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Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User

Google via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 8-10 hours a week
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  • Duration 6 weeks long
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In this course -- through a combination of video lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice -- you’ll learn about the main components of an operating system and how to perform critical tasks like managing software and users, and configuring hardware. We’ll wrap up with an example of how you might see this content show up in an interview setting.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to:
● navigate the Windows and Linux filesystems using a graphical user interface and command line interpreter.
● set up users, groups, and permissions for account access.
● install, configure, and remove software on the Windows and Linux operating systems.
● configure disk partitions and filesystems.
● understand how system processes work and how to manage them.
● work with system logs and remote connection tools.
● utilize operating system knowledge to troubleshoot common issues in an IT Support Specialist role.

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Christine R
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Teacher is good. The labs are terrible! There are Qwik labs where you have to access a Windows Virtual Machine with Google Chrome RDP. Most of the time RDP doesn't load. So you'll spend about 20 minutes logging off and logging on going back and forth waiting for RDP to be in the mood to connect.

Second, the labs are full of bugs. For one thing the Windows VM doesn't even fit the description of the directions in the lab so you have to demystify and bridge the gaps yourself it to even start. Then in Week 2 there is a VM Windows lab where you need to right click to start. But it won'…
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