About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

Experienced computer users and developers with limited/no experience working in a Linux environment, or who have worked before on Linux systems and want to know how to use git.

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 10 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Experienced computer users and developers with limited/no experience working in a Linux environment, or who have worked before on Linux systems and want to know how to use git.

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 10 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Open Source Software Development Methods

4.5
119 ratings
22 reviews
Course2

Linux for Developers

4.5
105 ratings
15 reviews
Course3

Linux Tools for Developers

4.4
65 ratings
8 reviews
Course4

Using Git for Distributed Development

4.5
59 ratings
6 reviews

Instructor

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Jerry Cooperstein

Director of Training
Training & Certification

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation supports the creation of sustainable open source ecosystems by providing financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training. Working together, The Linux Foundation and its projects form the most ambitious and successful investment in the creation of shared technology....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • We estimate that it takes about 60-70 hours, on average, to complete the specialization.

  • Experience as a developer on any operating system.

    Experience in working at the command line is not necessary, but would be helpful.

  • We recommend that you do take the courses in order.

  • The Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git Specialization will give you a strong foundation for working comfortably and productively in open source development communities. By completing the specialization, you’ll have a better understanding of the Linux environment, as well as methods and tools required to successfully use it, and you’ll know how to use git, the distributed version control system.

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