Linux/Unix System Administration

COM SCI X 417.31A

This intermediate course covers local and network system administration within the Red Hat-derived family of Linux distributions, Fedora and CentOS, with emphasis on configuration files.

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What you can learn.

  • Learn local and web-based interfaces to the power of these files
  • Learn about administering user accounts, processes, and filesystems
  • Learn specialized responsibilities like recurrent task scheduling, local and remote logging, trans-network backup and filesystem synchronization, and network time control, all with their attendant security concerns
  • Learn about the network servers that implement these features, and their clients, as well as startup control of these servers
  • Learn automation and labor-saving front-end techniques to rationalize and ease your configuration management tasks

About this course:

This intermediate course covers local and network system administration within the Red Hat-derived family of Linux distributions, Fedora and CentOS. Instruction emphasizes configuration files, the foundation of operation and control. It teaches local and web-based interfaces to the power of these files. Administering user accounts, processes, and filesystems are the most basic functions studied. Beyond that, this course will cover specialized responsibilities like recurrent task scheduling, local and remote logging, trans-network backup and filesystem synchronization, and network time control, all with their attendant security concerns. Learn about the network servers that implement these features, and their clients, as well as startup control of these servers. Once grounded in the nuts-and-bolts, you learn automation and labor-saving front-end techniques to rationalize and ease your configuration management tasks. Students need user-level familiarity with the Unix environment and a Unix editor.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Linux/Unix System Administration.

X 417.31 Introduction to Linux/Unix or consent of instructor.

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