I am currently looking for my next step in my career, and I'd like to learn more about Linux. Can you recommend...
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any very inexpensive or free Linux courses online and in the Boston area? In my previous job as a Web administrator, I did play around with some Linux machines but we did not have any in production. I am currently not working, and therefore I am on a tight budget. Any course that will help get me a job will be worth the cost! There are many on-site courses given in the Boston area, though I'm not sure any of them meet your requirement as being inexpensive. See this link to a company in Boston that offers a four-day class. The price is $1695.
You may be better off with the on-line variety. Here's a free one, from the folks at linux.org.
For a little bit of money ($59), you can have access to a program that has 9 areas of Linux as part of its curriculum.
Courses are good, but my recommendation to you is to get a free copy of Linux somewhere as part of a book, install it on an old PC or create a partition on an existing PC, and have some fun. I believe that you can learn operating systems best by playing around with them. Good luck!
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