23-09 Linux Essentials

Toronto Public Library



This 70-hour course covers the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and its command line. The goal of this course is to provide learners with a starting point to the Linux operating system. Learners who complete this course will understand basic open source concepts, Linux as an operating system, how Linux is used and the basics of the Linux command line.

This course implements a "practice as you read" approach to learning. Learners have hands-on access to a Linux virtual machine to practice, explore and try out Linux command line concepts. They are also provided with step-by-step labs that help them build up their skills and knowledge.


There is no prerequisite for this course but learners are expected to have a basic understanding of computers and the internet.

Credentials Earned

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be eligible to receive a congratulatory course completion letter as well as a voucher to complete the Linux Essentials Certification Exam from the Linux Professional Institute.

Minimum System Requirement

  • Laptop or desktop running Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system (smartphones and tablets are not currently supported)
  • An up-to-date web browser (Google Chrome is recommended)

Course Details

23-09 Linux Essentials

Partner: NDG Linux Essentials (English - 2.20 - Self-Paced)

20 Sep 2023 - 30 Jun 2024

Karen Tannis, Melanie Ribau, Nalini Battu

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