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)

05 Nov 2020 - 31 Jul 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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