Linux Essentials (free/public/self-paced)

West Michigan Center for Arts+Technology (WMCAT)



As one of the most successful open source collaborations, Linux has evolved into the most reliable operating system on the planet. It’s used for embedded systems to virtually all supercomputers for a good reason.  Nearly every IT job requires some Linux knowledge. NDG Linux Essentials quickly builds your Linux knowledge and prepares you for the LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC), your proof to employers that you know Linux!


You'll learn these core skills:

  • Understand how Linux is used and the basics of its command line.
  • Acquire open source concepts and progressively master Linux commands.
  • Become skilled at using the Linux virtual machine for experiments.
  • Prepare for LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC).



Cost: FREE

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 70 hours

Delivery: Online self-paced


Prerequisite(s): Linux Basics (NDG Linux Unhatched) or equivalent knowledge recommended

Prepares you for a professional certification: Yes; Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Linux Essentials

Institute Linux Essentials

Receive a certificate of completion: Upon request


Languages: English, Español


Course Details


Partner: NDG Linux Essentials (English - 2.00 - For public campaigns - Legacy)

10 Apr 2020 - 15 Jan 2021

Cyber Hub at WMCAT

Build upon your existing Linux knowledge, get closer to job ready skills, and prepare for certification.

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