This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the UNIX operating system using Linux. Students will learn how to create, delete, copy, move, and search for information on a Unix system as well as organize information using the UNIX system file structure. They will be introduced to the screen-oriented Visual Interface (VI) editor and have a chance to experiment with several other editors. Students will learn how to use the Bourne Again Shell (BASH),create shell scripts, and be introduced to the X Window system and its graphical user interface. They will also spend time exploring UNIX capabilities in the network environment and on the Internet. System administration, job control and printing will be covered.
Date First Offered:
- Total Hours: 45
- Lecture Hours: 45
This course is offered online:
- Successful completion of Operating Systems I
- Microsoft® Operating Systems
- Demonstrated experience using operating systems such as DOS and Windows® (various versions) and permission of the instructor is required.
- Introduction to Linux , Linux Installation
- Readings: Chapter 1, 2 and 3
- Linux User Interface and Utilities
- Readings: Chapter 4 and 5
- Linux Filesystems
- Linux Shell and BASH
- Linux GUI and Networking
- Linux System Administration
- Installing Linux Software, Managing Printing
- Linux Firewall and Apache Web Server
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Access a UNIX or Linux operating system, manage software jobs, manage files and services, add or remove users and produce system reports using UNIX / Linux software tools.
- Select, install and troubleshoot a Linux operating system.
- Edit text documents using the vi or vim text editor.
- Write a simple shell script for system administration tasks.
Number of Assignments:
- Final Exam: 40 %
- Quizzes and Tests: 20 %
- Assignments: 30 %
- Participation: 10 %
Nature of Participation:
Percentage of Individual Work:
- Online discussions/meetings
Course Offered in Other Programs:
- College Policies: Northern Lights College has policies on Academic Appeals (including appeal of final grades), Student Conduct, Cheating and Plagiarism, Academic Probation and other educational issues. Copies of these and other policies are available in the College Calendar and in the Library.
- Attendance: As this is an on-line course, attendance requires participation in the course, not time in a classroom. However, students must ensure that they complete their required participation in online discussions and other similar assignments
- Occasionally, online meeting/discussion forums times may be arranged in conjunction with the students availability
- Missed Exams: Quizzes and periodic tests must be written when scheduled for the class.
- This policy may be modified should the student submit written documentation, acceptable to the department, supporting a valid reason for missing the quiz or test (i.e. family or personal emergency, etc.).
- If an approved alternate quiz or test is not available or cannot be scheduled, the weighting of the final exam may be adjusted to compensate at the discretion of the instructor.
- The student will not successfully complete the course without passing the final exam and completing at least 50% of scheduled quizzes and tests.
- Late Assignments: Late assignments will not be marked without the student having made prior arrangements with the instructor.
Computer Course Requirements/Policies:
- Cheating/Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the presentation of another person's words, ideas, interpretations, insights, or order of points as your own. All work submitted must be your own words and content, and not written by a tutor or friend. Whenever you use sources for an essay, or assignment, you must avoid plagiarism by documenting them. The NLC College calendar establishes procedures for plagiarised assignments.
- Incomplete Grades: Incomplete grades will be governed by the policies of NLC on this issue.
- Any student found either making copies of our diskettes or network files, or using an unauthorized copy of our programs will be required to withdraw from this course. A second offence in any course may result in an automatic expulsion from the program.
Students registered in the Information and Communication Technology program are guided by the policies and procedures of their registering college. You are encouraged to review the policy definitions and guidelines of the college at which you are registered. You can view these policies and procedures by visiting your college's website or by contacting the Program Coordinator.
- Required - Sobell, M., 2007, A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (Prentice Hall). Chapters Covered: 1-10, 12-15, 17, 26-27