CTS 221: Introduction to Linux

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Restricted Elective

Provides a comprehensive overview of the Linux operating system. Become familiar with the Linux command-line environment, utilities and applications, as well as the graphical X Window environment.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Syllabus Overview
  2. Introduction to Linux
  3. Preparing for Linux Installation
  4. Linux Installation and Usage
  5. Exploring Linux Filesystems
  6. Linux Filesystem Management
  7. Linux Filesystem Administration
  8. Advanced Installation
  9. Midterm Exam
  10. Working with the BASH Shell
  11. System Initialization
  12. The X Window System
  13. Managing Linux Processes
  14. Common Administrative Tasks
  15. Compression, System Back-up, and Software Installation