CTS1111

Introduction to Linux

Course Code: CTS 1111

Credit Hours: 2

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

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

Prerequisites:

CTS 1650 and CTS 1390, or equivalent certifications or consent of department

Instructors:

As Assigned

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Provided by Instructor

 

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 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

 

  1. Attend and participate in class regularly.
  2. Read all assigned material before class.
  3. Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  4. Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  5. Participate in discussions.
  6. Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  7. Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  8. All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

 

The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Quizzes

up to 40%

Test (which includes Midterm and Final) 

up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs     

up to 40%

Participation

up to 20%

 

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.

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