IST191: Linux System Administration

Linux mascotCatalog Course Description: This course will provide students with the skills necessary to manage Linux users and groups, secure a Linux server, and to deploy and administer the core network services in a Linux system, such as Apache Web Server, Samba File Server, BIND Domain Name Service, Network File Service (NFS), and other network services.

Purpose of the Course: Students will learn how manage Linux users and groups, as well as secure a Linux server. Students will also learn how to install and configure Linux network services including Apache Web Server (Apache), Samba File Service (SMB), Berkley Domain Name Service (BIND), Network File Service (NFS), Postfix E-mail Service, and other Linux network services.

The student support materials for IST191 are located here or on Blackboard. All IST191 Assignments, Lab Exercises, and Unit Tests will be submitted to Blackboard.

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Textbooks for IST191

IST191 is designed to use two sources of course content.

Red Hat Academy RH134-9 (RHEL9 Version) which is much like the content we used during recent semesters in IST190 as far as format is concerned. Students will have access to the Red Hat Academy course content in Week #1 of the class.

Once we have completed the RHA content, we will use “RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, Seventh Edition” by Michael Jang and Alexandro Orsaria to study network applications and services for the remainder of of the course. Here is information on Mr. Jang’s textbook:

  • Paperback: 1072 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 7 edition (April 8, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071841962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071841962
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.9 x 9.1 inches

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