SRJC Course Outlines

3/2/2024 10:46:18 PMCS 181.23B Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 181.23BTitle:  LINUX ADMINISTRATION 2  
Full Title:  Linux Administration 2
Last Reviewed:2/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 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
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Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will prepare for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certification. This course prepares students for the exam objectives aligned to the second half of the Linux Professional Institute (www.LPI.org) LPIC-1 Linux Administrator first certification exam. Students who successfully complete this course will understand shells, scripting, data management, interfaces and desktops, administrative tasks, essential system services, network fundamentals and system security. Linux has been around since the mid-'90s and is widely adopted across products, markets and industries. Mastering Linux installation, configuring and maintenance is key to securing an IT administrator job.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CS 181.2 ( or CS 181.23A)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will prepare for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certification. This course prepares students for the exam objectives aligned to the second half of the Linux Professional Institute (www.LPI.org) LPIC-1 Linux Administrator first certification exam. Students who successfully complete this course will understand shells, scripting, data management, interfaces and desktops, administrative tasks, essential system services, network fundamentals and system security. Linux has been around since the mid-'90s and is widely adopted across products, markets and industries. Mastering Linux installation, configuring and maintenance is key to securing an IT administrator job.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 181.2 ( or CS 181.23A)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
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CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
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CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
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Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Use current best pratice encryption methods to secure data and communications.
2. Configure basic network services, using virtual machines running Linux.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of accessibility technologies.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Configure and implement general networking methods and security policies.
2. Maintain the system time and synchronize the clock via Network Time Protocol (NTP).
3. Perform basic forward and alias configuration on a client host using Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) programs.
4. Localize a system in a language different than English.
5. Review and modify system configuration to ensure host security in accordance with local security policies.
6. Customize existing scripts or write simple new Bash scripts.
7. Add, remove, suspend and change user accounts in accordance with local security policies.

Topics and Scope
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I. Advanced Shell Features
    A. Shell scripts
    B. Bash scripts
 
II. Administering the Display
    A. X window
    B. Graphical desktops
    C. Accessibility
 
III. User and System Administration
    A. User and group accounts
    B. Scheduling jobs
    C. Localization
 
IV. System Services
    A. System time
    B. System logging
    C. Email configuration
    D. Printer management
 
V. Networking
    A. Network fundamentals
    B. Network configuration
    C. Network troubleshooting
 
VI. System Security
    A. Account security
    B. Host security
    C. Encryption, including public & private keys

Assignments:
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Reading assignments include:
    1. Online research of Linux programming methods
    2. Approximately 30 pages per week from the curriculum
 
Homework problems include:
    1. Weekly online discussion thread participation
    2. Hands-on exercises and class performances to demonstrate proficiency with topics
    3. Online exams (10-20)
    4. Computer configuration assignments using the Linux operating system
 
Other assignments include:
    1. Skills demonstration examinations
    2. Classroom scenario-based exercises
    3. Midterm
    4. Final exam

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
5 - 10%
Weekly written online discussions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Homework problems, assignments for Linux configuration
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performance of Linux configuration and skills demonstration examinations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Exams, Midterm, Final Exam and skill demonstration examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Attendance and participation in scenario-based exercises


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook. 5th ed. Nemeth, Evi; Snyder, Garth; Hein, Trent R.; Whaley, Ben; Mackin, Dan. Addison-Wesley Professional. 2017 (classic)
Linux Bible. 10th ed. Negus, Christopher. Wiley Press. 2020
Linux Administration: The Linux Operating System and Command Line Guide for Linux Administrators. Cannon, Jason. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2016 (classic)

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