The Linux Foundation programs include Massive Online Open Courses (MooCs) and scholarships for those under-represented groups who need the opportunity to learn skills so they can earn a living and drive innovation through open source. We offer numerous free courses and scholarships to those in need.
The Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarships
The Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarships provide Linux training to developers and IT professionals who show interest and promise in becoming more active in and knowledgeable about Linux and open source development but cannot otherwise afford to attend a Linux Foundation training course. Each scholarship recipient will have the fees of one training course and one Linux Foundation certification exam covered for them.
The Extended Learning Linux Foundation Scholarship Program
The Extended Learning Linux Foundation Scholarship Program, created by Linux Foundation and Goodwill, includes free access to the Intro to Linux (LFS101x) and Essentials of System Administration (LFS201) courses, and to The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam at no cost. Hundreds of disadvantaged individuals from underserved communities and a variety of backgrounds are expected to enroll in the new program in the year ahead.
Introduction to Linux
Designed for people who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux, this free edx.org online course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators, and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the three major Linux distributions. You can register for this self-paced online course at edx.org. Register for free >>
Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies
Experts from The Linux Foundation can help guide you step by step as you begin to navigate the cloud in our Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies. They host some of the world's leading open source cloud projects and provide training and networking opportunities to educate a talent pool to support those projects. The Linux Foundation is a respected, neutral, nonprofit education source providing training for anyone learning how to build and manage cloud infrastructure. Register for free >>
Compliance Basics for Developers
Because open source is now found everywhere software exists, a good working knowledge of open source licensing and compliance is critical. This course is designed to teach software developers and producers why it is important to add copyrights and licenses to their code, as well as how to do so. In this course, you'll learn how to create file notices with copyrights and licenses. This will enable students to minimize problems and ambiguity, which is useful for internal corporate projects, as well as contributing to open source projects. This course also provides an overview of the types of licenses to consider, as well as the other permissions that you may need to secure prior to external contribution. Register for free >>