OPS235 - Introduction to Open System Servers

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Subject Title
Introduction to Open System Servers

Subject Description
This project-based subject will teach students how to install and configure a Linux server. Further, students will learn how to connect to and communicate over a network in a controlled environment. They will learn how to manage their files on their system and how to set-up file and directory permissions. Students will manage basic system security and firewall settings. In order to configure their system, students will gain knowledge of a few basic Unix/Linux commands and be exposed to 'Shell' basics. Finally students will work with both text and graphical user interfaces.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CNS/CTY Program.

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


  1. Install a multi-function Open Source server to deliver standard services to multiple users on a network.
  2. Create OS installation and software update policies to maintain a server’s integrity and security.
  3. Install appropriate tools to customize and manage how a server is administered.
  4. Install software packages to customize server functions.
  5. Manage storage devices to maximize server performance and organization.
  6. Create virtual machines and virtual networks to increase network services and options while maintaining the same physical footprint.
  7. Manage user accounts to provide customized and secure access to appropriate network services and applications.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to create backups and restore data to minimize system downtime.

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