Franske CNT-2311 SU12 Schedule

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Information Technology & Careers Administering Linux Operating Systems

CNT-2311 - 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Ben Franske

Term: Summer 2012 (6/11/2012-8/1/2012)

Meetings: No scheduled class meetings

Location: Online

This is an online course. To some extent you can work on your own schedule but there are some checkpoints when things are due which are listed here. Some of the updates and recordings will only be available the week on the schedule so check back frequently. Do not fall behind with readings, videos, message board postings or labs as it is difficult to catch back up! Unless otherwise noted everything is due at 11:59pm on the date indicated. If you have any questions please contact the instructor.

Week 1: June 11

Topics:

  • Course Syllabus and Schedule
  • Introduction to Linux
  • Installing and Using VirtualBox
  • Installing Ubuntu Desktop

Readings:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Linux
  • Chapter 2: Linux Installation and Usage

Labs:

  • Setup Lab: Installing VirtualBox, Installing Ubuntu Desktop
  • Chapter 1 Lab
  • Chapter 2 Lab

Week 2: June 18

Topics:

  • Exploring Linux Filesystems
  • Linux Filesystem Management

Readings:

  • Chapter 3: Exploring Linux Filesystems
  • Chapter 4: Linux Filesystem Management

Labs:

  • Chapter 3 Lab
  • Chapter 4 Lab

Due:

  • By the evening of Saturday June 23 you must have submitted lab reports for chapters 1-3
  • By the evening of Saturday June 23 you must have completed online message board posts for chapters 1-3

Week 3: June 25

Topics:

  • Linux Filesystem Administration
  • Advanced Installation

Readings:

  • Chapter 5: Linux Filesystem Administration
  • Chapter 6: Advanced Installation

Labs:

  • Chapter 5 Lab
  • Chapter 6 Lab

Week 4: July 2

Topics:

  • Working with the BASH Shell
  • System Initialization and X Windows

Readings:

  • Chapter 7: Working with the BASH Shell
  • Chapter 8: System Initialization and X Windows

Labs:

  • Chapter 7 Lab
  • Chapter 8 Lab

Due:

  • By the evening of Saturday July 7 you must have completed chapter assessments 1-7
  • By the evening of Saturday July 7 you must have completed online message board posts for chapters 4-7
  • By the evening of Saturday July 7 you must have submitted lab reports for chapters 4-7

Week 5: July 9

Topics:

  • Managing Linux Processes
  • Common Administrative Tasks

Readings:

  • Chapter 9: Managing Linux Processes
  • Chapter 10: Common Administrative Tasks

Labs:

  • Chapter 9 Lab
  • Chapter 10 Lab

Week 6: July 16

Topics:

  • Compression, System Backup, and Software Installation
  • Network Configuration

Readings:

  • Chapter 11: Compression, System Backup, and Software Installation
  • Chapter 12: Network Configuration

Labs:

  • Chapter 11 Lab
  • Chapter 12 Lab

Due:

  • By the evening of Saturday July 21 you must have completed online message board posts for chapters 8-11
  • By the evening of Saturday July 21 you must have submitted lab reports for chapters 8-11

Week 7: July 23

Topics:

  • Configuring Network Services
  • Troubleshooting, Performance, and Security

Readings:

  • Chapter 13: Configuring Network Services
  • Chapter 14: Troubleshooting, Performance, and Security

Labs:

  • Chapter 13 Lab
  • Chapter 14 Lab

Week 8: July 30

Topics:

  • Course Wrap-Up

Due:

  • By the evening of Thursday August 2 you must have completed the Online Final Exam
  • By the evening of Thursday August 2 you must have completed the Final Skills Exam
  • By the evening of Wednesday August 1 you must have submitted lab reports for chapters 12-14
  • By the evening of Wednesday August 1 you must have completed online message board posts for chapters 12-14
  • By the evening of Wednesday August 1 you must have completed chapter assessments 8-14

The instructor reserves the right to modify and adjust the schedule and assignments as needed during the course of this class. The most up to date version will always be available on the course website or from the instructor.