It was this summer when I saw this course LFS101x being offered on edX by The Linux Foundation. Both the terms Linux and edX excited me . So I decided to take this course.
My experience with prior online courses
I have taken few online courses on edX and coursera . In both the cases I loved the excitement and knowledge they provide. They were also fun learning and thus worked well for me.
My background prior to taking this course
Before taking this course I was an average newbie to Linux . All I was having was curiosity and a little knowledge of Linux . Thus I found this course perfect for me.
As being a programmer , I used Linux just for programming purposes. And wanted to expand the arsenal.
The journey of the course
The course started on 1 August ’14 . I took this course on its very first offering. It was a self-paced course and they provided all the chapters in advance. All chapters were divided into small sections . Each section ends with couple or more questions . There were video demonstrations of all major Linux shell commands which were great to catch the concepts.
It took me 10 days to finish this course , when I decided to take the final exam which I found pretty easy.
The course content was updated and discussion forums on edX were helpful.
In epitome it was a great learning experience and you will feel like a linux super user at the end 😉 .
What this course demands?
It’s easy and alluring to declare that you’re “starting” an online course , but it is equally important not to dwell on it for too long especially if this is your first online course.
That doesn’t mean this course requires great effort . All this course demands is commitment , dedication and will to learn.
It was great to be a part of such a massive learning group . Both the knowledge you gain and the community you get in touch with thrills you .
I highly recommend all of you to take this course.
They also provide an Honor Code certificate for free after scoring more then 70% in the final exam.
You can have a look at my certificate here.