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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!


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.

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By Jakie R

Jul 9, 2021

This particular course put all the prior learning together for me.

By William D

May 18, 2021

I was a good course but the Windows labs were need to be improved.

By Edwin A

Apr 19, 2020

Great course little hard in the final lab especially in linux one.

By Miki K

Dec 23, 2018

It was really useful course, but Qwiklab was little bit stressful.

By Simone F

Aug 8, 2018

There is a large portion of a widely used operating system, MacOS.

By Guillermo R

Feb 9, 2018

Issue with some exams. Other than that the content is really good.

By Abdul S

Dec 27, 2021

I have better understanding on using different operating systems.

By Albert Y

Mar 20, 2021

It touches on everything you need to know about operating systems

By Polly P

Jul 19, 2019

Needs more hands on practice with figuring out and solving issues

By Starnisha P

Jul 29, 2018

the Linux labs weren't easy to understand at all in the 6th week.

By Alexander L

May 22, 2018

This course helped me learn the ins and outs of console commands.

By Syd S

Mar 11, 2023

The name on my certificate is incorrect, How may they change it?

By Ryan D G

Jan 26, 2023

Some of the labs kept messing up and required help from support.

By Daniel C R

Jan 26, 2022

Lots of Linux based systems, seemingly outdated but informative!

By Kennedy S

Sep 10, 2021

Well structured and very knowledgeable instructor, Great course!

By Sherita W

Feb 17, 2021

The labs were Ok for this course could have been a little better

By george p

Apr 6, 2022

could use some work but good refresher and good new info on OS

By Ruida Z

Jun 1, 2019

The last lab was horribly designed. Couldn't track my progress.

By John O

May 19, 2019

This is tough course take notes for Linux, labs good challenges

By Dean W

Jan 13, 2023

Great content, I would give it a 5 but a few labs have issues.

By Jean-Paul O

Apr 30, 2022

Solid introduction to command line in both Windows and Linux.

By Monica C

Jan 5, 2022

Over all it was good. Linux command line could use more time.


May 19, 2021

Linux Portion was super challenging I recommend taking notes.

By Yilmwen B P

May 2, 2021

My best course in the specialization, great course instructor

By Dan R

Apr 26, 2021

Some of the labs are broken as addressed in the class forums.