Linux Foundation's free introductory course attracts over 10 lakh students

 Linux Foundation's free introductory course attracts over 10 lakh students

The Linux Foundation has been at the forefront of training students on open source technologies.


The Linux Foundation's free course on 'Introduction to Linux' on edX Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform. The course has received a massive response from 10 lakhs students. 

The operating system created by Linus Torvalds is popular among developers around the world. 

Linux is being used at the back-end of multiple places including the operating system of Android, cloud and even supercomputers. 

Linux engineers and system administrators are among the highest-paid resources as compared to their competitors. 

A survey suggests that the top operating system employers look for Linux skill in new employees. 

The Introduction to Linux by the Linux Foundation is a free course designed for experienced computer users with limited or no previous exposure to Linux. 

The course explores various tools and techniques used by Linux system admins and end-users. 

Towards the end of this course, you will learn various tools and techniques used to achieve day-to-day work in the Linux environment. 

You will also gain a working knowledge of Linux and learn how to navigate through various Linux distributions, system configurations and graphical interface of Linux. 

The curriculum includes the following topics: 

1.The Linux Foundation

2.Linux Philosophy and Concepts

3.Linux Basics and System Startup

4.Graphical Interface

5.System Configuration from the Graphical Interface

6.Common Applications

7.Command Line Operations

8.Finding Linux Documentation

9.Processes

10.File Operations

11.Text Editors

12.User Environment

13.Manipulating Text

14.Network Operations

15.The Bash Shell and Basic Scripting

16.More on Bash Shell Scripting

17.Printing

18.Local Security Principles

After completion of the course, candidates can appear for the certification exam. The foundation's goal is to teach Linux to a million individuals. One of the primary goals is to bring more talent into the open-source community.

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