The Linux Foundation has announced that its Introduction to Linux training course, currently in its sixth edition on edX, has had over one million enrollments. This course was the first on edX from the Linux Foundation and now there are many more.
Introduction to Linux (LFS101) training course develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line across the major Linux distribution families.
The first presentation of the Linux Foundation’s Introduction to Linux started on August 1st, 2014. Thanks to advance publicity there had been over 140,000 enrollments before it even began. It has recently passed the milestone of over 1 million enrollments, over the various editions of the course and is still open for new enrollments.
To have introduced over a million individuals to Linux is a tremendous milestone. One of our primary goals is to bring more talent into the open source community, and offering free, high quality training that is accessible to anyone who wants it is essential to achieving that goal. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who has supported these efforts, including our members, instructors, training support team, and the students themselves. We look forward to training the next million!
said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.
In conclusion, Introduction to Linux remains open for new enrollments. There is no cost to complete the course, and verified certificates of completion are available for $199. The Linux Foundation offers two dozen free training courses on open source projects including Linux, Kubernetes, Hyperledger, and more in partnership with edX.