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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 L. M M

Jul 3, 2020

That week 6 linux work... for the birds. That's the only reason for the 4 stars.

By Caira C

Sep 28, 2019

This course is very difficult and the qwikilabs are more confusing than helpful.

By Nazmul H

Feb 10, 2021

Very good course for beginners as well as seniors to brush up the key concepts.

By Yousuf A

May 1, 2020

very tough and most important part of IT support specialist ( Thank You Cindy )

By scott c

Apr 15, 2018

A lot of good information, and it was helpful with the powershell command line.


Mar 23, 2018

Not as deep as the computer networking course, but still an interesting teaser.

By Erica M

May 24, 2021

Excellent course, well taught. So much information packed into a short course.

By Gianne F

Apr 20, 2021

Definitely took longer, not as exciting content but good information to know.

By Jim K

Jul 13, 2018

Great course. It would have 5 stars but there were a lot of Qwiklab glitches.

By Ammar A

Feb 19, 2023

it was very hard to complete this course, I would thanks Google and coursera

By Ranbo F

Oct 25, 2021

It was great to test my knowledge and learn things that I didn't know about

By Viswanath _

Aug 29, 2020

could have been more explanatory on the CLI but anyway i enjoyed the course.

By Alec D

Jun 18, 2018

Some of the labs are finiky and can require multiple attempts to accomplish.

By Serena R

Jan 14, 2023

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to enhance my learning experience.


Dec 11, 2020

this course is valuable and cornerstone in world of information technology

By Hamza M

Oct 14, 2020

Good course overall, there's still room for improvement in terms of details

By James S

May 17, 2020

Overall, great course. Some of the instructions on the labs were confusing.

By Tristan T

Mar 22, 2020

The last qwiklab is a complete mess with issues such as broken applications

By Zachary S

Aug 20, 2021

This course is definitely a challenge, which is what people need to learn.

By uwizeye j

Dec 7, 2020

great course though for linux it will be difficult for a beginner for sure

By Roy M M

Mar 5, 2018

I surely will keep my fingers on the keyboard to hopefully master the CLI.

By Deanna D

Mar 1, 2018

Some instructions on the labs are not always clear and could use some work

By Derrick S

Feb 4, 2018

I learn alot of new skill in powershell and linux that I find very useful.

By Andrew K

Oct 18, 2022

Pretty good. Had to search on my own enough to internalize the material.

By Jose A

Oct 1, 2021

Including an in-depth explanation of commands could assist with learning.