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About the Course

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. 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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Nov 27, 2021

Great course, lots of very challenging and useful information. You'll learn about Linux and some of the inner workings of Windows, plus lots of tools and programs that are really useful. Great course!


Jun 21, 2019

Great course, lots of very challenging and useful information. You'll learn about Linux and some of the inner workings of Windows, plus lots of tools and programs that are really useful. Great course!

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By Logan H

Dec 26, 2019

Very fun and the labs are back. You also learn a lot and will be pausing the video a lot to write stuff down

By vincent f

Dec 15, 2019

Really liked how they are teaching me the tools to solve problems and enjoy learning the tricks of the trade

By Steven J

Dec 13, 2022

One or two small problems. Slightly more difficult than the previous lesson on fundamentals and networking.

By Keven M

May 7, 2020

It's tough and made me swear alot lol. Definitely learn alot in it and will be a great asset in the future.

By Nkunze C

May 6, 2020

Amazing and knowledgeable content with real example and testing ground. Am proud to have taken this course.

By Jimmy D

Jan 3, 2020

This course really makes you work for it. Finally feels like we're getting into some advanced IT knowledge.

By Mahmoud M A M

Nov 7, 2021

I think you can add more labs and more assignments, and you can add good summary for articles after videos

By alessandro g

Sep 10, 2021

its good but with so many commands in use there should be a better reference in the labs on those commands

By Everett G

Feb 13, 2021

very helpful information, I struggled with some of the problems but, I just kept reviewing until I got it.

By Christopher M

Sep 3, 2020

Great class to learn about the basics of CLI and Linux CLI and getting the idea of packages and software.

By Jorge B

Jul 22, 2022

Informational..A lot of good info..Videos were on the longer side but everything is explained thoughly.

By Jorden N

May 30, 2022

some of the labs would not work properly even with the work arounds provided by the online chat support.

By Joanna T

Dec 26, 2020

Some of the labs were hard to understand the instructions should be more clearer. Example lab week 6 the

By Jesse D

May 26, 2020

There was so much information in this course but finishing this course was difficult but very rewarding!

By Timothy S

Aug 4, 2019

Wow! I'm so glad I'm done with this course, but I know it was great for my development.

Thank you Cindy!

By Danna F

Oct 17, 2021

A very challenging course but also opens up your eyes with behind the scenes of the operating systems.

By Pakapum P

Feb 1, 2023

In my opinion, it chooses to separate Windows and Linux. Sometimes it made me confused about commands.

By Jonna N

Sep 2, 2021

Some lab instruction is not very clear and some are even very confusing. Please improve going forward.

By Joanne L

Feb 13, 2021

Difficult course because of not being familiar with Linux. More lab time would be great for practice.

By Christopher W

Sep 6, 2019

There was a lot of information in this course and has help me lay the ground work to my new beginning.

By Sadhu V

Mar 4, 2023

I completed my course in coursera, but I am not able to download my certificate, can someone help us?

By John H

Apr 4, 2021

2 of the quizzes could use an update because they no longer work properly but over all a good course.

By Freyja T

Mar 7, 2021

The labs at the end of the course were difficult to say the least, but overall, the course was great!

By Joe F

Jun 27, 2018

Lab scoring takes a while and sometimes doesn't work. I had to do the Linux process killing lab twice

By Donna S

Jun 16, 2021

This one was confusing. NO help and just you figure it out. I did and I passed but it was confusing.