2014 was a big year for us in training. We launched a new groundbreaking certification program and released our wildly successful “Introduction to Linux” edX MOOC, which had roughly 300,000 enrollees. To build on that, we’re excited to announce our first-ever self-paced course that builds on the MOOC and prepares candidates for the LFCS exam: “Essentials of System Administration.”
This course is designed to teach all the necessary skills and background required to work as a system administrator in an enterprise IT environment. It includes lessons on user management, system security, and software management, and it has more than 70 labs to help students practice the skills they’re learning. And because the course is self-paced, students will be able to take their time to really master the topics at their own speed.
We’re particularly excited about the online, self-paced nature of “Essentials of System Administration” because we’re able to make this professional-quality course available anytime, anywhere, and at a lower price point than our instructor-led courses. That makes it more readily accessible to those looking to start a new career in Linux, regardless of location or economics. The course builds on the foundational knowledge covered in the free Introduction to Linux edX course.
As we mentioned above, this course is also designed to help students prepare to take the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam (also available anytime, anywhere), and that’s why we’ve included a discounted LFCS exam with the course fee. bundled an LFCS attempt with the course at a hefty discount. And for a limited time, we’re offering this course and certification bundle for $499 - an additional $100 discount. So if you’ve ever thought of starting a new career as a professional system administrator, this is a great way to get started - you can sign up here.
We’ll see you in class!