Course Syllabus

Course: CIS 1620

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Information Technology
Title: Linux Fundamentals

Semester Approved:
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2024
End Semester:

Catalog Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of the Linux OS and Linux networking concepts. Students will become familiar with Linux installation, usage, file system, management of GUI interface and networking processes, troubleshooting, and security.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 2; Lab: 2
Clock/Hour Requirements: 60
Offered for Non-Credit: Yes

Prerequisites: CIS 1125

Justification: Linux networking offers network engineers a vendor neutral alternative for the networking environment. An increasing portion of the networking world is turning to a Unix/Linux environment as opposed to Novell or Microsoft. Technicians preparing to enter the workplace should have Linux knowledge in order to administer networks of this kind. Students who choose to work in the IT field will benefit from a solid understanding of Linux networking and will be able to more precisely manage networks running this operating system. This course prepares students for job readiness at graduation and/or transfer to some advanced training institutions. This course has been recommended by the program advisory committee. This course is required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Networking and the AAS degree in Computer Networking.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will perform a Linux operating system installation. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will be able to identify and explain the Linux file system. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will identify and configure the Linux shell and kernel. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will be able to manage and administer background processes and tasks related to the proper functioning of a Linux system. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will be able to explain and perform backup, troubleshooting, and performance tasks. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will configure network level and security services for a Linux environment. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.


Content:
Course objectives will be accomplished by providing students with learning experiences in the following areas: Linux installation and usage; Linux file systems, management, and administration; advanced installation concepts; Linux Shell, initialization, and X-Windows environment; common administrative tasks; system backup and software installation; troubleshooting and performance; network configuration; network services and security.

Key Performance Indicators:
Student Learning Outcomes will be assessed by two or more of the following Key Performance Indicators:

Knowledge Quizzes 20 to 40%

Hands-on Labs 40 to 60%

Hands-on Skills Examination 0 to 20%

Knowledge/theory Examination 0 to 20%


Representative Text and/or Supplies:
CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104 or equivalent.


Pedagogy Statement:
The course will be delivered through theory lectures, discussion of real-world scenarios, and application in hand-on labs.

Instructional Mediums:
Lecture/Lab

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 16