OPS345 Prep

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THIS PAGE IS A DRAFT, NOT A REAL COURSE PAGE

The current schedule for OPS345 is here: OPS335_Weekly_Schedule

Course overview

  • learning outcomes
  • fit in the ULI/OPS stream
  • delivery mode

Prerequisite skills

There's much to learn in OPS345, and in order to be able to learn the new stuff - students must be comfortable using:

  • a Linux desktop as a workstation,
  • the terminal for various tasks, including:
    • using an ssh client
    • editing text files (ideally vi)
    • file and permission management
    • managing users
    • managing storage devices, filesystems, mounting
  • basic networking concepts, including:
    • public IPs and private subnets
  • systemctl start/stop/status/enable/disable
  • using and writing simple shell scripts
  • iptables to check the firewall setup
  • communication skills to explain what they learned

AWS account requirements and account setup

  • AWS vs AWS Educate vs AWS Academy
  • You should automatically get an email from notifications@instructure.com once the course begins. That has a link for yu to click to create an account and join the course in AWS Academy.
  • Why things cost money in the cloud
  • Students are responsible for their AWS usage, including paying for it

Workstation setup

  • Install Linux Mint either on bare metal or in VMware.