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CIT 220 - Linux System Administration

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: CIT 115  

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure, monitor and support servers running the Linux operating system using security best practices, scripting and automation. Topics include system architecture, package management, shell commands, file systems, administrative tasks, network configuration, system security and troubleshooting fundamentals. Course objectives are consistent with many of those required for CompTIA Linux+ certification.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Configure hardware settings, run levels and shutdown options.
  2. Install a boot manager with shared libraries.
  3. Use various tools to perform package management.
  4. Use shell commands to administer the system, perform basic file management, manage processes, create scripts and perform basic file editing.
  5. Create partitions, file systems, disk quotas and file permissions.
  6. Set up a display manager.
  7. Manage user and group accounts and related system files.
  8. Manage printers and printing.
  9. Configure and troubleshoot basic client-server networks.
  10. Perform essential security administration tasks.
Listed Topics
  1. System architecture
  2. Installation and package management
  3. GNU and Unix commands
  4. Devices and Linux filesystems
  5. Shells, scripting and data management
  6. User interfaces and desktops
  7. Administrative tasks
  8. Essential system services
  9. Networking fundamentals
  10. Security
Reference Materials
Textbooks/material, current and appropriate software, multimedia for lecture and demonstration as required by instructor, access to the Internet.

While not a course designed to fully prepare students for CompTIA’s Linux+ certification exams, textbooks that support this material and concepts are appropriate.

When taught in a classroom, a work area containing a PC with the proper hardware and operating system environment is required for performing labs that involve operating system settings. When taught online, software-based simulators can be used for this purpose.

Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Technological Competence
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/13/2020

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