SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 9:45:38 AMCS 81.21 Course Outline as of Fall 2025

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 81.21Title:  INTRODUCTION TO LINUX  
Full Title:  Introduction to Linux
Last Reviewed:2/12/2024

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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Students will learn the basic concepts of the Linux Operating System including essential commands, computer operating system processes, user account controls, file system management, system security, and documentation. 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:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will learn the basic concepts of the Linux Operating System including essential commands, computer operating system processes, user account controls, file system management, system security, and documentation. 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:
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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Operate a standard Linux shell by using essential Linux commands and demonstrating comprehension of computer operating system processes.
2. Demonstrate proficiency with user account controls, file system management, and system security.
3. Find and understand Linux documentation.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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. Analyze and maintain system security.
7. Find and evaluate information about Linux from disparate sources.

Topics and Scope
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I. The Linux Community and a Career in Open Source
    A. Linux evolution and popular operating systems
    B. Major open source applications
    C. Open source software and licensing
    D. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills and working in Linux
II. Finding Your Way on a Linux System
    A. Command line basics
    B. Using the command line to get help
    C. Using directories and listing files
    D. Creating, moving and deleting files
III. The Power of the Command Line
    A. Archiving files on the command line
    B. Searching and extracting data from files
    C. Turning commands into a script
IV. The Linux Operating System
    A. Choosing an operating system
    B. Understanding computer hardware
    C. Where data is stored
    D. Your computer on the network
V. Security and File Permissions
    A. Basic security and identifying user types
    B. Creating users and groups
    C. Managing file permissions and ownership
    D. Special directories and files

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)

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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NDG Linux Essentials 2.21 online course material, Network Development Group. 2022

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