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CIS-2150-VO02X - Introduction to Linux


Synonym: 174097
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 01-23-2018 to 03-12-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-01-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 02-20-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Tyler Whitney | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Course Description:

This course covers the Linux operating system providing an introduction to the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of this popular operating system. Also covers the free software or open source software movement in general, where to find packages, how to install them, and how to get support. Prerequisite: Concepts of PC Hardware.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe the difference between open source and proprietary systems, discuss when open source software is appropriate, and explain how to acquire open source software and operating systems such as Linux.
2. Discuss options for installing and configuring Linux on a personal computer.
3. Describe the difference between a Command Line Interface (CLI) and a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both.
4. Explain the process of maintaining a secure computing environment via updates, firewall, system tuning and file system permissions.
5. Demonstrate the use of one of the commonly available text editors on Unix-based systems, such as the "vi" editor.
6. Discuss the purpose of a "shell" program and demonstrate the use of common commands to manipulate files and system options.
7. Describe X-Windows, the graphical user environment commonly used on Unix-based systems, and discuss the purpose of and differences between common Window Manager packages such as KDE and GNOME.
8. Explain how to configure Linux using both graphical tools and text based configuration files.
9. Explain how to find and use resources such as HOWTO documents, man and info pages, websites, newsgroups and listservs.
10. Discuss options available for obtaining and installing additional software packages such as word processors and web browsers on Linux systems.
11. Discuss methods to troubleshoot problems and optimize performance.

Textbooks:

Spring 2018 textbook data will be available on December 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Tyler Whitney
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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