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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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Dec 27, 2020

This course was very informative and challenging. I really appreciate the way the course was put together. It would be ore helpful if the links to the readings were from material other than Wikipedia.


Apr 1, 2019

This is my most favorite module module, especially the Linux, which is my all time favorite OS ever enjoy learning, working Programing, and configuring, and will continue enjoying til the end of time.

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By Michael P

Feb 28, 2019

The labs were really difficult to get to work, but when they did work it was very informative.

By Wilfredo C

May 23, 2018

Excellent course marred only by a few issues with objective tracking in Windows lab instances.

By Dawn W

May 20, 2018

Would have given 5 Stars but the labs were not working most of the time. Teacher was amazing.


Aug 13, 2020

Great course. Labs could be a bit more difficult. The last lab Windows and Linux were better.

By Trent H

Jun 19, 2018

The information was good, the labs were quite buggy and frustrating in terms of funcionality.

By James H

Jun 9, 2018

The course materials are great, but only let down by the pretty poor Qwiklabs / VM instances.

By Edward A R

Jun 6, 2018

the course itself was not hard but the struggles to get in the labs were frustrating at times

By Chandra T

Mar 31, 2021

Overall this was a good course, I learned a lot I felt some topics could be explained better

By Laurent A

Mar 1, 2019

The content is great but too many issues with the Labs, this make the experience not perfect

By Kevin C

Feb 16, 2018

great course apart from the issues (at the time of taking the course) with the windows labs!


Jun 28, 2021

The course was difficult. Nice teacher. You did your best to explain the course. Thank you.

By Brett R

Dec 23, 2020

Great course! This course really helped expand my knowledge of the CLI & operating systems.

By Lorenzo

Jun 8, 2021

Teaches precious and vital skills for troubleshooting and really using Linux and Windows.

By Angie J B

Apr 20, 2021

a lot of challenges than i thought but i need more time to practice before be ready to go!

By Michael C S

Mar 5, 2023

The graded assessments can be challenging, but with determination they can be completed.

By Marc B

Jan 20, 2022

Thanks again , just a wealth of knowledge.

Well presented, kudos to the all the teachers.

By Great S

Apr 25, 2018

Very demanding, and the labs did not go smoothly, but ultimately satisfying to complete.

By Robert C

Feb 11, 2023

Some of the linux labs crash on you or there are steps missing from its open directions

By Kyle

Nov 14, 2021

Had some Issues with the Partitioning Test, Qwiklabs support helped me solve the issue.

By Randal B

Sep 20, 2021

Somewhat of a difficult course. Written instructions could've been more comprehensible.

By alicia l

Feb 16, 2021

it was hard at times but I highly recommend this course, Thank you for this opportunity

By TheDon S

Aug 21, 2020

I wish Google would give you a PDF of all the things you need to know. I learned a lot.

By Abdullah K

Dec 6, 2022

Thanks a lot for this course and the instructor to provided this lessons and materials

By Campbell

Jul 16, 2022

excellent labs and tutorials, fantastic basics for anyone thinking of deployment path

By Martinho D R

Feb 10, 2022

I do reco this cousecourse, the only downside is lab instructions are fuzzy sometimes.