The course Shell Workshop is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Beginner. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
A quick, one-lesson introduction to the Unix-style command-line environment.
Getting Started in the Shell
This course is intended to get you up to speed on the shell — using a terminal, managing files and directories, and running command-line programs.
Using a terminal; working with files and directories
Using command-line programs with options
Customizing the shell
This is a course for beginners to the shell environment.
To take this course, you’ll need a current Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.
You should be familiar with elementary programming concepts such as “statement”, “variable”, “argument to a function”, and “file”. No particular programming language is required, though.
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
Although the Unix shell has an “old school” feel, it remains an important skill, due to the incredible popularity of Unix-like systems: The majority of web servers in the world today run on Linux, and the same bash command line is shipped with every Mac computer.
Using the shell is a prerequisite for many other developer skills including version control (such as git) and deployment.
To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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