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Assignment List for CIS 262 – UNIX Administration

Winter 2014 (Revised 3/30/14)

 


Getting Started (Orientation) -

 

Reading Assignment:

Course Syllabus and Assignments List (Getting Started folder on the Canvas website under the “Lessons” tab – https://olympic.instructure.com)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 5, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 10 – 15 minutes

Deliverable Length: 2 - 3 paragraphs

Please provide some information on your background, education, work experience and personal interests that you would like to share with the rest of the class. Where are you from?  What do you do for a living?  What do you hope to get out of this course? … Please indicate how many courses you have taken to-date through Olympic College and WAOL (Washington Online) and if you are taking any additional courses this term.  If you have any IT experience, do not hesitate to reveal it.  Please share your expectations for this on-line course and the Olympic College program in which you are currently enrolled.

Assignment Type: Survey Due Date: April 5, 2014

Points Possible: 10* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Canvas Pre-Survey found within the Getting Started Assignment folder under the Getting Started folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete this survey before the assignment due date (found above).

 


Module 1 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 8 (Eckert) – System Initialization and X Windows

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 9, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Boot Loader options -

Using the Internet, research two boot loaders used for Linux other than LILO and GRUB. What configuration file do they use? What are their benefits and disadvantages compared with LILO and GRUB?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: April 12, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 8-1, Hands-On Project 8-2, Hands-On Project 8-3, Hands-On Project 8-4, and Hands-On Project 8-5 from Chapter 8. Submit a single document, addressing each and every question, with a liberal number of screenshots of the steps to show completion of all tasks, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim(s).  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (CompTIA’s Linux+ Powered by LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following LabSim section(s).  Include a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on Canvas) at the end of your final homework document and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

Section 3.1 – Linux Boot Process

Section 3.2 - BootLoaders

Section 3.3 – Runlevels

Section 3.4 – Init Scripts

Section 3.5 – System Shutdown

Section 4.1 – X Window System

Section 4.2 = Display managers

Section 4.3 – Accessibility

Assignment Type: Quiz Due Date: April 12, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 1 Exam found within Module 1 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 2 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 9 (Eckert) – Managing Linux Processes

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 16, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Using cron to automate system tasks –

Discuss some of the common administrative tasks that you feel could probably be automated by using either the at or cron daemons. On average, how much time do you feel an administrator could save compared to carrying out similar tasks on a Windows system?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: April 19, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Project - Hands-On Project 9-1, Hands-On Project 9-2, Hands-On Project 9-3, Hands-On Project 9-4, Hands-On Project 9-5, and Hands-On Project 9-6 from Chapter 9. Submit a single document, addressing each and every question, with a liberal number of screenshots of the steps to show completion of all tasks, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim(s).  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (CompTIA’s Linux+ Powered by LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following LabSim section(s).  Include a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on Canvas) at the end of your final homework document and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

Section 9.1 – Processes

Section 9.2 – Process Management

Section 9.3 – Task Management

Assignment Type: Quiz Due Date: April 19, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 2 Exam found within Module 2 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 3 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 10 (Eckert) – Common Administrative Tasks

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 23, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Linux Log Files-

Use the Internet, books, or other resources to research various Linux utilities that can be used to store and sort various Linux log files. Share your findings and your opinions about the utilities.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: April 26, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 10-1, Hands-On Project 10-2, Hands-On Project 10-3, Hands-On Project 10-4, Hands-On Project 10-5, Hands-On Project 10-6, Hands-On Project 10-7, and Hands-On Project 10-8 from Chapter 10. Submit a single document, addressing each and every question, with a liberal number of screenshots of the steps to show completion of all tasks, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim(s).  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (CompTIA’s Linux+ Powered by LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following LabSim section(s).  Include a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on Canvas) at the end of your final homework document and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

Section 6.1 - Users and Group Overview

Section 6.2 - User Management

Section 6.3 - Group Management

Section 9.4 – Print Management

Section 10.1 – System Log Files

 

Assignment Type: Quiz Due Date: April 26, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 3 Exam found within Module 3 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 4 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 11 (Eckert) – Compression, System Backup, and Software Installation

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 30, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Linux "Package" Managers -

Use the Internet, library, or other resources to research two other package managers (besides RPM) available for Linux systems.  For each package manager, list the command and options required to install, query, and remove packages.  Also list the benefits that the package manager offers to Linux users and from where it can be downloaded on the Internet.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: May 3, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 10 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 11-1, Hands-On Project 11-2, Hands-On Project 11-3, Hands-On Project 11-4, and Hands-On Project 11-5 from Chapter 11. Submit a single document, addressing each and every question, with a liberal number of screenshots of the steps to show completion of all tasks, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim(s).  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (CompTIA’s Linux+ Powered by LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following LabSim section(s).  Include a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on Canvas) at the end of your final homework document and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

Section 5.1 – Red Hat Package Manager (RPM)

Section 5.2 – Debian Package Manager (DPKG)

Section 5.3 – Shared Libraries

Section 7.8 – Archive and Backup

Assignment Type: Quiz Due Date: May 3, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 4 Exam found within Module 4 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 5 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 12 (Eckert) – Network Configuration

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 7, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

SLIP & PPP-

Briefly describe the SLIP & PPP protocols, making sure to list the differences and how PPP was developed from SLIP.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: May 10, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 6 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 12-1, Hands-On Project 12-2, Hands-On Project 12-3, Hands-On Project 12-4, Hands-On Project 12-5, Hands-On Project 12-6, Hands-On Project 12-7, and Hands-On Project 12-8 from Chapter 12. Submit a single document, addressing each and every question, with a liberal number of screenshots of the steps to show completion of all tasks, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim(s).  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (CompTIA’s Linux+ Powered by LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following LabSim section(s).  Include a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on Canvas) at the end of your final homework document and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

Section 11.1 – Networking Overview

Section 11.2 – Network Interface Configuration

Section 11.3 – Routing Configuration

Section 11.4 – Hostname and DNS Configuration

Section 11.5 – Network Troubleshooting

Assignment Type: Quiz Due Date: May 10, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 5 Exam found within Module 5 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 6 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 13 (Eckert) – Configuring Network Services

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 14, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 6 paragraphs

File Transfer Protocol –

Your work in Alaska has been such a success that word has spread.  Island Associates, colleagues of Snow, Sleet, and Hale that are located in Los Angeles, want you to set up an FTP server for their maritime public records database, so that users around the country can download reports about how recently passed maritime laws might affect their rights.

1.      They have given you the following rules for setting up the FTP server, based on their current Internet connectivity in security concerns.

a.       The individual reports are fairly small, but they don’t think a user should be allowed to download more than 10 during one logon session, or a maximum of 10 MB of data.

b.      Anonymous FTP access should be restricted to 30 minutes per session.

c.       They’ve been having trouble with a group of users originate at the no-laws.org domain, so you should block all access to that domain.

Write the ftpaccess lines that will implement these rules.  Refer to the FTP access man page for the correct directives and formatting.  Don’t include the entire ftpaccess file, but only the lines used to set up these requirements.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: May 17, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 13-1, Hands-On Project 13-2, Hands-On Project 13-3, Hands-On Project 13-4, Hands-On Project 13-5, Hands-On Project 13-6, Hands-On Project 13-7, Hands-On Project 13-8, and Hands-On Project 13-9 from Chapter 13. Submit a single document, addressing each and every question, with a liberal number of screenshots of the steps to show completion of all tasks, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim(s).  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (CompTIA’s Linux+ Powered by LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following LabSim section(s).  Include a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on Canvas) at the end of your final homework document and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

Section 9.5 – Time Management

Section 9.6 – Mail Transfer Agent (MTA)

Section 9.7 – Structured Query Language (SQL)

Assignment Type: Quiz Due Date: May 17, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 6 Exam found within Module 6 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 7 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 14 (Eckert) – Troubleshooting, Performance, and Security

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 21, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Baselining Linux Performance and Troubleshooting Performance Issues -

You are the administrator of a Linux system that provides file and print services to over 100 clients in your company.  The system uses several IDE hard drives and has a Pentium IV processor with 512 MB of RAM.  Since its installation, you have installed database software that is used by only a few users.  Unfortunately, you have rarely monitored and documented performance information of this system in the past.  Recently, users complain that the performance of the server is very poor.  What commands could you use to narrow down the problem?  Are there any other troubleshooting methods that might be useful when solving this problem?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: May 24, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 8 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 14-1Hands-On Project 14-2Hands-On Project 14-3Hands-On Project 14-4Hands-On Project 14-5, Hands-On Project 14-6, Hands-On Project 14-7, and Hands-On Project 14-8 from Chapter 14. Submit a single document, addressing each and every question, with a liberal number of screenshots of the steps to show completion of all tasks, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim(s).  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (CompTIA’s Linux+ Powered by LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following LabSim section(s).  Include a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on Canvas) at the end of your final homework document and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

Section 12.1 – Root Usage
Section 12.2 – User Security and Restriction
Section 12.3 – Network Security
Section 12.4 – File Auditing

Section 12.5 – Login Blocking

Section 12.6 – Xinetd and Inetd Super Daemons

Section 12.7 – OpenSSH

Section 12.8 – SSH Port Tunneling

Section 12.9 – Public Key Authentication

Section 12.10 – Gnu Privacy Guard (GnuPG)

 

 

Assignment Type: Quiz Due Date: May 24, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 7 Exam found within Module 7 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 8 -

 

Reading Assignment:

Review Chapters 8 - 14 (Eckert)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: n/a
Points Possible: 0 Project Duration: n/a

Deliverable Length: n/a

None

Assignment Type: Final Project Due Date: June 7, 2014

Points Possible: 70 Project Duration: 5 - 10 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

For the Final Project follow the set of instructions under the Module 8 Instructions folder, under the Module 8: Final Project folder, under the “Lessons” tab, of your Canvas classroom, for completing a project that will call upon all of the foundational skills that you have learned so far for managing and maintaining a Linux-based host. Submit a single archived (e.g. .zip, .rar, .7z, etc.) Microsoft Word-compatible (e.g. .doc, .docx, .rtf, etc.) document and set of supporting files, including all of the “deliverables” specified in the assignment document, with a liberal number of screenshots of the steps to show completion of all tasks, to the Module 8 Assignment Drop Box for this module.

 

Be sure to begin this assignment by reading the Final Project Preparation document, which can also be found under the Module 8 Instructions folder of your Canvas classroom.

 

Assignment Type: Extra Credit Project Due Date: June 11, 2014

Points Possible: 40* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 2 - 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Follow the instructions under the Module 8 Instructions folder for configuring your own virtualized, heterogeneous environment consisting of at least 1 Microsoft Windows server and one Fedora server, configured to inter-operate using CIFS, SAMBA, PAM, WINS, NetBEUI, Kerberos, and any other technologies that you find necessary to use to facilitate pass-through authentication (from Microsoft Active Directory – AD – to Linux) and the sharing for files, folders, and print devices from Linux to Windows and Windows to Linux.  Submit a single Microsoft Word-compatible (e.g. .doc, .docx, .rtf, etc.) document, including all of the “deliverables” specified in the assignment document, with a liberal number of screenshots of the steps to show completion of all tasks, to the Module 8 Extra Credit Assignment Drop Box for this module.

 


Final Module – Course Wrap-up

 

Reading Assignment:

Review Chapters 8 - 14 (Eckert)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: n/a
Points Possible: 0 Project Duration: n/a

Deliverable Length: N/A

None

Assignment Type: Certification Practice Exam Due Date: June 11, 2014

Points Possible: 25* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Deliverable Length: n/a

 

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim. This assignment can only help your grade.

 

Using the TestOut software (CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the TestOut LX0-102 Certification Practice Exam.

Send me a screenshot of any one of your attempts to take the comprehensive "TestOut LX0-102 Certification Practice Exam" from the TestOut! LabSim product and I'll provide you with the passwords for the password-protected guides (under the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” folder).

You must have a score of 75% or better to obtain the passwords.  If you achieve this objective, then the password will be posted to the “Remarks” section of the Drop Box where you uploaded your screenshot.  All scores, though, will receive a pro-rated percentage of the Extra Credit points.

Upload your screenshot to the “Final Module Assignment” Drop Box under the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” folder of your Canvas website.
 

Assignment Type: Final Exam Due Date: June 11, 2014

Points Possible: 200 Project Duration: 120 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Final Module Exam found within “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” module of your Canvas online classroom. Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above). This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.


Assignment Type: Final Week Survey Due Date: June 11, 2014

Points Possible: 20* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 1/2 hour

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Faculty Assessment found within the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” module of your Canvas online classroom, before the assignment due date, to earn an extra 20 points towards your final score in this course.



   

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