The course covers the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and command line. The goal of this course is to provide students a “starting place” for learning the Linux operating system. Students who complete this course should understand Linux as an operating system, basic open source concepts, how Linux is used and the basics of the Linux command line.

Linux Essentials


There are no prerequisites for this course.


2-3 months (9-11 weeks).


Introduction to Linux 1
Knowledge of Linux is a helpful skill for a wide variety of careers in business and Information Technology fields. Many emerging and growing career opportunities including big data, cloud computing, cyber security, information systems, networking, programming and software development (to name a few) require basic to advanced knowledge of the Linux command line.

Introduction to Linux 2
NDG Linux II is the second course in a 2-course series for aspiring Linux system administrators. Develop proficiency in performing maintenance tasks on the command line, installing and configuring a computer running Linux, and configuring basic networking, using virtual machines running Linux.