This hands-on course follows on from COMP 1002 and assumes proficiency with a PC and file management. Students are introduced to command line Linux concepts using the GNU/Linux operating system on the Intel platform. Participants will install the Linux operating system, partition a disk, create and mount a file system, and configure the boot loader and services. COMP 2766 labs and exercises focus on how to navigate the file system, manipulate files and directories, and set permissions. Participants will manage processes, users, groups and passwords in a Linux environment and learn to edit text files using vi editor. They will also practice how to redirect input, output, manage error messages, plus use shell metacharacters. Topics include: login procedures, the Linux/Unix shell, the file system, and directory management, text editing and process control. Linux system security concepts are also discussed. COMP 2766 provides a working knowledge of how to install, set up and configure Linux. It is an elective in applied Network Administration and Design (ANAD) Associate Certificate and the CST FLEX Diploma. Upon successful completion, students will have a basic foundation of the Linux environment and be prepared for the follow on COMP 2767 Linux Administration. Please note COMP 2766 is only offered in the winter (January) (Downtown campus) or fall (September) (online synchronous) terms.
- 60% in COMP 1002
Below is one offering of COMP 2766 for the Fall 2023 term.
Fri Sep 15 - Fri Dec 01 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 41487
Class meeting times
|Sep 15 - Dec 01||Fri||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Sep 15 - Dec 01||N/A||N/A||Online|
- Internet delivery format.
- Departmental approval needed
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Please email email@example.com for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Late registration is not permitted.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Login to Linux using various methods.
- Access different forms of Linux online assistance.
- Manage the Linux file system.
- Configure Linux file permissions and ownership.
- Examine file contents and metadata.
- Edit text files using the vi editor.
- Redirect standard input, output and error.
- Manage Linux processes.
- Customize the shell and perform various forms of shell expansion.
- Install the Linux operating system.
- Compose grep regular expressions.
- Configure the bootloader.
- Manage Linux services, users and groups.
Effective as of Winter 2021
Introduction to Linux (COMP 2766) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
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