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Linux Milestone: EdX's Free 'Intro to Linux' Course Surpasses One Million Enrollments

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The Linux Basis has introduced that its free Introduction to Linux coaching course on edX has surpassed a million enrollments.

The course helps college students develop a very good working data of Linux utilizing each the graphical interface and command line throughout the key Linux distribution households. No prior data or expertise is required, making the course a well-liked first step for people serious about pursuing a profession in IT.

Introduction to Linux has helped numerous people launch their IT careers. Jules Bashizi Irenge for instance, accomplished the course then proceeded to intermediate Necessities of System Administration coaching and obtained a Linux Basis Licensed SysAdmin (LFCS) certification, and now could be a PhD candidate who has contributed over 200 patches to the Linux kernel. Fabian Pichardo additionally adopted the introductory course with Necessities of System Administration and LFCS, and now could be employed full time as a software program developer.

“To have launched over 1,000,000 people to Linux is an incredible milestone,” stated Linux Basis Govt Director Jim Zemlin. “One in all our major objectives is to deliver extra expertise into the open supply neighborhood, and providing free, top quality coaching that’s accessible to anybody who needs it’s important to reaching that objective….”

The Linux Basis has been an unimaginable accomplice of edX for the previous six years, bringing dozens of programs in high-tech and in-demand fields to our platform of 34 million learners,” stated Anant Agarwal, edX Founder and CEO. “Introduction to Linux, their very first providing, has been a real blockbuster – it is one in all our high 10 hottest programs of all time. We’re thrilled to congratulate Linux Basis on reaching 1 million enrollments and stay up for bringing accessible high-tech schooling to numerous extra learners, collectively.”

Introduction to Linux stays open for brand spanking new enrollments. There isn’t a value to finish the course, and verified certificates of completion can be found for $99. The Linux Basis gives two dozen free coaching programs on open supply initiatives together with Linux, Kubernetes, Hyperledger, and extra in partnership with edX.

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