Don’t be afraid of command line! It is friendly and powerful tool allowing to process large data and automate tasks. Practically identical is command line also in Apple osX, BSD and another UNIX-based systems, not only in Linux. The course is designed for total beginners as well as intermediate advanced students. The only requirement is an interest (or need) to work in command line, typically on Linux computing server.
Course will be taught in Linux, but most of the point are applicable also for another UNIX systems like osX.