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COMP 2766 - Introduction to Linux

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This hands-on course follows on from COMP 1002 and replaces COMP 2765/COMP 2770 and includes blended online delivery. Students are introduced to command line Linux concepts using the GNU/Linux operating system on the Intel platform. They will install the Linux operating system, partition a disk, create and mount a file system, and configure the boot loader and services. 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. An introduction to basic Linux system administration tasks and Linux security concepts are also covered. This course provides a foundation in the Linux environment plus some preparation for the Linux LPI certification exams. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to move on to more advanced courses in Linux administration and Linux scripting.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge

Credits

4.0

Cost

$599.00

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 82095

Fri Jan 12 - Fri Apr 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Apr 06 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 360
Jan 12 - Apr 06 Online

Instructor

Steven Ng

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. *(A)* HOLIDAY - No class Mar 30 (Easter) *(B)* IMPORTANT INFO: This course is 48 hours offered as a classroom (36 hours) AND online (12 hours) format. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. *(B)* REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 63441

Fri Apr 20 - Fri Jul 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 20 - Jul 06 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 360
Apr 20 - Jul 06 Online

Instructor

Steven Ng

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. IMPORTANT INFO: This course is 48 hours offered as a classroom (36 hours) AND online (12 hours) format. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

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Learning Outcomes

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.
  • Navigate the Linux filesystem.
  • Manage Linux files and directories.
  • Examine file contents and metadata.
  • Edit text files using the vi editor.
  • Redirect standard input, output and error.
  • Manage Linux file and directory permissions.
  • Manage Linux file ownership.
  • Manage Linux filesystems.
  • 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 Spring/Summer 2014

Related Programs

COMP 2766 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Network Administration and Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction
Author William E. Jr. Shotts
Publisher No Starch Press
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-59327-389-7
Price $44.50
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Spring/Summer 2018

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course.

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