View Full Version : Free Online Linux classes by HP

November 11th, 2011, 02:18 AM
I thought some of you might like to know that HP offers hundreds of free online classes. I've taken their java and php classes in the past.

Today I signed up for Linux 201: administering Linux for users

they also have

Linux 301: introduction to Linux system administration
Linux 401: intermediate system administration skills

which I'll probably take in succession.


So I thought I would share :)


Just thought I would share this great resource as well.

Free-Ed.net offers online instruction in many different academic areas including; Computer Science and Information Technology, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business, Marketing, and Economics, College of Skill Trades & Transportation, College of Nursing and Allied Health, College of Science, College of Social Sciences, College of Mathematics, College of Hospitality & Human Services, College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Public Services, and Institute of Technology. They also have an Office of Scholastic Exam Preparation which can help you prepare for the G.E.D., S.A.T., A.C.T., A.P. and C.L.E.P. exams.
http://free-ed.net/free-ed/FreeEdMain01.asp (http://free-ed.net/free-ed/FreeEdMain01.asp)

November 11th, 2011, 02:29 AM


November 11th, 2011, 04:23 AM
Nice. May have to take some time to review. :)

November 11th, 2011, 06:26 AM
Now if only HP would ship computers that don't have all four primary partitions on the hard drive already in use making it impossible to install Linux without substantial effort (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11299287&postcount=5).

November 11th, 2011, 06:43 AM
Nice. May have to take some time to review. :)

Your very welcome :)

November 11th, 2011, 07:06 AM
Awesome resources, thanks for sharing :)


November 11th, 2011, 11:51 AM
Must take a good look at that. I can't see anything about any means of actually getting a qualification from the courses, though; it would be pretty cool if you could just attend a testing center at the end of your course, pay $50 and sit an actual exam, and at the end of it get an industry-recognised qualification.

November 11th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Here is an article on Linux online learning sources to add. Most of these are not-free but at least they are an option:

Need Linux Skills? 12 Places to Learn Online (http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/243581/need_linux_skills_12_places_to_learn_online.html)
As more and more companies turn to Linux for mission-critical operations, making sure IT staff have the necessary skills is becoming more important than ever.

That's a significant challenge, because demand for Linux skills now far outstrips supply, making them a particularly hot commodity in the hiring market as companies large and small struggle to equip themselves with the talent they need.

The Linux Foundation reports that skills are one of the top challenges named by companies already using Linux, as I've noted before, while on IT employment site Dice.com, demand for Linux experience is growing at a rate of 31 percent year over year as opposed to just 20 percent overall.

So how do IT professionals get these coveted skills, whether for their own job-hunting purposes or for an employer that needs them? There are numerous opportunities online.

November 11th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Awesome resources, thanks for sharing :)


Yeah,looks really nice.

November 11th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Thanks Ms, I'll have to check it out.

November 11th, 2011, 06:22 PM
Thanks for the link! I'll definitely be checking these out!