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CST 165 - Linux Networking I

Credits: 3
Introduces Linux as a network operating system. Covers installing Linux, configuring a simple file server, and administering basic network administration tasks with command-line and graphical user interface tools.

Prerequisite(s): CST 126  and CST 160  (or CST 161 ); or instructor permission.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Discuss Linux as a network operating system.
    1. Describe the concept of open source software.
    2. Describe how Linux was created.
    3. Describe how Linux is now developed and has evolved.
    4. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of Linux.
    5. Describe the system requirements of Linux.
  2. Describe how to successfully install Linux.
    1. Explain the steps to install Linux.
    2. Explain a Linux disk partition.
    3. Identify which Linux components to install.
    4. Discuss installing different Linux distributions.
  3. Explain the Linux file system.
    1. Explain how to manage files with the comand-line user interface.
    2. Explain how to manage files with a graphical user interface.
    3. Discuss file properties.
    4. Discuss file permissions.
    5. Explain tar archive files.
  4. Identify Linux graphical user interfaces.
    1. Explain the X Window system.
    2. Identify the X Window interface.
    3. Identify the KDE interface.
    4. Identify the Gnome Desktop interface.
  5. Describe Linux system administration.
    1. Describe the duties of a Linux system administrator.
    2. Explain Linux configuration files.
    3. Discuss how Linux handles multiple users and multiple processes.
    4. Identify Linux administration commands.
  6. Explain basic Linux administration tasks.
    1. Explain different types of user accounts.
    2. Explain the concept of group accounts.
    3. Explain where user and group account files are stored.
    4. Identify how to create, format, and mount/unmount new file systems.
    5. Discuss swap space management.
    6. Explain disk quotas.

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