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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 4 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), German, Spanish, Persian

Skills you will gain

Shell ScriptGithubBash (Unix Shell)Cloud Computing
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

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 4 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), German, Spanish, Persian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Unix and Command Line Basics

This week we'll help you get access to Unix (you may already be using it), and you'll start using the command line. We'll draw parallels between using your mouse and keyboard with your computer's graphics versus only using the command line....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading13 readings
Introduction10m
The Unix Workbench Book10m
What is Unix?10m
Mac & Ubuntu Users10m
Windows10m
Hello Terminal!45m
Hello Terminal! Exercises10m
Navigating the Command Line45m
Navigating the Command Line Exercises10m
Creation and Inspection45m
Creation and Inspection Exercises10m
Migration and Destruction45m
Migration and Destruction Exercises10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Command Line Basics20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Working with Unix

Now we'll get into the power of different Unix tools. We'll walk through several scenarios where you could use Unix to perform tasks at a much faster speed than you would be able to normally....
Reading
1 video (Total min), 16 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading16 readings
Self-Help10m
Self-Help Exercises10m
Get Wild10m
Get Wild Exercises10m
Regular Expressions10m
Metacharacters10m
Character Sets10m
Escaping, Anchors, Odds, and Ends10m
Find10m
Search Exercises10m
History10m
Customizing Bash10m
Differentiate10m
Pipes10m
Pipes Exercises10m
Make10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Working with Unix20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Bash Programming

During this week we'll unleash the command line's usefulness as a programming language. By the end of this week you'll be writing your own little computer programs that you can use on the command line....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 25 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading25 readings
Math10m
Math Exercises10m
Variables10m
Variables Exercises10m
User Input10m
User Input Exercise10m
Conditional Execution10m
Conditional Expressions10m
If and Else10m
Logic and If/Else Exercises10m
Arrays10m
Arrays Exercises10m
Braces10m
Braces Exercise10m
for10m
while10m
Nesting10m
Loops Exercises10m
Writing Functions10m
Getting Values from Functions10m
Functions Exercises10m
The Unix Philosophy10m
Making Programs Executable10m
Environmental Variables10m
Writing Programs Exercises10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Bash Programming20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Git and GitHub

First you'll learn how to use Git, which is like "track changes" for your code and plain text files, but much more powerful. We'll then explore how to use Git with GitHub, a social coding network where you can publish you projects and explore other's code. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 16 readings, 2 quizzes
Video1 video
Reading16 readings
What are Git and GitHub?10m
Setting Up Git and GitHub10m
Getting Started with Git10m
Git Exercises10m
Gitting Help, Logs, and Diffs10m
Ignoring Files10m
Important Git Features Exercises10m
Branching, Part 110m
Branching, Part 210m
Branching Exercises10m
GitHub10m
Markdown10m
Pull Requests10m
Pages10m
Forking10m
GitHub Exercises10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Git & GitHub10m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Nephology

Finally we'll set up a cloud computing environment so we can explore how computers communicate with each other using the internet....
Reading
11 readings, 1 quiz
Reading11 readings
Introduction to Cloud Computing10m
Setting Up DigitalOcean10m
Connecting to the Cloud10m
Moving Files In and Out of the Cloud10m
Talking to Other Servers10m
Automating Tasks10m
Cloud Computing Exercises10m
Shutting Down a Server10m
Next Steps10m
Giving Feedback10m
Using This Book10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Nephology10m
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Top Reviews

By KSJan 29th 2018

A wonderful course! Answered so many questions I had and gave me a solid background in Git, Bash, makefiles, and working from the cloud. I will definitely be using these skills in my job search!

By LSSep 11th 2017

It is suitable for Unix/Linux beginners who are new to shell. It introduces popular code sharing and merging tool GitHub, which most programmers would find very useful in software development.

Instructors

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Sean Kross

Department of Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Jeff Leek, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Brian Caffo, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Roger D. Peng, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

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