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Linux Fundamentals

LearnQuest via Coursera


This course is the first of a series that aims to prepare you for a role working as an information technology professional. In this course, you will be introduced to the Linux operating system. You will learn about the licensing model and several Linux distributions. We will go through some services delivered in the Linux operating system. We will conclude this course by looking at how to search and analyze text using command line tools in the operating system.


  • Linux Operating System
    • Welcome to Linux Operating System, the first course of the Linux Fundamentals specialization. By enrolling in this course, you are taking the first step to kick start your career in information technology. In the first week of the course, we will learn about the history of the Linux operating system, its unique licensing model and the major distributions that are available to use. By the end of this module, you will know how to choose a distribution, install it and login to the command line. So, let us get started!
  • Linux Services
    • In the second module of this course, we will discuss the services available in the Linux operating system. We will explore many services including web servers and database servers, among others. We will look at how you start and stop services from running in the Linux operating systems.
  • View, Create, Copy, Move and Remove Files
    • In the third module of this course, we will learn how manage files and directories in the Linux operating system. We will discuss how to view, create, copy, move and remove files. We will look at creating links for files and directories. Lastly, we will look at comparing text files.
  • Search and Analyze Text
    • In the fourth module of this course, we will touch on how we can combine commands together in Linux to create automatons and build new tools.

Taught by

Aspen Olmsted


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