About this Specialization

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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. Upon completion of this Specialization, you will receive a certificate from Coursera as well as a digital badge from The Linux Foundation recognizing your proficiency in open source software development, Linux environment and Git. Use your verified digital badge to promote your achievement online, and access job insights related to your new skills.
Learner Career Outcomes
36%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
36%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

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.

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Open Source Software Development Methods

4.6
stars
1,007 ratings
217 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Linux for Developers

4.5
stars
1,131 ratings
212 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Linux Tools for Developers

4.6
stars
579 ratings
100 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Using Git for Distributed Development

4.6
stars
435 ratings
83 reviews

Offered by

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The Linux Foundation

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