The Linux Foundation announced this week that the course “Introduction to Linux” worth around $2,400 will be made freely available online to anyone who is interested during the summer months.
The Linux Foundation is working with edX a non-profit online learning website which is governed by Harvard and MIT to make the course free to all and is now accepting sign-ups with no limit on members.
The introductory Linux course will run this summer and over 2,500 people in the first 24 hours have already signed up for the course, that will be the first from the Linux Foundation to run as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Students can either audit the course, allowing them to have access to all the course materials but not have to commit to completing the tests and assignments, or can take the course for a certificate of completion, which will be offered for free.
“This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment.
It is designed for experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux. Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the three major Linux distributions.”
If you would like to learn more about Linux, the code behind 98 percent of the worlds supercomputers, more information on the new “Introduction to Linux” is available from the edx website.
Source: Ars Technica