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COMP 2766 - Introduction to Linux

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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

$623.13

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 41487

Fri Sep 18 - Fri Dec 04 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 18 - Dec 04 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery
Sep 18 - Dec 04 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

Steven Ng

Course Outline

Cost

$623.13

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 in class and 12 online. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Late registration is not permitted.

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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.
  • 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

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

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