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Enroll Now Free: NDG Linux Unhatched

The “start from scratch” Linux course which teaches from the ground up. No prior Linux or coding knowledge required.

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Linux powers 99.6% of the world's fastest supercomputers

And Facebook. And Google, Amazon, NASA, Tesla, even Microsoft. Linux is the operating system acting as the backbone for the world's most powerful and innovative companies. Looking for a future proof technical skill? It's hard to go wrong with Linux.

Graduates of this course will 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.

  • This course aligns well as a first step for students working towards the CompTIA A+ Certification
  • 100% online, self-paced and free
  • No previous experience required
  • Certificate of completion awarded at end of course
 
Length: 
8 hours
Cost: 
Free*
Level: Beginning
Learning Type: Online self-paced
Languages: English, Español
*Self-paced classes at NetAcad.com are free.
You'll learn these core skills

Understand the basics of the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI)

Practice exercises using a Linux virtual machine (provided free)

Determine if Linux is for you or not

Basic installation and configuration of Linux software

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Coursework

Coursework may take place in our online learning environment, in the classroom—or both. Once you enroll, you'll be asked to create an account, then taken to your learning dashboard. Course materials and tests may be accessed from there.

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Help from your peers

Once enrolled, you have access to student forums where you can ask questions and interact with instructors and peers. Also use our Facebook community, which has more than a million members available for support.

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Certificate of completion

Get a certificate of completion when you complete the course. Then add your coursework to LinkedIn so that hiring recruiters can find you for potential job opportunities.