Linux Basics: The Command Line Interface

Course 6 of 7: Professional Certificate in C Programming with Linux 7 Weeks 3 - 5 Hours per week recommended
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About this course

This course will introduce you to Linux, a powerful operating system used by most professional developers!

Why add Linux to your C programming skills? Most people use Linux without knowing it! Whether you use a smartphone, search the web, or use an ATM, each time Linux is involved somewhere in the background. It is the most used operating system for embedded devices and high-performance servers. It is also the most common operating system used by developers to create software applications.

In this course, you will learn the history of Linux and how its open source community was able to create today’s most advanced operating system. You will navigate the file system, use fundamental Linux commands and master the Linux command line interface. These are essential skills for every developer.

You will also be able to produce software written in C using the industry-standard tools on Linux.

Within moments you will be coding hands-on in a new browser tool developed for this course, receiving instant feedback on your code. No need to install anything!

We are excited to introduce you to Linux and guide you along your path to becoming a skilled user of this powerful operating system!

At the end of this short course, you will reach the sixth milestone of the C Programming with Linux” Professional Certificate program, unlocking the door to a career in computer engineering.

This course has received financial support from the Patrick & Lina Drahi Foundation.

What you’ll learn

  • Situate on a timeline the key dates of Unix and Linux creation
  • Use basic commands to control the Linux Operating System
  • Navigate and manipulate the Linux Filesystem using the command line interface
  • Manage the memory and processes running on Linux
  • Compile and execute a C program on Linux

Meet your instructors

Petra Bonfert-Taylor

Petra Bonfert-Taylor is a Professor and an Instructional Designer at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Technical University of Berlin (Germany) in 1996 and subsequently spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan before accepting a tenure-track position in the Mathematics Department at Wesleyan University. She left Wesleyan as a tenured full professor in 2015 for her current position at Dartmouth College. Petra has published extensively and lectured widely to national and international audiences. Her work has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with numerous research grants. She is equally passionate about her teaching.The recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Wesleyan University, the Excellence in Teaching Award at the Thayer School of Engineering and the NH High Tech Council Tech Teacher of the Year Award, Petra has a strong interest in broadening access to high-quality higher education and pedagogical innovations that aid in providing equal opportunities to students from all backgrounds.

Rémi Sharrock

Rémi Sharrock is an associate professor at Telecom ParisTech, IMT, France. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France in 2010. Rémi’s main research focuses on large scale distributed systems and autonomic computing, as well as their applications to learning at scale. He’s passionate about innovative tools for online learning and has received the “MOOC of the year prize” for two of his french courses on C programming and Linux.
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Duration

7 Weeks

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

Dartmouth