Linux Basics (free/public/self-paced)

West Michigan Center for Arts+Technology (WMCAT)



Linux Basics (NDG Linux Unhatched) allows students to wade into the shallow end of Linux, the back-end operating system used by global titans such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NASA, Tesla, Amazon and more. Course participants walk away with a clear understanding of whether Linux is for them or not, without having to commit to more than 8 total hours of self-paced learning. To ensure you don’t get stuck, you’ll be guided step-by-step through a series of hands-on virtual machine activities. The course aligns well with the Linux exam objectives found on the CompTIA A+ Certification. After this course, we suggest taking either NDG Linux Essentials or NDG Linux I.


You'll learn these core skills:

  • Basic installation and configuration of Linux software.
  • Understand the basics of the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Interact and become familiar with the Linux virtual machine.
  • Determine if Linux is for you or not.



Cost: FREE

Level: Beginning

Duration: 8 hours

Delivery Online self-paced


Prerequisite(s): None

Prepares you for a professional certificate: Partially; aligns to Linux exam objectives on the CompTIA A+ certification

Receive a certificate of completion: Upon request


Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano


Course Details


Partner: NDG Linux Unhatched (English - 2.00 - Legacy)

10 Apr - 30 Oct 2020

Cyber Hub at WMCAT

The "start from scratch" Linux course. A quick intro to the popular operating system that eases learners into acquiring Linux knowledge, basic installation & configuration of Linux software, and the Linux command line.

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