FTA Announce #17: GNU/Linux Basic and Advanced open for registration
Since January 2012 the FTA courses are organised in a bottom-up fashion: courses will take off if a sufficient number of participants have expressed their interest in a specific course and a minimum amount of tuition fees has been collected.
WARNING: the date of this post is approximate! All announcements from 2008 to 2013 have APPROXIMATE, guessed dates, because restored from a partial backup, to document the history of FTA.
Currently, we have two courses in the pipeline that should reach the threshold. The first one is the Basic GNU/Linux course and it could already take off on January 30th, 2012: we only need a few more enrolments! Following that module, we plan to run GNU/Linux Advanced later this year.
Interested? Please go to our Programme Page and follow the steps presented.
The aim of the Basic GNU/Linux course is to initiate you into the world of GNU/Linux. It covers the basics of the open source philosophy, how to use and modify GNU/Linux to suit your needs, and how to find your way in this new world more easily. Previous experience at user level with any operating system is recommended. Expertise in systems administration in any platform is desirable. Please note that this module is not a master-level course.
The contents of the module "The GNU/Linux operating system" are mostly related to systems administration. Students will learn how to install, configure and optimise a GNU/Linux operating system and the most widely used computer services. During this course students will engage in practical activities related to these topics, applying them in real GNU/Linux systems. Basic knowledge and skills in GNU/Linux is recommended. Expertise in system administration in any plattform is desirable background. Understanding the Concepts of Free Software and Open Standards is recommended.
If you are interested in a different course, please fill out the survey created to find out which persons are interested in which courses. Also make sure you're on the FTA Discussion mailinglist and touchbase with the Coordination Space.
New Payment Methods
We have new payment options are in place: apart from wire transfers we can now also receive tuition fees - and donations - through PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can use a credit card as well.
About the Free Technology Academy
The Free Technology Academy offers an online master level programme with course modules about Free Technologies. The FTA is hosted by the Free Knowledge Institute (FKI). The founding partners are the FKI and two European universities: the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain) and the Open Universiteit of the Netherlands. The Associate Partner Network adds to the founding base with a widespread network of organisations that share a common interest in offering courses in the area of Free Technology.