This is a very friendly step-by-step guide to Unix for beginners, it helps to build a solid foundation, and the exercises are designed to explore more about what has been introduced in the course.
A wonderful course! Answered so many questions I had and gave me a solid background in Git, Bash, makefiles, and working from the cloud. I will definitely be using these skills in my job search!
By Pratima S•
By Ugo N•
This course is very boring. But teaches you how to use Bash Shell.
I'm very disappointed and sad at this moment actually, because I want to move on to do other courses but this course is standing in the way of my progress. I just can't seem to get over the last few lectures of week 3. The form of teaching is not enjoyable enough to come back to the material, although what you learn is actually viable.
I have to stomach it and get through this course as quickly as possible, cause the mere thought of coming to it bothers my brain.
Overall, do it if you need to.
By Bart M•
This course is completely based on the book. There are very few instructional videos, most of the course consists of reading material. I learned a lot, but just wish there were more instructional videos and less reading material.
By Anthony A•
You need videos, not enough and all reading here, although it was the easiest course I've even started and completed. Took less than 1 day to complete and pass.
Good if you've never worked with Linux/Unix before, very elementary. Some of the questions on one of the quizzes require wrong answers.
By Ahmed M A M M•
The studying material demonstration is not fit for everyone and I see that it needs more explaining video from an instructor.
Pretty average. Would advise to pursue a Linux Foundation course. Or use linuxzoo.net
By Thomas L•
It's helpful if you want to know a thing or two about Bash.
By Christopher G•
Instructions for setting up the Unix environment on my Windows laptop were limited and didn't convey the challenges in setting it up. Commands don't always work as advertised, e.g., "make". I'm guessing that's a result of running Ubuntu in Windows 10 but I can't tell. I identified a potential solution but "sudo" won't accept my password so I wasn't able to attempt it. It's just been one annoyance after another. I imagine there are solutions for problems I've encountered but when basic operations don't work right it kills my enthusiasm for continuing with the course. I'm done with it.
By Stefan M•
Very basic. The git topic felt like not belonging to the course. The video were purely recorded.
By Milad V•
in my opinion some concepts is not described very well...
By aakriti k•
For the contents I will give 5.It was more of reading and less of talking. It would have been better if it was explained with example video to make the understanding more clear.Sadly, the policy in this course of reviewing by other members is somewhat stagnant and not pleasant and this is a thing which I hate about this course, you complete from your end but it will show In progress that means there is no difference between people who passed the tests and people who don't.
By Jason J•
When you get to week 2 and there are questions about 2 text files that you are just magically supposed to have, even though no links have ever been provided, and you search the forums and see students asking where they are in 2017, and still there are no links in 2020, you realize this is an abandoned course and is not worth your time or mine.