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08 February 2010, 12:08

OU announces Linux course

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The Open University has announced 'Linux - an introduction' a ten week course on the open source operating system aimed at absolute beginners.

Starting in May, registration for the first ten week course closes on the 24th of April. The course will cost £185 for students in the UK. The OU gives a second start date of October 2010, although registration for that date is not yet open, and in future hopes to run the course twice a year.

According to the OU, students will download and use Ubuntu, Damn Small Linux and Virtualbox as part of the coursework. A web browser that can play Flash and Shockwave content is required to participate in the online activities of the course.

Subjects covered by the course include:

  • Installation of Linux
  • Updating and managing the operating system
  • Basics of the command line environment
  • Working with Linux file systems
  • Structure of Linux and similar operating systems
  • History of Linux and other operating systems
  • Basic web server set-up
  • Users and user group management
  • Set up Linux to suit personal preferences
  • Lower level-functions of Linux
  • First principles of Linux systems security
  • Appreciation of the purpose and quality of the open source community.

The OU says that students successfully completing this course will be in a position to take the CompTIA Linux+ certification, an internationally recognised work-based qualification.


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