[Ubuntu-US-CA] Linux Upskill Challenge

Nathan Haines nhaines at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 4 04:35:29 UTC 2021

Do you wish you knew what it took to run your very own Linux server?
Having fun with your Linux desktop, but ominously aware of a mystic
command-line world underneath it all?  Well now's your chance to learn
more about it step by step over the next month, in small, bite-sized
chunks each work day.

Starting tomorrow, the Linux Upskill Challenge for January 2021 begins.
 And it repeats every month.

Simply visit https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxupskillchallenge/ to get started.

The course recommends you create a new server in the public cloud, to
get the full sense of working on a real, vulnerable server and the best
safety practices.  If you wish to do that, DigitalOcean is a great place
to start, and this referral code will give you $100 of credit for 60
days.  (The course only requires a basic $5 a month 'droplet'.)


Otherwise, on Ubuntu or any other distro that supports snaps, install
Multipass and create a distro with `multipass launch`

Or, grab an Ubuntu server install image from
http://releases.ubuntu.com/focal/ and use your favorite virtualization
software or older PC.  Or use a Raspberry Pi or other architecture from
an image here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/releases/focal/release/

However you run an Ubuntu server, you'll be able to take a free,
four-week course on system administration that will give you the core
knowledge to run your own Linux server, and give you the opportunity to
discuss each day's lesson with others.

The course starts on Monday, January 4th, and each day's lesson is only
available for a couple of days, so if you're ready for a challenge or
just to refresh your skills, now's your chance!


Nathan Haines
Ubuntu - https://www.ubuntu.com/

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