20170

20170
Saddleback College
Business Science Division
Course Syllabus
CIMN 240 – UNIX/LINUX SYS ADMIN
CIMN 240 - 10/13/2015 to 12/15/2015
Instructor:
Email:
Ticket No:
Jonathan Webber
[email protected]
20170
Semester:
Fall 2015
Time & Day:
7:00-9:50p Tue
Room:
BGS 255
http://saddleback.blackboard.com
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An in-depth look at administrative and maintenance tasks on a UNIX/Linux-based network. Includes installation,
hardware configuration, creating/maintaining the file system, boot process, user account management,
workstation integration, printing subsystems, and troubleshooting.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the essential hardware components of a computer system.
2. Identify the major elements of a computer operating system and explain their functions.
3. Recognize and use the various graphical features to navigate and manipulate a GUI desktop.
4. Configure the Unix/Linux operating system environment.
5. Integrate a workstation with an existing network running common network services.
6. Create and manage user and group accounts.
7. Install, share and manage file systems and resources.
8. Configure and control the boot process.
9. Describe, explain, access and secure network resources.
10. Prepare the installation, configuration and support of printers and printer resources.
11. Configure, compile and install the Unix/Linux kernel.
12. Optimize system performance including basic troubleshooting.
13. Identify and describe various methodologies used to organize information on disks and disk maintenance.
14. Explain the concepts of connectivity, the Internet and the basics of using a local area network.
STUDENT RESOURCES: Unix and Linux System Administration 4th Ed; Nemeth, Snyder, Hein, and Whaley;
Prentice Hall Publishing; ISBN #978-0-13-148005-6 or 0-13-148005-7. & a 4GB USB Flash drive with Ubuntu.
ASSIGNMENTS AND TESTS:
Reading – Students are to read assigned chapters and relevant reading in preparation for each class discussion,
quiz or exam. You should have your textbook with you during class and to complete PC based assignments.
Makeup exams are given by prior arrangement only. See or contact your professor before the date of a midterm
or final exam to inquire about alternative arrangements.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from a course, through
Admissions and Records. Students should note the college’s schedule of last day to drop courses. Uncompleted
course work may result in a grade of “F”.
Homework Submissions – Homework is submitted via the blackboard.com on-line assignment submission
process. You can receive home assistance at Saddleback Lab located at BGS-248. Hours vary but it is open 6
days (even Saturday) a week and until 10 PM Mondays – Thursdays.
Communication – Since this is an computer class, all Communication is via e-mail to registered students to you
saddleback e-mail account. If you wish, under MySite you can set up your saddleback email account to
automatically forward to a home, a work or more than one other e-mail account(s).
Late Homework will be accepted for 1 weeks after each due date, but at a diminished score. Grades will be
posted on socccd.Blackboad.com during the semester for your review. All homework is to be turned using
socccd.blackboard.com digital assignment drop-box
Academic Dishonesty – According to official Policies and Procedures of Saddleback College, “Cheating or
plagiarism in connection with an academic program” is prohibited and students “may be disciplined…for the
following cause” for a single infraction. In the rare instance that a student in this course cheats or plagiarizes
materials, that student will receive a grade of “F” for the course. In the event the activity is particularly serious,
the professor reserves the right to pursue expulsion of the student from the college.
Grading: Total Points offered may change, but grade will be based on percentage of totals
Points
Participation
Ch Homework
2 Quizzes
Final Exam
45 (5 points per class)
255 (15-40 points each assignment)
100 (50 points each)
100
550
Extra Credit
A = 90% - 100% (490 or more points)
B = 80% - 89% (435 or more points)
C = 70% - 79% (380 or more points)
D = 60% - 69% (325 or more points)
F = Below 60% (324 or fewer points)
25 Submit Completed Project essay file by 12/10/2015
COURSE SCHEDULE:
Date
Tests
Topic
10/20/2015
Reading
assignments
Chap 1
Chap 2, 6
10/27/2015
Chap 9, 10, 31
Processes, backups, Serial devices
10/13/2015
Intro, Ubuntu & Red Hat, System Admin
Scripting and the Shell & File System
Users, TCI/IP networking
11/3/2015 Quiz #1 (1,2,6,9,10) Chap 7, 14
Chap Fin 14, 15,
11/10/2015
Start 20
Routing, eMail
Chap
Fin
20,
22
11/17/2015
Security
Chap
17
11/24/2015
DNS
12/1/2015 Quiz #2 (7-22)
12/8/2015
Chap 18
Chap 11
12/15/2015 FINAL EXAM CIMN 240, 7:30 p.m.
Network file system
Syslog & log files
(you can start early – when exam is available)
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