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Tim Cooke
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I just learned of this today so know nothing about it, but it's being run by the Linux Foundation so reckon it'll be pretty decent. And it's free (unless you want a Verified Certificate of Achievement then it's $250 USD)

It starts today to get cracking if you're going to do it!
edX : Introduction to Linux

Linux Foundation wrote:About this Course

Linux powers 94% of the world’s supercomputers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and a billion Android devices. In short, Linux is everywhere. It appears in many different architectures, from mainframes to server to desktop to mobile and on a staggeringly wide variety of hardware.

This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. It is designed for experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux, whether they are working in an individual or Enterprise environment.

Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions. You will be able to continue your progress as either a user, system administrator or developer using the acquired skill set.

Have fun with it and please do report back how it's going.
 
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I had a look at this over the weekend and it appears to be a completely 'self-study' style course to be started whenever you like, and completed at your own pace. It makes it extremely accessible and I have no doubt that I'm gong to learn a thing or two along the way.
 
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Yep. My wife signed up for it a few months back. Spent most of the weekend on it.

It is designed along the lines of an actual college course (in fact, I think MIT might be associated with it somehow), and the estimated time-to-complete is around 50 hours, as would be typical for a college course.
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