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LinuxFoundationX: Introduction to Linux

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Never learned Linux? Want a refresh? Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line across the major Linux distribution families.

14 weeks
5–7 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
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Starts Apr 24
Ends Oct 10

About this course

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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.


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At a glance

  • Institution: LinuxFoundationX
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

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

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ, English, Español, हिन्दी, Bahasa Indonesia, Português, Kiswahili, తెలుగు, Türkçe, 中文
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  • Associated skills:Linux, Mainframe Computing, Command-Line Interface, Android (Operating System), Graphical User Interface, Linux Distribution, Supercomputing

What you'll learn

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  • 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
  • Welcome!
  • 1. The Linux Foundation
  • 2. Linux Philosophy and Concepts
  • 3. Linux Basics and System Startup
  • 4. Graphical Interface
  • 5. System Configuration from the Graphical Interface
  • 6. Common Applications
  • 7. Command Line Operations
  • 8. Finding Linux Documentation
  • 9. Processes
  • 10. File Operations
  • 11. Text Editors
  • 12. User Environment
  • 13. Manipulating Text
  • 14. Network Operations
  • 15. The Bash Shell and bash Scripting
  • 16. More on Bash Shell Scripting
  • 17. Printing
  • 18. Local Security Principles
  • Final Exam

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