LNX155 - Introduction to Linux

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Subject Title
Introduction to Linux

Subject Description
This lab-based course will provide technology students with a practical introduction to Linux, the free
and open source operating system, used in everything from embedded systems to supercomputers.
Students will install GNU/Linux and common Linux applications and learn to use them for every-day
computing tasks such as: creating and organizing files, keeping the system secure and up-to-date,
maintaining backups, using multimedia and office applications, as well as accessing the Internet and
cloud services.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training, Applied Electronic Troubleshooting Techniques certificate program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

• Describe how free software licensing differs from proprietary models
• Install a standalone major Linux distribution
• Keep the system up-to-date and perform basic administration tasks
• Install and use common applications
• Use the command-line interface and basic commands
• Describe how Linux organizes files
• Set file permissions
• Connect to a remote host using ssh
• Use the cloud for backup purposes
• Use virtualization software to install and run Linux

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.