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Bryan · Business and Technology · Comp Network Admin - ITSC

Advanced Linux

  • Fall 2020
  • Section 370 CRN-13138
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/24/2020 to 12/10/2020
  • Modified 08/23/2020

Meeting Times


  • Tuesday, Thursday, 12:00 PM to 1:50 PM, Student Center 241

Contact Information

Instructor: Carol Wiggins

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Virtual

Schedule an appointment for best results.


Provides instruction in advance open-source Linux operating system.  Develops directory services for clients, support users remotely, and install and configure network services.

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


Prerequisites: ITSC 1316 with a grade of "C" or better or approval of the Dean or designee

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Install, administer, and manage advanced network environment using a Linux system.
  2. Demonstrate advanced skills and proficiency with Linux utilities and configurations.
  3. Deploy secure networks.
  4. Integrate Linux network with existing networks.


InfoSec Learning Red Hat System Administration II Labs (RH134)

  • Publisher: InfoSec Learning
  • Availability: Campus Bookstore and Online

Flash Drive

USB Flash thumb drive.

Course Requirements

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam - Optional

Transfers to BAAS degree at SHSU.

Transfers to BAS-IT degree at UHCL.



Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Exams 15%

 Two major exams

Labs 30%

Daily labs

Quizzes 20%

Quizzes periodically given

DO180 10%
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 CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

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 Blinn Buc 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 Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.

Student Email, Exam Review Procedures, Deadlines for Assignments and Labs, Make-up Policy, Reading and Research, Lab Hours and Decorum, Removable Hard Drives, Professional Disclaimer, and Learning Activities are found here.

Attendance Policy

Attendance is based on assignment submissions.  You must turn in at least 50% of the assignments each week to be considered attending the class that week.  After two weeks of not attending, you are subject to being dropped from the class per Blinn's attendance policy.

Grading Feedback

  • Grades will be posted to eCampus within 2 business days of the due date.
  • Late work will receive a 10% deduction in the grade per day late.
  • Technical issues outside of the control of the student will be taken into consideration in the late policy.  

Academic Integrity/Proctoring

  • All work is to be individual work.
  • Exams will be proctored using Honorlock.  A webcam is required.
  • Any violations of Blinn's Academic Integrity policies will not be tolerated.  First time offenders will receive zeros on all affected assignments.  Second time offenders will receive an F for the course. 


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

Week 1

Meeting Details

Contact Hrs

25-Aug Intro and 124 Review


27-Aug 124 Review

Week 2

Meeting Details


1-Sep 124 Review


3-Sep 124 Review

Week 3

Week 3 Meeting Details


8-Sep 124 Review


10-Sep Test 1

Week 4

Week 4 Meeting Details


15-Sep 134 Ch 1


17-Sep 134 Ch 2

Week 5

Week 5 Meeting Details


22-Sep 134 Ch 3


24-Sep 134 Ch 4

Week 6

Week 6 Meeting Details


29-Sep 134 Ch 5


1-Oct 134 Ch 6

Week 7

Week 7 Meeting Details


6-Oct 134 Ch 7


8-Oct 134 Ch 7

Week 8

Week 8 Meeting Details


13-Oct 134 Ch 8 4
15-Oct 134 Ch 8

Week 9

Week 9 Meeting Details


20-Oct 134 Ch 9


22-Oct 134 Ch 9

Week 10

Week 10 Meeting Details


27-Oct 134 Ch 10


29-Oct 134 Ch 10

Week 11

Week 11 Meeting Details


3-Nov 134 Ch 11


5-Nov 134 Ch 12

Week 12

Week 12 Meeting Details


10-Nov Test 2


12-Nov DO180

Week 13

Week 13 Meeting Details


17-Nov DO180


19-Nov DO180

Week 14

Week 14 Meeting Details


24-Nov DO180


Thanksgiving Break

Nov 25 - 27


Last Day to Q Drop

Week 15

Week 15 Meeting Details


1-Dec DO180


3-Dec DO180

Week 16

Week 16 Meeting Details


10-Dec Final



Total Contact Hours