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ISTM140L LINUX FUNDAMENTALS

PROPOSED SCHEDULE
This course uses the TestOut LabSim package for Linux Pro. It contains all of your quizzes and lab
assignments. Your grade is determined based on your performance on these assignments.
You may work the class at your own pace. However, you must complete the class by the end of the
term. Keep in mind that TestOut tracks your performance as well as your participation in minutes.
There is a lot of material in this class. Use the following schedule as a guide to where you should be by
week.
Week

Topics

Sections

Maps to*

Introduction to class, Begin working with


TestOut, Using Linux

Read the syllabus. Complete


0.1 thru 1.6

Using Linux

Complete 1.7 thru 1.12

Installation and Localization / Boot and


Shutdown

Complete chapters 2 and 3

User Interfaces and Desktops / Software


Installation

Complete chapters 4 and 5

Users and Groups / Disk and File System


Management

Complete chapter 6, and 7.1


thru 7.4

T2

Disk and File System Management /


Hardware Installation

Complete 7.5 thru 7.12, and


chapter 8

T10

Processes and System Services

Complete chapter 9

T4, T9

System Monitoring

Complete chapter 10

T7

Networking

Complete chapter 11

T11

10

Security

Complete chapter 12

T4, T6,
T10, T12

Finals

Complete the Linux Pro certification exam

T3, T8
T1

O1

Remember, you can take the internal quizzes as often as you wish. Be sure to finish with your highest
score. You may take the practice exams as often as you wish. These are not scored and will not count
towards your grade. You may take the final only once.
If you choose to sit for the CompTIA Linux+ certification, you are responsible for your own testing and
fees. MHCC is a Pearson Vue test site.
Grade assignment is the college standard A = 90%, B = 80%, C = 70%, D = 60%, F = 59+ and below.

2017 Dr. Wayne Machuca


MHCC / ISTM

CAE MAPPING
Mt. Hood Community College is designated by the National Security Administration (NSA) and the US
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Center for Academic Excellence 2 Year (CAE-2y). This
core class is mapped to specific Knowledge Units (KUs) administered by the National INFOSEC
Education and Training Program (NIETP).
This class maps specifically to the Outcomes and Topics of the System Administration KU. Specific
mappings are identified in the schedule above and relate to the Outcomes and Topics listed here.
Current information on all KUs is available at cyberedwiki.org.
OUTCOMES
1.

Students will be able to apply the knowledge gained to successfully install and securely
configure, operate and maintain a commodity OS, to include: setting up user accounts,
configuring appropriate authentication policies, configuring audit capabilities, performing
back-ups, installing patches and updates, reviewing security logs, and restoring the system
from a backup.

TOPICS
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OS Installation
User accounts management (Access controls, Password Policies, Authentications Methods,
Group Policies)
Command Line Interfaces
Configuration Management
Updates and patches (Specifics covered in other classes)
Event Logging and Auditing (for performance and security)
Managing System Services
Virtualization
Backup and Restoring Data
File System Security
Network Configuration (port security)
Host (Workstation/Server) Intrusion Detection
Security Policy Development (Covered in other classes)

This document was checked for accessibility on December 2, 2016

2017 Dr. Wayne Machuca


MHCC / ISTM