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  • Free Intro to Linux Course Surpasses One Million Enrollments

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced its Introduction to Linux training course on the edX platform, currently in its sixth edition, has surpassed one million enrollments. The course helps students develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line across the major Linux distribution families. No prior knowledge or experience is required, making the course a popular first step for individuals interested in pursuing a career in IT.

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This free Linux course has trained a million people

  • This free Linux course has trained a million people in open-source tools

    With programming jobs on the up-and-up, it's little wonder that more people are beginning to seek out training courses to help them find success in the software world.

    [...]

    "One of our primary goals is to bring more talent into the open-source community, and offering free, high-quality training that is accessible to anyone who wants it is essential to achieving that goal."

    While Linux hasn't cracked mainstream adoption amongst general consumers (though recent reports suggest the tide could be beginning to turn ), it remains a core component of enterprise IT architecture. For starters, Linux powers all of the world's 500 top supercomputers, not to mention the estimated 2.5 billion Android devices circulating in the world today.

    According to a Dice survey in late 2019, a good knowledge of Linux can help you land a lucrative career in the tech industry: figures from the company revealed that employers were typically willing to pay upwards of $100,000 Linux systems engineer and DevOps engineer roles.

    The Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux course, which is delivered via the massive open online course (MOOC) edX platform, promises to help put aspiring IT pros on this path, equipping them with knowledge from both a graphical and command-line perspective. Upon completion of the course, students can apply for a verified certificate of completion for $199.

Free Linux course has already taught one million people

  • Free Linux course has already taught one million people

    Learning about the Linux operating system and the various Linux distros available is a great way for young programmers to get a start in the industry and many have done so using the Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux training course.

    In fact, the Linux Foundation recently announced that its training course, which is currently in its sixth edition, has surpassed one million enrollments.

    [...]

    As Linux powers all of the world's 500 top supercomputers, the vast majority of mobile devices running Google's Android operating system and serves as the backbone of the cloud and the internet itself, understanding Linux is an essential first step to pursuing many jobs in the IT industry.

    After completing the Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux training course, students possess a good working knowledge of Linux that allows them to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions. They can also continue their progress as either a user, system administrator or developer using their newly acquired skill set.

...Surpasses One Million Enrollments

  • The ‘Introduction to Linux’ Course on edX.org Surpasses One Million Enrollments

    The Introduction to Linux training course on edX.org, currently in its sixth edition, has surpassed a milestone of one million enrollments, according to The Linux Foundation.

    This 14-week, introductory course helps students develop a working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line across the major Linux distribution families.

Over 1 Million Enrollments For Intro To Linux on edX

  • Over 1 Million Enrollments For Intro To Linux on edX

    The Linux Foundation has announced that its Introduction to Linux training course, currently in its sixth edition on edX, has had over one million enrollments. This course was the first on edX from the Linux Foundation and now there are many more.

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