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COMP 2767 - Linux Administration

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

​This course follows from COMP 2766 and is designed for students who already have a solid foundation in command line Linux. Participants start by customizing and fine tuning an automated CentOS distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Students then learn to perform more advanced Linux administrative tasks. Through hands-on exercises and labs, students will monitor the system, troubleshoot common problems, secure the system, and maintain the entire system. Topics include: Apache, OpenSSH, DHCP, FACLs, scripting, RPM/YUM, iptables, and basic troubleshooting for Linux Administrators. Students will configure a web server, schedule tasks, install and maintain software, and troubleshoot common problems encountered by Linux system administrators. Additional topics include how to configure and analyze logs, impose filesystem quotas, implement kernel level firewalling, and configure filesystem access control lists. This course is an elective in the Applied Network Administration and Design (ANAD) Associate Certificate and the CST/PTS Diploma. COMP 2766 and COMP 2767 together are equivalent to ACIT 2420 in the CIT Diploma. Upon completion of this course, successful participants will be aware of best practices in Linux Administration. Note: This course is offered in the April term.


COMP 2766 - Introduction to Linux or equivalent knowledge of command line Linux.





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 65905

Sat Apr 13 - Sat Jul 20 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jul 20 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 DTC Rm. 300


Steven Ng

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval. No class April 20 (Easter), May 18 (Victoria Day) or June 29 (Canada Day).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful compleltion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Configure and secure OpenSSH.
  • Install and maintain software packages.
  • Configure and analyze system log files.
  • Compress and archive files.
  • Configure Apache web server.
  • Configure DHCP,
  • Schedule tasks.
  • Impose filesystem quotas.
  • Implement IP tables.
  • Troubleshoot common problems.
  • Customize a user's environment.
  • Configure filesystem ACLs.
  • Write scripts for common administrative tasks.

Effective as of Winter 2019

Related Programs

COMP 2767 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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