OPS245 - Open Systems Server

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Subject Title
Open Systems Server

Subject Description
This project-based subject will teach students how to install and configure Linux servers. 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 automate configuring their systems, students will expand their knowledge of basic Unix/Linux commands and be exposed to scripting basics. Finally students will work with both text and graphical user interfaces

Credit Status
One credit

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

  • Install a multi-function Open Source server to deliver standard services to multiple users on a network.
  • Create OS installation and software update policies to maintain a server’s integrity and security.
  • Install software packages to customize server functions.
  • Manage storage devices to maximize server performance and organization.
  • Create virtual machines and virtual networks to increase network services and options while maintaining the same physical footprint.
  • Manage user accounts to provide customized and secure access to appropriate network services and applications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create backups and restore data to minimize system downtime.
  • Compose scripts to automate common system administration tasks
  • Interpret and modify scripts written in common languages to predict their effect on a system

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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