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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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May 23, 2020

A wonderful course of prevention that I learned a lot from,

Using commands with Windows and Linux

How to deploy and install operating systems through the network and Alot



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 Kadija D

Jan 13, 2022

Course is very imformative and interesting, as it help me learn the ins and outs of computer OS.

By Tito

May 3, 2021

This course was tough but taught me a lot. Coursera support was great when i was stuck on a task.

By Andrew S

Mar 24, 2021

I think this was one of the more fun courses. I liked the interactivity - it was easier to learn.

By Mortimer L

Dec 20, 2018

There is a lot to learn (and practice) here for this challenging course (if you are new to this).

By Bitol C T

Sep 18, 2021

Very demanding course but thanks to vibrant and kind support personnel , everything made simple!

By Johnny D

Nov 28, 2019

Very interesting but a bit complicated as we use the CLI and not normal standard user interfaces

By Frank L

May 28, 2019

Overall pretty straight-forward, some of the steps in the labs could be a little bit more clear.

By Eric

Dec 1, 2018

I wish they would fix the glitches with quizzes. It affects my confidence in what I am learning.

By Hilary S

Mar 22, 2018

The only thing holding this back from being a 5 star review is the glitchy qwiklabs environment.

By Abdul M N

Nov 11, 2022

Definitely learned few thing especially about logs and identify issue in both linux and Windows

By John T

May 25, 2020

I’m glad to have a chance to use Linux in this course because I have never used it much before!

By Kyle T L

Jan 20, 2020

Linux Lab was very diffcult, considering the minimal amount of instructions that were provided.

By Javier R

May 5, 2018

The course labs should have more practice sessions in order to have the materials well in hand.

By Robert F

Jan 1, 2023

I think the linux based lessons should be all paired together along with linux tests/qwiklabs.

By Brian

Feb 19, 2021

Some question-based exams would be more helpful than only labs with step-by-step instructions.

By Anthony M

Jul 21, 2020

Learned a lot of information. Powerful stuff that I will no doubt be using in the near future.

By Leslie J

Jul 17, 2019

May need more practice opportunities using some of the Linux commands before testing a student

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