Tech Learning Collective

Technology education for radical organizers and revolutionary communities.

Free, Foundational Self-Paced Computer Practice Labs

Tech Learning Collective provides some free, self-paced practice labs that you can use to jump-start your learing before you ever join us at one of our events.

These labs are provided free of charge, and are always available, so feel free to take as long as you need to work through them. Our “Foundations” series of courses are designed to introduce you to the most important foundations of our material. We also offer several bite-sized modules of additional material to show you some of what our longer in-person and online webinar workshops are like.

Of course, nothing can compare to learning directly from a teacher whom you can actually see and ask questions of in real time, but we hope that these self-paced learning modules will whet your appetite until your next (or first) class with us!

Foundations: Command Line Basics

Learn the basics of using a terminal or command line.

  1. Commands versus Buttons

    Understand the “command” paradigm as opposed to the “buttons” paradigm of using your computer.

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  2. Grammar for Command-line Languages

    Learn the basic rules of grammar common to almost all command-line languages.

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Sample Learning Modules

These sample modules provide a peek at some of what you’ll learn in our more in-depth, instructor-led training workshops or intensive courses.

  1. Scaling SSH Authentication with Certificates

    Creating and using SSH certificates for host authentication.

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