CTS1111

Introduction to Linux

Course Code:
CTS 1111

Credit Hours:
2

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
800

 

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the Linux network operating system. Topics include installation and configuration of client, GUI and command line interface, file management, system utilities, remote connectivity, and scripting. Hands-on laboratory exercises are included. This course includes both lecture and structured lab experiences.

 

Course Details

Instructors:

Charles Lynch

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Cengage Unlimited Subscription: Linux+ and LPIC-1 Guide to Linux Certification (Exam XK0-004), ISBN: 9781337569798.

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • First Look at Computer Parts and Tools
  • Working Inside a Linux Systems    
  • Introducing Linux Operating Systems
  • Installing Linux Updates
  • Supporting I/O and Storage Devices Satisfying Customer Needs     
  • Maintaining and Optimizing Linux
  • Troubleshooting Linux and Applications
  • Troubleshooting Hardware Problems
  • Troubleshooting Linux Startup Problems    
  • Connecting to and Setting up a Network
  • Networking Types, Devices, and Cabling  
  • Linux Resources on a Network
  • Security Strategies
  • Server Utilizations
  • Mobile Devices and Client-Side Virtualization

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0]

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 09.0]
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183): Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 0-14.0]

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Propose Best Practices to Install / Upgrade Linux Operating Systems

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate Steps Needed to Manage Linux Resources

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Develop and Optimize Linux Applications

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Appraise Troubleshooting and Repairing Linux Operating System Challenges

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate Linux Networking Practices

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Synthesize Linux Security Practices

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Propose Recommended Linux Computer Hardware Resources

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Synthesize the Installation and Configuration of Linux for Servers and Mobile Devices

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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