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Blinn College • Bryan • Business, Information Technology and Public Service • Comp Network Admin - ITSC


Linux Install and Config ITSC-1316

  • Spring 2017

  • Section SECTION_360 CRN-24175

  • 3 Credits

  • 01/17/2017 to 05/11/2017

  • Modified 01/16/2017



Meeting Times


Lecture/Lab

Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM, Bryan Campus, F241

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Q Drop Date - April 21

Final Exam - Tuesday, May 9, 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact Information


Instructor: Mrs. Carol Wiggins

Email: carol.wiggins@blinn.edu
Office: Brenham: BULL 104 and Bryan: F247
Phone: 979-830-4295
Website: www.bilnn.edu

Office Hours:  Please call 979-830-4295,  979-398-2455, or email carol.wiggins@blinn.edu to schedule as appointment outside of my posted office hours.

 

Posted Office Hours

BULL 104:

Monday/Wednesday   11:00 - 11:30 am

F247:

Tuesday/Thursday    12:00pm - 1:00pm

Description


Introduction to Linux operating system.  Includes Linux installation, basic administration, utilities and commands, upgrading, networking, security, and application installation.  Emphasizes hands-on setup, administration, and management of Linux.

3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week; 64 total contact hours.  Credit: 3 semester hours.

Requisites

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in ITNW 1325 and ITSC 1325 or approval of the Dean or designee

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Install, administer, and manage a Linux system.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with Linux utilities, commands, and applications.
  3. Identify and resolve security-based issues.
  4. Integrate a Linux system into an existing network.

Materials


LPIC 1 Exam Prep Courses 1 and 2

Author: Guru Labs
Publisher: Guru Labs
Availability: Online in class
Price: $130

Electronic books will be purchased during the first class period from Guru Labs.

Website for ordering: http://shopping.na2.netsuite.com/materials

Course Requirements


LPIC 1 Certification Exam

Transfers to BAAS degree at SHSU.

Transfers to BAS-IT degree at UHCL.

Evaluation


Criteria

TypeWeightTopicNotes
Exams 15%

 Two major exams

Labs 40%

Weekly labs

Term Paper/Project 20%

Rubric in LMS

Class Participation 10%

Daily contributions to discussion and labs

Final Exam 15%

Comprehensive Final

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College Catalog, Blinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Civility Statement

Blinn College holds all members of the college community, which includes students, faculty, and staff accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that respects and demonstrates concern for the dignity, rights, and freedoms of others, including respect for the physical and intellectual property of all members of the college community.

Civility Notification Statement. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference within two school days of being notified of the suspension from class. This statement reflects step one of three possible steps in the incivility process.  The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Catalog and in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (LOCAL).

Attendance Policy

Class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all classes. A record of attendance is maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. Students who accrue one week’s worth of absences during the semester will be sent an e-mail through their Buc account requiring them to contact their instructor and immediately schedule a conference to discuss their attendance issues. Students who accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, may be administratively withdrawn from class. There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:

  1. Observance of religious holy days - Students should notify their instructor(s) no later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) for absences for any religious holy day(s);
  2. Representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. Dual credit students representing the high school or independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. Military service.

Other circumstances may be considered an excused absence at the discretion of the faculty member with appropriate documentation. College District-mandated attendance policy applies to all coursework; including coursework in developmental/ non-credit courses. Failure to attend developmental classes will also result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.

     It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending. Students interested in dropping a course or withdrawing from school may do so by logging into myBlinn and clicking on the “My Records” tab, clicking on “add or drop classes” under registration tools, and  then selecting the current registration term and “webdrop” from the action drop down menu. The final step is scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking submit. Students should contact Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800 for assistance with webdrop or to drop due to: severe illness, care for a sick, injured, or needy person, death of a close relative/relation, military duty, military duty of a close relative/relation, or change in work schedule. The last day to drop a class with a Q is set according to the Academic Calendar.

Scholastic Integrity

The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Catalog, in Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (LOCAL), and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual. A student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in these documents.

It is the responsibility of students and faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty.  If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor will address the infraction.

Final Grade Appeal

If a student wishes to appeal a final course grade, the guidelines and timeline for a three-step appeal process are detailed in the Blinn College Catalog, in Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (LOCAL), and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual.

Students with Disabilities

Non-Discrimination Statement

Blinn College does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by applicable federal laws and regulations. The designated coordinator for Blinn College’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) is Patricia E. Moran, M.Ed., 902 College Avenue, Brenham, TX 77833, (979) 830-4157. Students should make arrangements for disability service directly with each campus on which they attend classes. Students enrolled on the Brenham, Schulenburg, and Sealy campuses should contact (979) 830-4157 for more information. Students on the Bryan Campus should contact (979) 209-7264.

Services for Students with Documented Disabilities

Students with documented disabilities must self-identify and provide current, appropriate documentation of the disability to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) prior to receiving services. Students are encouraged to contact this office as early as possible to initiate services. Direct services to students with disabilities are provided in the following areas:

  • Assessment of needs and appropriate services
  • Provision of classroom and testing accommodations
  • Assistance in orientation and registration procedures
  • Counseling on disability related issues

Information, education, referrals, and consultation about specific disabilities are available to interested parties on request. For answers to specific questions or to request an information packet, contact the Office of Disability Services on the specific campus you will be attending.

Bryan Campus: (979) 209-7251; Brenham, Sealy, Schulenburg Campuses: (979) 830-4157

Course Policies


Student Email

Blinn students are issued email addresses by Blinn College. Your Blinn email account is the OFFICIAL means of communication between the instructor and the student.

Exam Review Procedures

Regular exams will be administered online. Students are encouraged to question exam answers via research and study. Opinions are nice but will not override facts. If there is an error in the questions or answers as posted, please notify me via email so the class may receive credit and the exam may be improved.

Reading and Research

In order to be successful in the computer field one must build an extensive personal library. Different authors and imprints have varied approaches as to how they present information. Books used in the program were selected based on extensive research by the instructors; however, the approach may not be a style which you find comfortable. To fully understand content and concepts you may need to acquire additional references or visit additional sources. You are encouraged to do research on the Web, visit the Blinn Library or purchase additional texts to aid in your education.

Information Technology Lab Hours and Decorum

The Program maintains a laboratory of computers that have all required application programs required by all IT courses. Use of the laboratory is required. The normal hours of operation of this lab are 0800 to 2100. The lab is closed on weekends and College holidays.

Because the laboratory and the classroom are the same room, please guard your behavior while classes are in session. Your dress and behavior should reflect your training for a professional position. Hats will be removed while in the lab. Food and tobacco products are not permitted. Recycle bins are stationed at both ladder wells for metal and plastic containers; use them instead of the lab trash cans for recyclable materials.

Removable Hard Drives

The Program maintains a large number of removable hard drives (rhd) for use in the Dell Precision T1700 tower workstations. When the instructor determines need, a student or team will be issued a rhd for a course, which is recorded on the deconfliction sheets posted on the blue doors to the front right side of the lab. Ensure proper insertion and locking of the rhd before powering the tower, and stopping of the tower before unlocking and removing the rhd from its cradle. Keys for the cradles stay in the lab. Deconfliction sheets may also indicate statically assigned IP addresses, in addition to the name of the student. Do not use a hard drive you have not been authorized. Store your rhd with the other rhds of its series on the shelves at the front of the lab. Maintain order and cleanliness of all lab spaces.

Professional Disclaimer

Working with computers in any area provides a very challenging career. Changes in the computer industry are very rapid. The computer industry has created a 24/7 existence and service requirements are almost always an emergency. If you know anything about a computer, most users expect you to know everything. As a computer professional you are expected to keep up with the technology in almost every area. Your training and education as a Network Administrator only begins at Blinn College. To keep up with the rapid changes and the expanding environment you must continue learning every day.

The Information Technology Program at Blinn College expects students to perform in class the same way they would on the job. As a student of Information Technology you must read assignments in advance, research topics outside of class, and submit professional quality assignments. In short, you work your way through the program as if you were employed by the program. The instructors of the Information Technology Program view your time at Blinn College as on-the-job training.

The Information Technology Program is small enough that we take a serious interest in all our students. Your academic and professional development is important to us because your success is our success. You are encouraged to communicate openly with your instructors; you are also encouraged to communicate with the program coordinator for any reason.

Learning Activities

Course information will be presented and described using a wide variety of methods. These methods may include but are not limited to, any of the following: Lecture, videos, slides, projects, web searches, student research resulting in written or oral reports, guest instructors, discussion of examinations, etc. 

Instructors will bring information to class from a variety of sources and will generally expand on information contained in the required readings.

Schedule


The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments as necessary to enhance achievement of Student Learning Outcomes.

Week of Topic Contact Hours
1/17/2017

Course Introduction

Chapter 1 - Work on the Command Line

4
1/24/2017

Chapter 2 - Use Streams, Pipes and Redirects

Chapter 3 - Manage File Permissions and Ownership

4
1/31/2017

Chapter 4 - Create, Delete, Find and Display Files

Chapter 5 - Work with Archives and Compression

4
2/7/2017

Chapter 6 - Process Text Streams Using Filters

Chapter 7 - Search Text Files Using Regular Expressions

4
2/14/2017

Chapter 8 - Perform Basic File Editing Operations Using VI

Chapter 9 - Create, Monitor and Kill Processes

4
2/21/2017

Chapter 10 - Use RPM, YUM and Debian Package Management

Chapter 11 - Work with Partitions, Filesystems and Disk Quotas

4
2/28/2017

Chapter 12 - Linux Boot Process

Chapter 13 - Determine and Configure Hardware Settings

4
3/7/2017 Review and Exam 1 4
3/14/2017 Spring Break  
3/21/2017

Chapter 1 - Account and Security Administration

Chapter 2 - Customizing the Shell and Writing Simple Scripts

4
3/28/2017

Chapter 3 - Automating Tasks

Chapter 4 - Networking

4
4/4/2017

Chapter 5 - X Window System

Chapter 6 - Accessibility and Localization

4
4/11/2017

Chapter 7 - Time and Printing

Chapter 8 - Log File Administration

4
4/18/2017

Chapter 9 - SQL and MTA Fundamentals

Chapter 10 - Host Security and Encryption

4
4/25/2017

Review and Exam 2

4
5/2/2017

Final Project

4
5/9/2017

Final Exam 10:15 - 12:30

4
 

Total Contact Hours

64