I finished the first section, which is meant to take seven days, in five days. This will eventually catch me up in the class, so that I finish on time at the end of November.
One down. Five sections to go. Twenty-five days left.
I don’t think it’s a surprise that I did this by the skin of my teeth. I learned something useful apart from the course, too. I almost let myself be derailed from finishing. Something is happening at work that I find upsetting, and I almost let that take over my brain and distract me from concentrating on the course. So I need to:
1. Pay attention to when that happens, and figure out how to let it go. No excuses. No letting other people derail me.
2. Tonight, after I’m done, I need to sit down and think my way through why said Work Thing is upsetting me. Because my reaction is all out of proportion. SO out of proportion.
It just dawned on me that this first section is “Navigating the System.” That strikes me as funny, as I’m learning how to learn, and learning how to navigate my new life while I’m at it. Speaking of Navigating the System, I wrote a thank you note to my prior therapist, this morning. We’ve not been able to get schedules to match up to do an exit session, and so a note of thanks will have to do, since I can’t do it in person.
Here’s what I finished between November 1st and 5th (today).
Week 1: Navigating the System – Finished November 5th
32 videos, 10 readings, 3 discussion prompts, 2 quizzes, 3 assignments
Video: Course Introduction – Nov 1
Reading: Navigating Coursera
Reading: Program Surveys
Reading: Discussion Forums
Reading: Get to Know Your Classmates
Discussion Prompt: Meet and Greet
Video: Lesson Overview and Practice Tips
Reading: Windows CLI and Unix Bash
Video: List Directories in a GUI
Reading: Size vs Size of Disk in Windows
Video: Windows: List Directories in CLI – Nov 2
Video: Linux: List Directories
Video: Windows: Changing Directories in the GUI
Video: Windows: Changing Directories in the CLI
Video: Linux: Changing Directories in Bash
Video: Windows: Make Directories in the GUI and CLI
Video: Linux: Make Directories in Bash
Video: Windows: Command History
Video: Linux: Command History
Video: Windows: Copying Files and Directories
Video: Linux: Copying Files and Directories – Nov 3
Video: Windows: Moving and Renaming Files, Directories
Video: Linux: Moving and Renaming Files, Directories
Video: Windows: Removing Files and Directories
Video: Linux: Removing Files and Directories
Discussion Prompt: Your Favorite OS
Video: Cindy Why OS is Important
Practice Quiz: Basic Commands
Video: Windows: Display File Contents
Video: Linux: Display File Contents
Video: Windows: Modifying Text Files
Reading: Notepad++ – Nov 4
Video: Linux: Modifying Text Files
Reading: GNU Documentation for text editors
Video: Windows Powershell commands and aliases
Video: Windows: Searching within Files
Video: Windows: Searching within Directories
Video: Linux: Searching within Files
Video: Windows: Input, Output, and the Pipeline
Video: Linux: Input, Output and Pipeline
Video: Windows and Linux Advanced Navigation
Reading: Windows PowerShell – Nov 5
Video: Ben First Tech Job
Discussion Prompt: What did you learn about OS?
Quiz: File and Text Manipulation
Video: Instructions for Accessing Linux Qwiklabs
Reading: Instructions for Accessing Windows Qwiklabs
Graded: Accessing Qwiklabs
Graded: Create, Modify, and Remove Files and Folders in Windows
Graded: Create, Modify, and Remove Files and Folders in Linux
One thought on “NaNoCertMo: Navigating the System”
Wow that sounds like a lot of work. Well done and keep going. Hope the work situation improves.
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