Why You Should Learn Linux
As per Stack overflow’s insights, the most common and the most loved platform happens to be Linux. If you do a quick search online on Linux you’ll see some interesting statistics. All of the fastest 500 supercomputers in the world run on Linux. 96.3 percent of the top 1 million web servers run on Linux. And 86% of all smartphones are powered by Linux.
In the cloud and DevOps world, many of the new tools are developed and used in Linux environments first before they are made available on Windows. For example containerization tools like Docker were only available on Linux-based systems for many years, before being supported on windows platforms. Similarly, automation tools like Ansible are required to be installed in a Linux environment. Even though Ansible can manage windows systems as target machines, a Linux system is required to be the Ansible controller.
In case of container orchestration tools like a Kubernetes cluster, the master nodes can only be Linux systems. As the documentation says, there are no plans to have a windows only Kubernetes cluster as of this recording. So when you go through our Kubernetes series of courses setting up a Kubernetes cluster is all done in Linux. The same is true for our CKA Certification exams. The Kubernetes and Red hat Ansible certification exams are all to be done on Linux systems. So if you plan to learn these technologies and get yourself certified, then it’s important to learn Linux through our Linux course.
The demand for DevOps and Cloud engineers is growing exponentially with each passing year. Every new job position now requires having knowledge of at least a few DevOps tools and at least one of the major cloud providers. As more and more organizations are adopting Devops and running their workloads in the cloud, fundamental understanding of Linux is a must. Especially if you have been working in a windows dominated environment.
Some of the most common challenges our students report while learning DevOps are:
That is why we built this Linux course. To help you get your foundations right, and help with these common struggles that many developers face.
In this Linux course you’ll join Bob (a fictional character) who is a new intern at a fictional company named Caleston technologies. Bob is tasked to build and deploy an application for a client demo. Bob is new to Linux and faces numerous challenges while working on his Linux laptop and servers. You’ll join Bob throughout this Linux course in order to learn the basics and fundamentals of the OS.
All of our lectures use visualization techniques and analogies to simplify complex concepts. These will make the concepts not only easy to grasp but also to remember them in the long term.
Each lecture in this Linux course is followed by our hands-on labs where you will be given challenges to solve. The labs open up right in your browser, so there is no hassle of setting up environments to practice. You start practicing seconds after the lecture is complete. The labs are fun to work with and give you challenges to solve.
Once you solve these challenges we will validate your work and give you feedback on where you went wrong. If you are not sure how to solve a problem, use the hints to solve them. The most important thing while learning Linux, especially the Linux command line is practice. The hundreds of questions in our labs throughout this course will give you enough hands-on practice to be confident in Linux.
After completing this program, you may enroll in our Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) course which is designed to help you build those skills and prepare for the LFCS exam. The LFCS exam is designed to test applicants on the core domains of knowledge and critical skills that successful Linux system administrators need.
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Mumshad Mannambeth — Founder of KodeKloud, an IT Consultant and a Certified Kubernetes Administrator.
Mumshad is passionate about sharing his knowledge and teaches over 600,000+ students worldwide. He believes the best way to learn is to learn by doing and in a fun way. He has authored multiple courses on DevOps and Cloud & Automation technologies. Mumshad’s courses focus on providing students with an interactive and hands-on experience in learning new technology that makes it fun & exciting.
Vijin Palazhi — Head of Technology at KodeKloud | HashiCorp and CNCF Trainer
Vijin is a training architect at KodeKloud. He is an Infrastructure Specialist with over 13 years of experience in IT Infrastructure with expertise in DevOps, Cloud, Systems Engineering, Architecture and Automation. Vijin loves to share his knowledge creatively, which keeps students motivated and focused on learning!