Enroll Now Free: NDG Linux Essentials

Build upon your existing Linux skills and prepare for certification.

Nearly every IT job requires some Linux knowledge.

Become in-demand across a variety of IT professions by expanding upon your Linux skills. Even with dramatic advances in technology, Linux remains the back-end operating system used by global titans such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NASA, Tesla, Amazon and more. Looking for a future proof technical skill? It's hard to go wrong with Linux.

This course bridges the gap between beginner and intermediate skills by offering students hands-on, step-by-step practical lab activities. Graduates walk away with a firm grasp of the foundational concepts needed to succeed in a Linux career.

70 hours
Level: Beginning
Learning Type: Online self-paced
Languages: English, Español
*Self-paced classes at NetAcad.com are free.

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