SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2019 3:59:48 PMCS 81.21 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 81.21Title:  INTRODUCTION TO LINUX  
Full Title:  Introduction to Linux
Last Reviewed:9/11/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 50.71

Catalog Description:
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This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of the Linux Operating System. Completion of the course will provide a basic working knowledge of: free and open-source software and licenses, essential Linux commands, login and logout sequences, setting passwords, hardware, processes, programs and the components of the Linux Operating System, creating and restoring compressed backups and archives, system security, users/groups and file permissions for public and private directories, creating and running simple scripts and basic system administration.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of the Linux Operating System. Completion of the course will provide a basic working knowledge of: free and open-source software and licenses, essential Linux commands, login and logout sequences, setting passwords, hardware, processes, programs and the components of the Linux Operating System, creating and restoring compressed backups and archives, system security, users/groups and file permissions for public and private directories, creating and running simple scripts and basic system administration.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1. Operate a standard Linux shell using essential Linux commands, demonstrating increasing
    comprehension of computer operating system processes.
2. Demonstrate proficiency with user account controls, file system management and system
    security.
3. Demonstrate the ability to find and understand Linux documentation.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Organize and manage files and directories.
2. Create, modify, and combine documents.
3. Produce and run shell scripts and programs.
4. Evaluate and customize default system parameters.
5. Design, establish, and maintain multiple user accounts and file system.
6. Utilize windowing systems.
7. Transfer information between systems.
8. Analyze and maintain system security.
9. Find and evaluate information about Linux from disparate sources.

Topics and Scope
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I. Using Accounts
    A. Obtaining an account
    B. Logging in
    C. User names
    D. Passwords
    E. Directories
II. Linux System Basics
    A. Entering Shell commands
    B. Creating files and directories
    C. Navigating the file system
III. Basic Text Editing with vi
    A. Command vs. Insert mode
    B. Adding Text
    C. Deleting text
    D. Changing text
    E. Saving a text file
IV. I/O (Input/Output) Redirection
    A. Input
    B. Output
    C. Piping
V. Permissions
    A. Read, write, execute
    B. User, Group, Other
    C. Directory permissions
VI. System Processes
    A. Listing
    B. Controlling
    C. Terminating
VII. Getting Information on Linux
    A. "man" pages
    B. "help"
    C. "info"
    D. FTP (file transfer protocol)
    E. Newsgroups
    F. Web searching
VIII. Symbolic Links
    A. Hard vs. symbolic links
    B. Creating links
    C. Using links
IX. Tar and Compress
    A. Tape backups with tar
    B. File packages with tar
    C. Compress
    D. Gzip
    E. Other compression utilities
X. Text File Utilities
    A. Head
    B. Tail
    C. Cut
    D. Paste
    E. Tr
    F. Sort
    G. Grep
    H. Using pipelines with text utilities
XI. Introduction to Shell Scripts
    A. "Bash" and other varieties of shell interpreters
    B. Shell scripts and programming
    C. Making shell scripts
    D. Running scripts
    E. Script permissions
    F. The path variable and scripts
    G. Special script commands
XII. The .profile File
    A. The .profile command and other startup scripts
    B. How .profile works
    C. Commands to include in .profile
XIII. System Administration and Organizational Politics
XIV. Creating User Accounts
    A. The password file
    B. Home directories
    C. Mail directories
    D. Directory permissions
    E. Global permissions
XV. Mounting File Systems
    A. Varieties of Linux file systems
    B. Creating a file system on disk
    C. Mounting file systems
    D. Unmounting
    E. Checking and repairing file system integrity
XVI. X Windows
    A. Installing X Windows
    B. Varieties of X Windows interfaces
    C. Using X Windows programs
    D. Common X Windows programs

Assignments:
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1. Hands-on exercises to demonstrate each topic
2. Reading approximately 30 pages weekly from the textbook
3. Exams and quizzes (2 - 4)
4. Participate in class discussion topics

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 60%
Hands-on exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 80%
Exams and quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Linux: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Linux Operating System. Tale, Steve. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2017
NDG Linux Essentials online course material, Network Development Group: 2014

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