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Professional Certificate in
Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git
LinuxFoundationX

What you will learn

  • Understand how to work in a Linux environment.
  • Review the most important Linux methods and tools required.
  • Gain a strong foundation for working comfortably and productively in open source development communities.
  • Create new repositories or clone existing ones with Git.
  • Leverage Git to commit new changes, review revision histories, and examine differences with older versions (diffs).
  • Use Git to work with different branches, merge repositories, and collaborate with a distributed development team.

The “Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git” Professional Certificate Program is designed for developers with experience working on any operating system who want to understand the basics of open source software development. The program surveys how open source software works, including advantages of using it, methods of working in OSS communities, governance models and licensing choices. It delves into Linux systems and Linux tools for developers, including installation, desktop environments, text editors, important commands and utilities, command shells and scripts, filesystems and compiling software. It also provides a thorough introduction to Git, the source control system that arose out of the Linux kernel community, that enables widely distributed development to operate efficiently.

This program will prepare learners to work comfortably and productively in open source development communities and Linux environments. It shows learners have mastered important Linux methods and requisite tools, can use Git to create new repositories or clone existing ones, commit new changes, review revision histories, examine differences with older versions, work with different branches, merge repositories, and work with a distributed development team.

Expert instruction
3 skill-building courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
11 months
1 - 2 hours per week
Discounted price: $402.30
Pre-discounted price: $447USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. LinuxFoundationX's Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git Professional Certificate

  2. 1–2 hours per week, for 14 weeks

    Start your open source software (OSS) adventure today by learning the key concepts of developing open source software and how to work productively in a Linux environment.

  3. 1–2 hours per week, for 14 weeks

    Learn the tools you need to confidently work in Linux development environments and beyond.

  4. 1–2 hours per week, for 14 weeks

    Get a thorough introduction to Git, the source control system that arose out of the Linux kernel community, that enables widely distributed software development to operate efficiently.

    • 92% of hiring managers are having difficulty finding enough open source talent, meaning there are huge opportunities for those possessing open source skills.
    • Employers are prioritizing hires with certifications and other credentials that demonstrate they have the ability to do the job well, with 88% preferring these candidates.
    • Cloud technology is the knowledge area most in demand by employers, and since the majority of the cloud runs on Linux, it is essential to have a good foundation in Linux and open source to pursue a cloud career.

Meet your instructor
from The Linux Foundation (LinuxFoundationX)

Jerry Cooperstein
Senior Content Manager
The Linux Foundation

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Discounted price: $402.30
Pre-discounted price: $402.30USD
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