Top Sources That Will Help You Learn Linux
- Category: Linux
- Author: Admin
- March 24,2017
Believe it or not but you are using (knowingly or unknowingly) Linux every single day. Every time you visit your Facebook profile or use Google to search something on the internet, you are communicating with servers that are running on Linux. And above all, if you own a smartphone that runs on Android, you are using a flavor of Linux.
Linux is a software used to control hardware like desktop and laptop computers, mobile devices, networking equipment, airplanes, and automobiles; the list is endless. Linux is everywhere.
There are plenty of reasons to why you should know more about Linux.
• Maybe you want to develop new job skills that will pay you better
• Or maybe if you are using a proprietary operating system and you want to free yourself and switch to a free operating system which is more powerful and secured in comparison to your existing paid version of OS.
• Or let's just say that you find it interesting and want to have fun with it.
Whatever the motivation, the idea of actually learning new software can be quite intimidating.
Where can I find Free access to online tutorial?
Internet can be the best place for anyone to learn almost anything. There are lot of websites and institutions who offer free online courses for Linux enthusiasts starting from beginner up to an advanced level.
A free introductory course offered by “Linux Foundation” https://training.linuxfoundation.org/free-linux-training
This self-learning module on edX platform will help you to develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution families. The training videos and publications are also excellent resources.
You may also refer to some of the tutorials available on youtube.com uploaded by Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux.
Paid Online Courses
There are many reputed institutes as well as tech companies that offer paid courses online which are time bound unlike free courses which is largely focused on self learning. These courses also offer live training modules which also include Q&A session.
The offerings from Red Hat, IBM, Novell and others focus on training for their own products but may fit your needs. However, major online learning sites like Udemy have courses including “Linux for Beginners” and “Linux for Absolute Beginners” which vary in quality but provide, at the very least, a good foundation. The Virtual Training Company also has a comprehensive intro course, formatted in bite-sized pieces.
For some of us, physical interaction with tutor helps them better in learning. That is why most of the Colleges/Universities or private institutions offer in-person classroom sessions with live demonstration for better understanding.
Many certified training centers offer Basic as well as Advanced Linux courses. These courses cost a lot more than Online courses however, hard copies of books and handouts are provided along with training environment where students can practice on machines that serves as simulators. Some institutes also offer certificate at the end of the program. Students can also appear for certifications post completing their courses.
If you’re an audio learner, LinuxCertified.com offers CD-based audio courses you can order from their website, as well as in-person learning sessions in Silicon Valley. And if you’re an old-fashioned reader, even Computer World recommends Linux for Dummies – so you shouldn’t feel like a dummy for picking it up.