Linux Operating System 1

Enrollment Message:

This course has specific, unique technology and device requirements; please see the full syllabus for details. Students will receive additional information by email about accessing their course content in NetAcad within 24 school day or business hours after their enrollment is approved in the Student Learning Portal (SLP).

As one of the most successful open source collaborations, Linux has evolved into the most reliable operating system on the planet. This is the course for aspiring, career-minded Linux system administrators who want to advance their skills and prepare for the LPIC-1 Certification. NDG Linux I provides hands-on labs and activities, ensuring that you grow your expertise. Expect to perform maintenance tasks on the command line, install and configure a computer running Linux, and configure basic networking, using virtual machines running Linux. No prerequisite knowledge required, however the concepts in this course are covered at a more challenging pace than in NDG Linux Essentials. This is the first course in a 2-course series together with NDG Linux II, offered in partnership with Michigan Information Technology Training. Prerequisites: Linux Essentials

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Work on the command line
  • Process Text streams using filters
  • Process basic file management
  • Find system files and place files in correct location
  • Search text files using regular expressions
  • Perform basic file editing
  • Use streams, pipes and redirects
  • Create, monitor, modify and kill processes
  • Manage file permissions
  • Create and change hard and symbolic links
  • Determine and configure hardware settings
  • Install a boot manager and boot the system
  • Create partitions and filesystems
  • Control mounting, unmounting and integrity of filesystems
  • Manage disk quotas
  • Use RPM and YUM package management
  • Use Debian package management
  • Manage shared libraries

Course Outline:

Module 1: Getting Started

Module 2: Working with Text

Module 3: Booting the System

Module 4: Administrative Access

Module 5: System Software

Module 6: Basic File Management

Module 7: Advanced File Management

Module 8: Partitioning

Module 9: Administration of File Systems

Resources Included: Students will have access to the Cisco Networking Academy (Netacad) curriculum and course resources (Labs, Packet Tracer Activities, Reading Guides, Assessments, etc.). Michigan Information Technology Training is a Cisco Networking Academy and is offering the Cisco Netacademy Program in an asynchronous e-learning environment to enable students to learn valuable information and skills for increased access to opportunities in the global economy.

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual and Michigan Information Technology Training do not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score earned will be submitted to your school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system. The final score will be calculated through total points earned within the following weighted categories: Chapter Reading Guides (15%); Lab Assignments (15%); Chapter Quizzes (20%); Midterm Exam (25%); Final Exam (25%).

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements:

  • A computer with either Windows (7 or later), Linux, Macintosh Operating System, or Chromebook. Chromebook users will need to contact their instructor to request installation of a virtual machine.
  • Reliable Internet Access;
  • Ability to download and install Packet Tracer, a stand-alone program that is required for all Cisco NetAcademy Courses;
  • Ability to download/upload PDF files as well as Packet Tracer files (.pka);
  • A PDF reader to complete assignments (Recommend: Adobe Reader); Note: All Reading Guides/Labs are fillable PDF files.
  • Up to date Chrome and/or Firefox Web Browser to access the curriculum;
  • Java (JRE) to access Packet Tracer testing environment;
  • Students also require access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments, including labs/lab reports, Packet Tracer Activities and Skills-Based Assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: Linux Essentials is a required prerequisite for this course. Basic technology skills necessary to locate and share information and files as well as interact with others in a Learning Management System (LMS), include the ability to:

  • Download, edit, save, convert, and upload files
  • Download and install software
  • Use a messaging service similar to email
  • Communicate with others in online discussion or message boards, following basic rules of netiquette
  • Open attachments shared in messages
  • Create, save, and submit files in commonly used word processing program formats and as a PDF
  • Edit file share settings in cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Save a file as a .pdf
  • Copy and paste and format text using your mouse, keyboard, or an html editor’s toolbar menu
  • Insert images or links into a file or html editor
  • Search for information within a document using Ctrl+F or Command+F keyboard shortcuts
  • Work in multiple browser windows and tabs simultaneously
  • Activate a microphone or webcam on your device, and record and upload or link audio and/or video files
  • Use presentation and graphics programs
  • Follow an online pacing guide or calendar of due dates
  • Use spell-check, citation editors, and tools commonly provided in word processing tool menus
  • Create and maintain usernames and passwords

Additional Information: Students taking the entire series of Linux courses are eligible to sit for either the LPIC-1: Linux Administrator Certification exam. While Michigan Virtual and Michigan Information Technology Training prepare students for this exam, the certification exam is not part of this course. It is the responsibility of the student or parent to register for the exam of their choosing. For more information about certification exams, go to: https://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications OR https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/linux .

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: Michigan Virtual (Brightspace)
NCES Code: 10109
MDE Endorsement Code: NR - Computer Science
MMC Minimum Requirements: EDP/Career Interest Elective

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: MI Information Technology Training
Instructor Provider: MI Information Technology Training

Course Type: Netacademy