OPS335 - Open System Application Server

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Subject Title
Open System Application Server

Subject Description
This subject teaches the maintenance and administration of a UNIX server using Linux. Students will learn to install and upgrade the operating system software, set up user accounts, manage current files systems, back up and restore files, install and configure servers, modify system start-up sequences, administrate common services and modify basic network configurations.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CNS/CTY Program.

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


  1. Configure the operating system on a device to allow it to perform routing functions on a network.
  2. Install software to provide end-users with access to commonly used networking services.
  3. Configure various client/server software packages to provide file-sharing and interoperability between various platforms.
  4. Diagnose malfunctions with computers and the network to ensure the maximum availability of network services.
  5. Implement data/device recovery policies to ensure minimal network downtime and data loss.
  6. Configure authentication and logging services to ensure secure access to a network and provide network monitoring.

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