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COURSE NUMBER: INFO173
COURSE TITLE:Linux Operating System
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person, Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Linux. Students will learn about and use the various tools for installing, administering, and configuring Linux. Students will also learn about and manage a Linux system on a day-to-day basis. This course maps out fully to CompTIA’s latest Linux+ certification exam.

PREREQUISITES:
INFO163 or concurrent enrollment.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Gain a complete, step-by-step approach for learning the fundamentals of local installation, configuration of core local services, and the general local management and maintenance of Linux.
  • Build, maintain, and troubleshoot a linux machine on a local area network.
  • Communicate both orally and written how linux could be beneficial for companies and their users.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Welcome to Linux
  2. Installation Overview
  3. Step-by-Step Installation
  4. Introduction to Ubuntu
  5. The Shell
  6. The Linux Filesystem
  7. The Linux Utilities
  8. Networking and the Internet
  9. The Bourne Again Shell (bash)
  10. System Administration Core Concepts
  11. Files, Directories, and Filesystems
  12. Finding, Downloading, and Installing Software
  13. Printing with CUPS
  14. Administration Tasks
  15. System Security
  16. Configuring and Monitoring a LAN
  17. Setting Up Virtual Machines Locally and in the Cloud
  18. The OpenSSH Secure Communication Utilities
  19. The rsync Secure Copy Utility
  20. FTP Transferring Files Across a Network
  21. postfix Setting Up Mail Servers, Clients, and More
  22. NIS and LDAP
  23. NFS Sharing Directory Hierarchies
  24. Samba Linux and Windows File and Printer Sharing
  25. DNS/BIND Tracking Domain Names and Addresses
  26. ufw, gufw, and iptables Setting Up a Firewall
  27. Apache (apache2)Setting Up a Web Server
  28. Programming the Bourne Again Shell (bash)
  29. The Python Programming Language
  30. The Maria DB SQL Database Management System

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to evaluate a student’s progress. Points will be assigned to all work, such as lab projects, class participation, research papers, presentations, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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