OS and Software

Offered by:
Linux Professional Institute

Course Description

The NDG Linux curriculum, developed by the Cisco Networking Academy partner NDG, is a 2-course series for aspiring Linux system administrators. 

Students develop proficiency in performing maintenance tasks on the command line, installing, and configuring a computer running Linux, and configuring basic networking, using virtual machines running Linux.

The Cisco Networking Academy offers the following 2 courses for Linux study:

NDG Linux I

The first in a 2-course series. Begin your Linux mastery and prepare for certification.

NDG Linux II

The second in a 2-course series. Further your mastery of Linux and prepare for certification.

Learn more.

NetAcad students can register at an active Cisco Networking Academy teaching Linux. Please check with your school to find out what they charge tuition-wise.

Who should complete this credential?

NDG Linux curriculum prepares you for careers in cloud computing, cybersecurity, information systems, networking, programming, software development, big data, and more.

Aligned with two certifications: Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 Certification and CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI Certification.

Two courses:  NDG Linux I, NDG Linux II

  • More rigorous than Linux Essentials
  • Built-in virtual machine to experiment with Linux commands
  • Hands-on labs and activities
  • Chapter, midterm, and final exams

Step-by-Step Guide to Begin Credential

Find a location near you that offers Cisco Networking Academy courses.

Complete both Linux NDG courses at a Cisco Networking Academy to achieve the knowledge needed.  Visit the NDG Linux URL’s below for more information. 

Visit the ‘NDG Linux I.’

No formal prerequisites, but NDG Linux Essentials or equivalent knowledge recommended.

First course in 2-course series needed for preparing for LPIC-1 (Exam 101) Certification.

Visit the ‘NDG Linux II.'

Prerequisite:  NDG Linux I or equivalent knowledge is recommended.

Prepare for certification LPIC-1 (Exam 102).

For more information, visit the Cisco Networking Academy website


Visit the ‘NDG Linux I’ and ‘NDG Linux II’. 

For course demos and other collateral, visit the Cisco Networking Academy Course Demos and Collateral.