* OPS235 taught you to move from being a Linux user to being a Linux system administrator.
* OPS335 taught you to administer Linux servers (web servers, DNS servers, FTP servers, file sharing servers).
As a system administrator, you will be responsible for installing, configuring, adjusting, maintaining, and troubleshooting the operation of computer systems. You will potentially have several hundred people depending on the machines that you manage. This is a lot of responsibility, and with that responsibility comes power. You will be able to change anything on the system, and you will also have the ability to damage or destroy the system. In this course you use a removable disk pack with the lab computers to set up a Linux system. You will also set up several additional Linux systems using "Virtual Machines" , and therefore gain experience with different types of system configurations as well as setting up networking between systems.
== Learning by Doing ==