As one of the most successful open source collaborations, Linux has evolved into the most reliable operating system on the planet. It’s used for embedded systems to virtually all supercomputers for a good reason. Nearly every IT job requires some Linux knowledge. This course is a combination of two courses, Linux Unhatched and Linux Essentials. Students will begin to wade into the shallow end of Linux, the back-end operating system used by global titans such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NASA, Tesla, Amazon and more. Students walk away with a clear understanding of Linux and are guided step-by-step through a series of hands-on virtual machine activities. Students will then continue their knowledge of Linux exam objectives that will be needed for the CompTIA A+ Certification exams and prepare you for the demanding pace of NDG Linux 1. This course is offered in partnership with the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute.