EECP3281 - Unix System Administration
EECP 3281 Unix System Administration 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: EECP 3180 Computer Networks
Goal To prepare students for an entry-level position as a system administrator of a network utilizing the LINUX network operating system.
The course should enable the student to:

  1. Prepare hardware for a LINUX installation
  2. Configure a boot manager and system software
  3. Recompile a custom kernel
  4. Setup and manage print services
  5. Configure and troubleshoot a GUI,
  6. TCP/IP, mail and web servers and DNS.
  7. Understand system security
The students should be able to:

  1. Select and configure fundamental system hardware
  2. Design and configure hard-disk system
  3. Make and install programs from source
  4. Manage shared libraries
  5. Use Red Hat Package Manager(rpm)
  6. Manage kernel modules
  7. Reconfigure, build and install a custom kernel and modules
  8. Perform basic file editing operations using common editors
  9. Install, configure and manage local and remote printers and queues
  10. Customize and use the shell environment
  11. Customize or write simple scripts
  12. Install & Configure Xfree86, setup XDM, identify and terminate runaway X applications
  13. Perform TCP/IP Troubleshooting & Configuration
  14. Configure and manage inetd and related services
  15. Properly manage the NFS, smb, and nmb daemons
  16. Setup and configure basic DNS services