

  • A good working knowledge of Linux
  • How to navigate through major Linux distributions
  • System configurations and graphical interface of Linux
  • Basic command line operations
  • Common applications of Linux

Prerequisites

None. However, the course does assume familiarity with computers and common software, such as would be had from daily computer use.

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