OPS235 Weekly Schedule

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Winter 2020

Instructors:
This schedule is a considered to be a general guideline for week-by-week content.
Note: Each OPS235 instructor will indicate the due dates for labs, tests and assignments.
Week Objectives and Tasks References Labs
Week 1:
Jan 6-12
Create a CentOS Linux VM in VMware:
  • Install CentOS (Full Install) in VMware Workstation application (create customized partitions)
  • Shell Scripting
  • Obtain System Information
Lecture Notes:

Setup Tutorial:

Lab 1: Installing CentOS 7 with VMWare Workstation


WARNING:
If working from home, use VMware Workstation (Windows/Linux) or VMware Fusion (macOS).

Do not use any other virtualization software!

Week 2:
Jan 13-19
Post-Installation Tasks:
  • Post-Install Commands
  • Bash Shell Scripting Essentials
  • Using a Bash Shell Script to Create a Post Installation Report
Lecture Notes:
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part 1): web pdf

Scripting practice:


Week 3:
Jan 20-26
Creating & Using Virtual Machines
  • Installing and Using Virtualization Software
  • Installing Guest VMs
Lecture Notes:
  • Installing Virtual Machines: web pdf
Lab 2: Creating and Using Virtual Machines


Week 4:
Jan 27-Feb 2
Creating & Using Virtual Machines / Continued:
  • Manipulating Virtual Machines
  • Backing-up Virtual Machines
  • Manipulating Virtual Machines with Shell Scripts
Lecture Notes:
  • Managing Virtual Machines: web pdf
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part2): web pdf


Week 5:
Feb 3-9
Troubleshooting, Archiving, Package Management:
  • Common Troubleshooting Examples
  • Archiving Files
  • Package Management
Lecture Notes:
  • Troubleshooting, Archiving, Package Management: web pdf
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part 3): web pdf
Lab 3: Troubleshooting, Archiving, and Packages


Week 6:
Feb 10-16
Managing Users, Groups & Services:
  • User Management
  • Group Management
  • Service Status
  • Starting / Stopping Services
Lecture Notes:
  • Managing Users, Groups & Services: web pdf
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part 4): web pdf
Lab 4: Users, Groups and Services


Week 7:
Feb 17-23
Evaluation:
  • Assignment 1
  • Labs 1 - 4
  • Written Midterm Test
  • Practical Test #1


Study Week:
Feb 24-Mar 1
Week 8:
Mar 2-8
Monitoring Disk Space, Intro to LVM
  • Monitoring Hard Disk Space
  • LVM - Definition
  • Using LVM
  • Creating Shell Scripts to Flag Low Disk Space
Lecture Notes:
  • Monitoring Disk Space, crontab, awk command: web pdf
Lab 5: Monitoring Disk Space - Investigation 1


Week 9:
Mar 9-15
Using LVM
  • Using Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Creating Shell Scripts to Flag Low Disk Space
Lecture Notes:
  • Introduction to LVM: web pdf
  • Demonstration of Growing /home partition using LVM: YouTube
Lab 5: Using LVM - Investigation 2


Week 10:
Mar 16-22
Configuring a Network Using Virtual Machines
  • Static Network Configuration
  • Network Configuration with a DHCP client
  • Basic TCP/IP network commands: ping, ifconfig, netstat
Lecture Notes:
  • Creating a Virtual Private Network (VPN): web pdf
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part 6): web pdf
Lab 6: Virtual Private Networks


Week 11:
Mar 23-29
Setup and Configure Secure Shell Services
  • Network Services
  • SSH
Lecture Notes:
  • Securing Network via SSH: web pdf
  • Configuring Firewalls (iptables): web pdf
Lab 7: Setup and Configure SSH


Week 12:
Mar 30-Apr 5
Setting Up, Using & Maintaining a DHCP Server
  • DHCP Server
Lecture Notes:
  • Setting up a DHCP Server: web pdf
Lab 8: Setup and Configure a DHCP Server


Week 13:
Apr 6-12
Evaluation:
  • Assignment 2
  • Labs 5 - 8
  • Practical Test #2


Exam Week:
Apr 13-17