April 2019

Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User

This is part of the Google IT Support Professional Specialization

In this course — through a combination of video lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice — we learn about the main components of an operating system and how to perform critical tasks like managing software and users, and configuring hardware.


  • Configure disk partitions and filesystems.
  • Set up users, groups, and permissions for account access.
  • Install, configure, and remove software on the Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Navigate the Windows and Linux filesystems using a graphical user interface and command line interpreter.
  • Utilize operating system knowledge to troubleshoot common issues in an IT Support Specialist role.
  • Understand how system processes work and how to manage them.
  • Work with system logs and remote connection tools.

Skills: Powershell, Linux File Systems, Linux, Command-Line Interface

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