What you'll learn
Navigating the System
Users and Permissions
Package and Software Management
Operating Systems in Practice
In this course – through a combination of video lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice – you’ll learn about the main components of an operating system and how to perform critical tasks like managing software and users, and configuring hardware. We’ll wrap up with an example of how you might see this content show up in an interview setting.
By the end of this course you’ll be able to:
● navigate the Windows and Linux file systems using a graphical user interface and command line interpreter.
● set up users, groups, and permissions for account access.
● install, configure, and remove software on the Windows and Linux operating systems.
● configure disk partitions and file systems.
● understand how system processes work and how to manage them.
● work with system logs and remote connection tools.
● utilize operating system knowledge to troubleshoot common issues in an IT Support Specialist role.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks