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  • 10/23/07 CISN 303: Network Administration - Linux Server
  • CISN 303: Network Administration - Linux Server 10/23/07
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    • 1. Network Administration Linux server CISN 303 Orientation
    • 2. Instructor: Buddy Spisak
      • Office Hours:
        • Tuesday’s 6-7 p.m. in BS-143 (Aug. 28, to Oct.16, 2007)
        • Wednesday’s 6-7 p.m. in BS-143 (Oct. 24, to Dec. 12, 2007)
        • I am also available through Email or you can chat with me using Microsoft’s Windows Messenger (when I am available).
      • Phone: (916) 568-3100 x14162 or (800) 486-8162 x14162
      • Email: [email_address] (put “CISN 3030” in the subject line). The turn around time for most Email is about one to two days. Be sure to include your name in each Email so that I can identify who you are and what the Email is about.
      • Course Web page: http://blackboard.losrios.edu/
      • Instructor Web page: http://wserver.crc.losrios.edu/~spisakj/
      • Microsoft Messenger: You can also add me to you contact list for Windows Messenger. You can use my Email address to find me.
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    • 3. Course Details
      • Class Credits: 3 units
      • Prerequisite: CISC 324 and CISC 356
      • Lecture: Online
      • Lab Hours:
        • Tuesday 6:00 to 9:10 p.m.
      • Accepted for Credit: CSU
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    • 4. Required Textbook:
      • Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification, Second Edition
      • Authors:  Jason W. Eckert and M. John Schitka
      • Publisher:  Thomson Course Technology
      • ISBN10:  0-619-21621-2
      • ISBN13: 978-0-619-21621-4
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    • 5. Required Textbook:
      • Lab Manual for Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification, Second Edition
      • Authors:  Ed Sawicki
      • Publisher:  Thomson Course Technology
      • ISBN10:  0-619-21620-4
      • ISBN13: 978-0-619-21620-7
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    • 6. Optional Materials:
      • 3-1/2” floppies or a flash drive to store your work for the class.
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    • 7. Course Description:
      • This course provides introductory coverage of Linux Network Administration. The course maps to the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam, and to SAIR/GNU's Linux Networking course. Specific course topic coverage includes: introducing Linux; exploring the desktop; using the Shell; understanding users and file systems; understanding text processing; managing processes; using network clients; installing Linux; understanding system initialization; managing software packages and file systems; managing users; configuring networks; system and kernel management; writing Shell scripts; and advanced topics and troubleshooting. The course requires many hands-on projects, which allow students to practice what they learn.
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    • 8. Student Learning Outcomes and Course Objectives:
      • As a result of completing this course, you will be able to:
      • Describe how Linux was created and how it compares to other operating systems
      • Outline the skills required and challenges facing a system administrator
      • Distinguish between the graphical system used by Linux and command line
      • Support the basic features of the GNOME and KDE desktop interfaces
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    • 9. Student Learning Outcomes and Course Objectives - Continued:
      • Manipulate variables in the shell to control the working environment
      • Formulate data at the command-line and for print files
      • Manipulate text using the vi editor
      • Create and manage user and group accounts
      • Construct access permissions on files and directories
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    • 10. Student Learning Outcomes and Course Objectives - Continued:
      • Demonstrate how to log in to a Linux system over a network connection. Describe how it is different from a Windows network connection.
      • Select the appropriate command-line tools for common network services such as FTP and the Web
      • Illustrate the difference between network interfaces using command-line and graphical utilities
      • Apply the skill necessary to set up a simple DHCP server, and manage networked printing services
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    • 11. Student Learning Outcomes and Course Objectives - Continued:
      • Analyze the hardware components of your computer system
      • Design a hard disk space to hold a new Linux installation
      • Describe the steps that hardware starts a standard PC operating system
      • Explain the difference between the LILO and GRUB boot loader
      • Create the init program and the scripts used to start system services
      • Manage system services after start-up
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    • 12. Student Obligations:
      • It is important that you understand what is expected of you in this course.
      • Refer to the Syllabus if you have any questions.
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    • 13. Attendance:
      • Since this course is an online-hybrid class, only attendance at the On-Campus Orientation on October 23, 2007 and the Final Exam on December 18, 2007 is necessary. There will be weekly lab time on campus, and it is up to you to complete the lab assignments during the lab time or at home.
      • Doing the labs themselves is not optional but doing them at the college can be.
      • I will be giving credit for students attending the lab On-Campus.
      • Typically each week we will be covering two chapters in your textbook.
      • Attendance for the On-Campus Final Exam is required. Photo identification is required at the time of the exam to verify your identity.
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    • 14. Quizzes:
      • Each week there will be a quiz that will test you on the material covered.
        • It is open book and open notes.
        • You can take the quiz multiple times to improve you score, but be aware that the questions may change each time you take quiz and that you last quiz score will be the one counted as your grade.
      • Each quiz is worth 30 points.
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    • 15. Discussion Board:
      • I want everyone to take a pro-active approach to learning this material. This includes using the discussion board to ask questions and also answer other students’ questions. I will be posting questions to further your understanding of the material.
      • I expect each student to post at least two times in a discussion board item.
        • You can accomplish this task by asking questions about the current discussion topic or by responding to existing questions.
        • My expectation from you is that you will write at least two to three sentence responses that add substance to the discussion.
      • Each discussion board item is worth 20 points.
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    • 16. Labs:
      • We will be spending a lot of time working on lab activities. Each lab assignment has review questions that you will need to answer in Blackboard in order for you to receive points for that assignment.
      • You are responsible for making sure that your instructor receives your lab review.
      • Each lab assignment is worth 50 points.
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    • 17. Final Exam:
      • The final exam will consist of two parts. One part will be a hands-on practical demonstration of assigned tasks and the other part will be an exam taken in Blackboard.
      • The final exam will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007.
        • I will be having a review session the week before to help you.
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    • 18. Due Dates:
      • Unless noted, all assignments will be submitted in Blackboard under the “Weekly Assignments” link.
        • If, for any reason, you cannot access Blackboard or are unable to submit the assignment on time, please Email it to me instead so that you are not penalized for being late.
      • Quizzes and the discussion board items cannot be taken past their due date.
        • If you miss a quiz and you want to make up points, you can take advantage of the extra credit assignments posted in Blackboard.
        • Everyone is welcome to work on the extra credit assignments. Typically, they are five to ten points each, depending on the difficulty of the assignment.
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    • 19. Late Work:
      • Unless noted all assignments are due on Tuesday by midnight each week.
        • I have identified the due dates in the course schedule.
        • Late work will be accepted ONLY if you have contacted me prior to the due date either by Email or voice mail.
        • In general, late work is due the next week, and no late assignments may be turned in after one week from the original due date regardless of the reason.
        • For every day an assignment is late, you will lose 10% of its grade.
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    • 20. Plagiarism Policy/Cheating:
      • Plagiarism:
      • It is inappropriate, and a violation of academic policy, to copy information from any source (including, but not limited to, textbooks, magazine articles, newspaper articles and Internet articles) without giving proper credit to the author by using standard quotation procedures such as in-line quotes, footnotes, endnotes, etc. Quotes may not exceed 25% of the assignment’s total length.
      • You will receive no credit (0 points) for any assignment that copies any material from any other source without giving proper credit to the author(s). Repeated offenders of this policy are subject to academic discipline as outlined in the polices published by the college.
      • Cheating:
      • Students who cheat will receive a failing grade for the course. (see CRC 2007-08 College Catalog, p. 42.)
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    • 21. Dropping:
      • Students are responsible for dropping the course.
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    • 22. Email/Discussion Board Etiquette:
      • Every student will be required to have an Email account.
      • I will not tolerate rude and demeaning comments or Emails to anyone in this class. Please keep you comments and Emails topic-related.
      • If I determine that a comment or Email to anyone else in the class is rude or demeaning, I will warn you once. If you behavior continues to be unacceptable, I will refer you to the administration of the college for disciplinary action.
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    • 23. Personal Belongings:
      • No food or drinks are allowed in the classroom.
      • All cell phones, beepers, and pagers, etc. should be turned off or set to vibrate.
        • Any telephone calls need to be taken outside.
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    • 24. Disabilities:
      • If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact after class or contact the Office of Disable Student Programs and Services at 691-7275 as soon as possible.
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    • 25. Online Course Responsibilities:
      • This course requires significant self-motivation. You must not get behind. Labs and weekly assignments can take up to eight hours to finish. Please don’t try to finish them in one day. Not all activities are created equal. Some may take a bit longer than others.
      • You would normally spend 3 hours per week in class for this course: total of 54 hours. Allow yourself at least 8 hours per week to complete the activities online, including the time spent writing for the postings to the class discussion board. You should plan additional time to read the textbook and study for the quizzes.
      • Some people believe this is a much easier way to study this subject than an on-campus framework because they love to read and avoid the parking problems. Others feel very intimidated at first. Be patient as you work your way through the activities.
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    • 26. Using Blackboard:
      • How to log in:
        • You will not be able to participate in the online portion of your class using Los Rios Online until you have enrolled in your course through your college's registration system.
        • Students registered as of the first day of the term should already have Los Rios Online accounts and be linked to the classes in which they are enrolled.
      • To log on to your Blackboard account, open your web browser and go to the following URL: http://blackboard.losrios.edu
      • Your User Name is the letter w followed by your Student ID# Example: w0123456
      • Your default password is your birthday in the format: MMDDYYYY Example: Birthday is June 12, 1974 then password = 06121974
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    • 27. Grading: Point System: There are 750 total assigned points. Grade Ranges: A= 675-750, B=600-674, C=525-599, D=450-524, F=0-449 CISN 303 Course Topic Points Total Approximate % the of Grade Labs (6) 50 300 40 Orientation Quiz (1) 10 10 1 Quizzes (4) 30 120 16 DB (Discussion Boards) (6) 20 120 16 Final Exam (1) 200 200 27
    • 28. Sample Schedule: CISN 303 Day: Lecture/Lab Schedule: Assignment Due: Due Date (By Midnight): Week 1 Tues. (10/23) Orientation and Introductions Orientation DB Orientation Quiz Mon., Oct. 29, 2007 Ch 1: Introduction to Linux View the Online Orientation Ch 2: Preparing for Linux Installation Ch 3: Linux Installation and Usage Week 2 Tues. (10/30) Ch 4: Exploring Linux Filesystems DB #1 Mon. , Nov. 3, 2007 Lab Review #1
    • 29. Conclusion:
      • Log into Blackboard and take the Orientation Quiz. It is due on Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.
      • Go to the Orientation Discussion Board and introduce yourself to the class.
      • Registered students for the class have access to Blackboard and can log into the campus network.
      • Email any questions you might have to me.
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