Enroll Now Free: NDG Linux Essentials

Build upon your existing Linux skills and prepare for certification.

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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.
You'll learn these core skills

Acquire open source concepts and progressively master Linux commands.

Understand how Linux is used and the basics of its command line.

Expand upon your basic knowledge of Linux

Perform hands-on lab activities using a Linux virtual machine (provided free)

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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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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.