NDG Linux 1


NDG Linux I

More challenging and thorough than “NDG Linux Essentials.” It helps you become good at Linux and gets you ready for certification.

Cisco Networking Academy and NDG co-made this course.

NDG Linux Skills Enhancement: Empower Your Career

NDG Linux is tailored for ambitious Linux system administrators aiming to enhance their skills and prepare for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certification. In NDG Linux I, you’ll engage in hands-on labs and activities to foster your expertise. You’ll perform maintenance tasks on the command line, set up and configure a Linux-based computer, and establish basic networking using virtual machines running Linux. No prerequisite knowledge is required, although the course covers concepts at a more challenging pace than NDG Linux Essentials. NDG Linux I is the first course in a two-course series alongside NDG Linux II.

Self-paced classes cost $29.95, while the cost of instructor-led classes varies by institution.

You’ll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Key Skills You’ll Acquire:
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Linux command line.
  • Install and configure a computer running Linux.
  • Configure basic networking using virtual machines.


Experience interactive lessons with practice labs, activities, videos, and quizzes. Finish with a final exam to test your knowledge.


Join student forums to ask questions and connect with instructors and peers. Network with alumni on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Proof of Completion

Get a certificate, attendance statement, or digital badge when you finish. Share your accomplishments on social media or your resume.

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