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Operating Systems and You

Becoming a Power User

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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 filesystems 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 filesystems. ● 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.

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Rating 4.1 based on 247 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts Feb 11 (6 weeks ago)
Cost $49
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Instructor Google
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Computer Security And Networks Information Technology Support And Operations

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command line in 8 reviews

Loved learning about basic command line prompts.

I would say break it in to a few smaller labs where we practice the command lines more to get better accustomed with stuff and it would be great.

A lot of good information, and it was helpful with the powershell command line.

Now I know how to deploy an operating system, build and edit filesystems, manage users and groups, modify permissions, install and update software, manage processes, connect remotely, and monitor my systems – all from the command line!

This course was a great intro to operating systems and command line functionality.

I was a little aware about Ubuntu, but windows command line, is something which I used for the first time.

Command Line is a special form of torture.

so much in 8 reviews

Its so much fun learning to use Linux while i was used to windows.

I learned so much with a great teacher and hands assignments.

I learned so much.

Thank you so much!

I enjoy these courses but this one, not so much.

I feel so much more in control of my machine now, and I'm totally excited to try setting up my own VM so I can practice Linux skills on my own time.

This is discouraging when you only have so much time and I had to do them many times to pass after jumping through many hoops.

So much of what is seen is sugar coated instasnap filtered that hearing Leverage your Strengths and work hard is reassuring.

issues with in 8 reviews

Excellent course marred only by a few issues with objective tracking in Windows lab instances.

Highly recommended Other than issues with the labs the course was informative.

There were a number of issues with that lab, and from the discussion board it looks like many other people had issues as well.

There are still a few issues with the labs, I really wish they were better because its the best method I've seen for this kind of training.

Had issues with graded assignments with system.

Issues with labs The Windows labs have lots of glitches.

The content is great, there are still some issues with the qwiklab interface, but once these issues are ironed out the course will be well worth it I had problems with some of the labs.

wIll be great at thIs I learned a lot in this course however the labs need some serious work as they are very buggy and have lots of issues with grading as well as syncing up to coursera.

very good in 7 reviews

A very good and well prepared course, I would recommend it to any one!

Very good course.

Very good content !

very good Favorite course in the certificate so far.

Very good course content.

I really love it...Lots of practicals in it..It helps our minds to come up and help in the coming society Very good course to understand linux and windows.

Very good course for a beginner like me.

windows and linux in 6 reviews

I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to become a power user of Operative Systems, like Windows and Linux.

The course covers the material needed to hone skills for an IT specialist This is an excellent course for beginners to learn about Windows and Linux OS.

Alright Fantastic course, chalked full of information to understand OS's, navigate command lines in both Windows and Linux and gives you the tools to execute and troubleshoot OS's.Some of the labs have bugs to look out for and work-around necessary, until these problems are resolved consult the discussion board for tips and tricks to complete the assessments.

I'm sure it was previously discussed, but I found it confusing to constantly bounce between windows and linux procedures.

Buggy labs aside, this was a great hands-on guide to Windows and Linux.

It often takes multiple attempts even to log in (Windows labs), and the score card (Windows and Linux labs) frequently doesn't even display a score at all, despite completing the labs successfully.

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Rating 4.1 based on 247 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts Feb 11 (6 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Google via Coursera
Instructor Google
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Computer Security And Networks Information Technology Support And Operations

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