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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Getting Started with Your Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Foundation via FutureLearn

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Start your Raspberry Pi journey with this introductory course

The Raspberry Pi is an accessible and versatile mini-computer – let the Raspberry Pi Foundation guide you on how to get started on your journey of exploring its many uses and applications.

On this course, you’ll learn how to get your Raspberry Pi ready to use, before exploring what you can do with it. You’ll see how you could use your Raspberry Pi for everyday tasks, to help you to learn to code, and to get started with physical computing.

Ultimately, you’ll learn how to connect to your Raspberry Pi remotely, and how to take control of your Raspberry Pi as a systems administrator. You’ll also discover more resources to continue your Raspberry Pi journey.

Supported by Micron Technology.

This course is for beginners who want to learn how to use their new Raspberry Pi, and have no experience with Unix-based systems.

You’ll need a Raspberry Pi (we recommend a Raspberry Pi 4), along with a keyboard, mouse, power supply, micro SD card, and a suitable cable for connecting your Raspberry Pi to your screen. All of these are included in the Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit


  • Setting up your Raspberry Pi
    • Introduction to Raspberry Pi
    • Setting up your Raspberry Pi computer
    • Getting to know the Raspberry Pi OS
  • Using your Raspberry Pi
    • Using your Raspberry Pi for work and school
    • Doing more with your Raspberry Pi computer
    • Digital making
  • Taking more control of your Raspberry Pi
    • Introduction to the command line
    • Remote access and security
    • Where next?

Taught by

Tracy Gardner


4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 126 ratings

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