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David Neary profile image
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5/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 3 months ago
I enrolled in this course having some familiarity with Linux but not much. Like many others I had high hopes for this course. This course consists of just under 20 "chapters" covering the various aspects of ... I enrolled in this course having some familiarity with Linux but not much. Like many others I had high hopes for this course. This course consists of just under 20 "chapters" covering the various aspects of Linux. However calling them chapters is a stretch. They could each probably be fit on less than 2 pages of paper. After going through the first few chapters I realized this course was very simple and almost unnecessary. For example, they had multiple videos on how to change the desktop background. (Hint: It's basically the same process as a windows computer.) The only graded work in the whole MOOC is the 30 question final exam. After the 4th "chapter" I decided to just skip to the exam because I couldn't stand the course. I passed rather easily despite not knowing anything about Linux servers or bash scripting. Overall I am disappointed in the course. I was expecting it to be challenging and much more in-depth. (That' not to say you wouldn't learn anything from it if you do take it.) In addition given that the verified certificate is $250, it appears that this course is more about making money than really teaching people. I am somewhat disappointed in edX for even offering it given their normal standard for a course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 9 months ago
We need a part 2, this knowledge is the core to many projects in the world. Its easy to access. Its harder to complete full trainee programs. So this would be best to publish content for everyone.
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