The course is due to start this Saturday. I have signed up. Have you?
Not sure? Here is the course outline. Still not sure? You may sign up for free or pay $2,400 for a 4-day seminar.
Getting ready for the course? Install Mint Mate. Google “linux distros” will show up many expert opinions about the pros and cons of various distros, but surely, there have to be reasons for Mint to remain consistently on top of the DistroWatch list. After finishing the course, consider perhaps Archlinux to continue the learning process.