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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Experience as a developer on any operating system

Experience in working at the command line is not necessary, but would be helpful

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Experience as a developer on any operating system

Experience in working at the command line is not necessary, but would be helpful

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Git and Git Installation

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Reading
6 videos (Total 20 min), 12 readings, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
Module 1 Overview1m
Revision Control3m
Graphical Interfaces for Git2m
Using a Browser and cgit on the Linux Kernel Source (Demo)3m
Revision Control Systems7m
Reading12 readings
Preparing Your Computer10m
Available Revision Control Systems2m
Documentation and Other Resources3m
cgit Example at git.kernel.org (Lab)20m
Binary Installation10m
Installing from Source10m
Getting the Latest Version with Git and Compiling (Lab)40m
Converting a CVS Repository to Git (Lab)30m
Converting a Subversion Repository to Git (Lab)30m
Basic Commands10m
A Simple Example30m
Setting Up a Repository, Making Changes and Commits (Lab)m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Introduction to Git10m
Git Installation (Ungraded)7m
Git Installation10m
Git and Revision Control Systems10m
Using Git (Ungraded)4m
Using Git (An Example)10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

Working with Git

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Reading
10 videos (Total 25 min), 22 readings, 6 quizzes
Video10 videos
Concepts and Design Features4m
Git Architecture4m
Committing vs. Publishing1m
Upstream vs. Downstream1m
Forking1m
File Categories3m
Making a Commitment1m
Branches3m
What Is Merging?1m
Reading22 readings
Content vs. Pathnames10m
Basic File Commands10m
Practicing with Basic File Commands (Lab)40m
Making a Commitment10m
Identifiers and Tags10m
Viewing the Commit History10m
Reverting and Resetting Commits12m
Tidying Repositories5m
Who Is to Blame?6m
Bisecting10m
Bisecting with git (Lab)m
Branch Creation10m
Branch Checkout10m
Getting Earlier File Versions5m
Working with a Development Branch (Lab)40m
Differencing Files10m
Diffing in Git10m
Exploring Changes with git diff (Lab)20m
Merge Commands10m
Rebasing10m
Resolving Conflicts While Merging (Lab)45m
Rebasing (Lab)45m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Git Concepts and Architecture10m
Managing Files and the Index10m
Commits10m
Branches10m
Diffs10m
Merges10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

Working with Other Developers

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Reading
5 videos (Total 13 min), 12 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Working with Distributed Repositories2m
Why Use Patches?2m
Emailing1m
Gerrit3m
Reading12 readings
Cloning10m
Publishing Your Project12m
Fetching, Pulling and Pushing10m
Accessing a Repository Remotely with git Protocol (Lab)m
Accessing Your Repository Remotely with ssh (Lab)40m
Accessing Your Repository Remotely with http (Lab)40m
Pushing Changes into the Remote Repository (Lab)40m
Why Use Patches?5m
Producing Patches7m
Applying Patches10m
Synchronizing with Patches (Lab)m
A Gerrit Walkthrough (Lab)30m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Managing Local and Remote Repositories10m
Using Patches10m
Working with Other Developers (Ungraded)10m
Advanced Git Interfaces: Gerrit10m

Instructor

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Jerry Cooperstein

Director of Training
Training & Certification

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation supports the creation of sustainable open source ecosystems by providing financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training. Working together, The Linux Foundation and its projects form the most ambitious and successful investment in the creation of shared technology....

About the Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git Specialization

The Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git Specialization will give you a strong foundation for working comfortably and productively in open source development communities. By completing the specialization, you’ll have a better understanding of the Linux environment, as well as methods and tools required to successfully use it, and you’ll know how to use git, the distributed version control system....
Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git

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