Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CMSC 253 - UNIX/LINUX System Administration

(G only)

Introduction to concepts, procedures, tasks, and utilities of UNIX/LINUX system administration. Topics include UNIX/LINUX system architecture, user administration, process management, software installation and management, hierarchy, creation, and management of file systems, device configuration and management, as well as networking fundamentals. PREREQUISITE(S): CMSC 110  or NWIT 127 , or consent of department. Four hours each week. Formerly CS 253.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Install UNIX/LINUX operating system
  • Configure UNIX/LINUX kernel
  • Describe UNIX/LINUX system architecture
  • Describe the administrative tasks of the OS
  • Utilize system utilities to perform administrative tasks
  • Run and configure essential system processes
  • Describe the file system hiearchy
  • Create and maintain file systems
  • Perform backup and recovery
  • Create and maintain users and groups
  • Install and configure application software
  • Manage and configure devices
  • Install and configure network components

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