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edX Welcomes the Linux Foundation

Anant Agarwal EdXI have often referred to edX as the Linux for learning. And last week, The Linux Foundation became one of our first non-university members to offer courses on edX. Linux joined us as part of a new membership structure aimed at giving our two million students from around the world a broader array of courses to choose from.

And our students have responded. In just 24 hours, 2,500 students have enrolled in the first Linux course, LFS101x: Introduction to Linux. Clearly, people around the world want to understand Linux and seek to tap into its massive community to advance their careers and their understanding of how today’s technology is built. The fact that Linux is now offering its basic Linux class as a free MOOC -- normally costing $2400 -- to our learners is a wonderful opportunity, and we know that there will be continued interest in this course and others the Linux Foundation will offer on

The demand for Linux professionals far outstrips the supply. By offering this course on edX, the Linux Foundation is working to bridge a critical skills gap. We’ve heard from our students that they want courses that help improve their employment options -- this basic Linux training will give them just what they need.  Linux and edX share a mission: to improve access to education around the world through our open source technology. We are honored that the Linux Foundation, an open source pioneer, has selected edX to collaborate with them to train the next generation of Linux professionals.

Anant Agarwal, edX president.




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  • Md. Mahmudul Hasan Said:

    I am eager to interest about Linux course. So, i want to join the said course. please add me.

  • Jutt Said:

    why dont all you fools click the link and fill in details, instead of stating 'i want to join'

  • gohar Said:

    I am Linux Trainer on Enterprise level. You can add me if you want good job. But only serious student who want to learn and can work hard. Offering Foundation,Advance and Expert Level. Skype: goharmalik2010

  • karthikeyan r iyer Said:

    Dear Sir, How do I join the course.I am in India. Is online training is allowed.I am a Certified Ethical Hacker and I have used Unix, Linux Kali and Backtrack. I am also paralised on right due to stroke. Is there a certfication offered" Thanks for the opportunity karthik iyer

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