What This Course is About
Unix and Linux represent the operating system technology underlying many of the services of the Internet. This subject introduces students to Unix, Linux and the Internet. Students will learn the core utilities to work productively in a Linux environment. Students will do this work using the shell, at the same time learn to configure their login accounts, manipulate data stored in files, effectively use Linux commands and utilities, and write simple shell scripts.
Learning by Doing
Most of the learning in this course occurs through the hands-on problem solving that takes place in the eight labs and two assignments.
Requirements for Success
- It is very important to stay up-to-date with the coursework, and to practice until you have confidently mastered each task.
- All of the software used in this course is open source software, so you are free to use, modify, and redistribute it. This means that you can install it as many times as you want on as many different computers as you would like. It also means that you can tinker with it -- you can take it apart, see how it works, and put it back together in the same or a different way, limited only by your time and ambition. You are encouraged to experiment and question liberally.
- The notes that you make during the labs and assignments are your reference material for the quizzes, tests, and assignments. Take really good notes, and if you have questions, experiment and consult with your professor.
- Carefully read ALL lab instructions and check your work regularly. The labs have been designed with backup safeguards to prevent the student from losing their work. On the other hand, students may lose their work if they fail to follow lab instructions or accidentally forget their removable hard disks in the workstation's hard disk bay drive!
During the Fall 2019 semester, OPS235 is taught by:
Required Materials (for second class)
|Solid State Drive (SSD)||Minimum Capacity: 240 GB|
|CentOS 7 Full Install|
|Download at Seneca Lab|
Download from Home
|USB Flash Drive|
|Minimum Capacity: 16 GB|
(download & print
Both sides per lab permitted)
NOTE: If you've taken this
class in a previous semester,
you MAY NOT bring that
version of the lab logbook
to any testing.
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