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Course description:

The Linux Essentials course teaches students the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and command line, and basic open source concepts. 70 hours duration.

Who is the course suitable for?

Knowledge of Linux is a helpful skill for a wide variety of careers in business and IT.

Entry requirements:

Basic knowledge of computing and keyboard skills.

How is the course delivered?

Candidates use an online learning platform without the need to attend the college to gain this qualification. Guided online learning materials contain the information required to meet assessment criteria, and activities allow candidates to practice the skills and knowledge gained throughout each unit of the course. This course includes lab exercises to reinforce learning, quizzes and chapter assessments, and pre-final and final tests to measure understanding.

Course content:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand how Linux is used and the basics of the command line.
  • Apply skills using Linux virtual machine with step-by-step and hands-on lab activities.
  • Build foundational knowledge for progressively mastering Linux commands.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.

Progression opportunities:

Linux Essentials helps prepare students for entry-level jobs as a software developer or Linux administrator. When combined with the CCNA Routing & Switching Curriculum, the course prepares students for network engineer jobs.


This course is designed and hosted by an external company not affiliated with Nescot. As such, we take no responsibility for the performance of the product, its appropriateness, accuracy, reliability, or correctness.