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Free Courses at Linux Academy – December 2019

Posted on December 1, 2019 by Janelle PoiselJanelle Poisel

To continually support your mission to learn and grow, we are always adding new, free courses and resources for developing Linux and Cloud skills.


Courses Free in December :

Cloudformation Deep Dive

Jenkins Quickstart

DevSecOps Essentials

amazon lightsail deep dive

AWS Essentials Course

Devops Essentials course

AWS Concepts course

Microsoft SQL Course

Database Amin Course

Kubernetes Essentials

Ansible Playbooks Deep Dive Course

Kubernetes the hard way Course

Included with Community Membership

How to Get a Linux Job

  • This course helps prepare you for applying for and successfully obtaining a Linux Job.

Free Mastery Courses

Vim- The Improved Editor

  • In this short course, we take a look at Vim, the improved editor. Learn how to use the keyboard to work with your text documents, complete searches, replace text, and format. We also show you how to branch out from Vim to run commands, capture the output into the current buffer, manage your buffers, and more.

LXC/LXD Deep Dive

  • “Container” is the new buzzword, but it doesn’t just mean Docker! This course dives into LXC (Linux Containers) and its container manager, LXD. Students will explore how containers work, how they compare with virtual machines and Docker containers, and how they handle application isolation. Students will learn by doing through installing and configuring containers and thoughtfully selecting a persistent storage strategy. This course also covers container networking including inter-container communication, managing container networks, and exposing container ports on the host. For advanced students, several use cases are explored and implemented using this exciting technology.

Mastering Regular Expressions

  • Here we break down the “vocabulary” and “grammar” of regular expressions. First, you’ll learn what those symbols and shortcuts mean, and then how to manipulate them to craft complex regular expressions.  Additionally, we’ll use some common Linux tools, like grep and sed for some front-end regex use examples.

Build It

Build Your Own Linux From Scratch

  • Learn how the Linux kernel interoperates with glibc (and the rest of the binary toolchain), and how various software packages rely on the kernel and glibc.

Free Essentials Courses

Google Cloud Essentials (NEW)

  • This course is designed for those who want to learn about Google Cloud: what cloud computing is, the overall advantages Google Cloud offers, and a detailed explanation of all major services – what they are, their use cases, and how to use them.

Big Data Essentials

  • Big Data Essentials is a comprehensive introduction addressing the large question of, “What is Big Data?” Using real-world examples, we highlight the growing importance of Big Data. We discuss architectural requirements and principles of Big Data infrastructures and the intersection of cloud computing. We also provide an overview of the most popular Big Data technologies including core Hadoop, the Hadoop ecosystem (Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Flume, Kafka, Storm, Ambari, Oozie, Zookeeper), NoSQL databases, and Apache Spark.

AWS Essentials

  • AWS Essentials is a course for anyone completely new to AWS; no prior experience needed. We provide an overview of the core services and walk you through setting up your AWS account. In this course, you will learn by doing using our live environment and quizzes to verify understanding.

Free Essentials Courses (CTD)

DevOps Essentials

  • Looking for a basic introduction to the concept of DevOps? Here we go over what DevOps is and how it impacts IT in the real world. This course explains the culture of DevOps as well as some of the main practices and tools associated with DevOps. Finally, it also introduces the student to the relationship between DevOps and the cloud.

YAML Essentials

  • Yet Another Markup Language (YAML) Essentials gives true beginners the skills they need to craft documents using this popular data serialization language. YAML is a popular choice for data storage, configuration files, configurations management, etc. used across a variety of programs/languages. This course explores how to write a properly structured YAML file in both the human-readable block style and JSON-compatible.

DevSecOps Essentials

  • This course covers the DevSecOps process with an emphasis on securing both legacy and hybrid cloud environments. We cover best practices for security in a conventional Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.

Kubernetes Essentials

  • Kubernetes is a powerful tool. It can help you manage complex applications and provides the ability to easily automate tasks that manage them. In this course, we will explore Kubernetes from a beginner’s standpoint. We will discuss what Kubernetes is, what it does, and work hands-on with some of the basic functionality of Kubernetes. Similarly, we’ll build a Kubernetes cluster and deploy a sample microservice application to it.

DevSecOps Essentials

  • This course covers the DevSecOps process with an emphasis on securing both legacy and hybrid cloud environments. We cover best practices for security in a conventional Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.

Concepts and Fundamentals Courses

AWS Concepts

  • This course is for the true beginner. If you have ever wondered: What is the cloud? AWS? Why do we use AWS?  The AWS Concepts course is for you. We’ll give a simple introduction to the concepts of Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, and its core services. There are no technical explanations or definitions to memorize. When finished with this course, you will have the foundation to move forward onto more advanced AWS courses.

Azure Concepts

  • In this course, we cover the basics of cloud services, the core components of Azure, and how companies are using it today.

Linux Operating System Fundamentals

  • Are you a non-technical person just wanting to know what this ‘Linux’ thing is? Then this course is for you. This course explains the history of Linux, the open-source movement, and how this software is used today. We look at its many types of deployments, and the various incarnations of a Linux “distribution.”

Amazon Lightsail Deep Dive

  • AWS offers a wealth of features allowing an experienced architect, engineer or developer to implement systems to meet any need. Amazon Lightsail compliments this flexibility by providing a simple, cheap and powerful way to utilize AWS services.


Overall the Free Community Edition Membership has many helpful resources: flashcards, community access, the courses we talked about today(videos only unless otherwise noted), and access to our mobile application. Quizzes, Labs, and other features are only available in the full membership. 


9 months ago

Im very interesting

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8 months ago

No mention of the new DynamoDB Deep Dive course?

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8 months ago

Hey Kirk, you can find the following course here.

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8 months ago

Pls send me link to these free courses at Linux Academy

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5 months ago

Hi there, you can find the links below the image of each course. You can also find our latest free courses for February.

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8 months ago

Hey.. maybe i’m missing something.. arrived here via linkedin post saying free courses but pressing any link above to any course suggest 7days free trial.. so if its trial and then payment what is free?? Would be great if you explain how to get the courses above for free as noted. Thx.

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5 months ago

Hi Joe, thank you for reaching out. You will be able to take these courses for free without doing a free 7-day trial. Please create your free Community account here and you will be able to access these free courses.


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