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OPS335 Course Outline

Course Code: OPS335
Course Name: Open System Application Server
Offered Date: Winter - 2019 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This subject teaches the maintenance and administration of a UNIX server using Linux. Students will learn to install and upgrade the operating system software, set up user accounts, manage current files systems, back up and restore files, install and configure servers, modify system start-up sequences, administrate common services and modify basic network configurations.
Credit Status: 1 credit in the CNS/CTY Program.
Prerequisite: OPS235 & DCN286
Mode of Instruction: 2 hours interactive lecture per week.
2 hours lab time per week.
Learning Outcomes:
 
  1. Configure the operating system on a device to allow it to perform routing functions on a network.
  2. Install software to provide end-users with access to commonly used networking services.
  3. Configure various client/server software packages to provide file-sharing and interoperability between various platforms.
  4. Diagnose malfunctions with computers and the network to ensure the maximum availability of network services.
  5. Implement data/device recovery policies to ensure minimal network downtime and data loss.
  6. Configure authentication and logging services to ensure secure access to a network and provide network monitoring.
     
Topic Outline:
  • Networking
    •         TCP/IP and aliasing (ifconfig)
    •         xinetd
    •         packet filtering with iptables
    •         ssh (scp and other secure utilities)
    •         routing
    •         Masquerade (NAT)
    •         Gateways and firewalls
    •         wget, netcat
  • DNS
    •         tools (nslookup, dig, host)
    •         root servers
    •         hosts files
    •         /etc/named.conf setup
  • Disaster recovery
    •         Backups using dump/restore
    •         Archiving with tar and cpio
    •         Compression tools (gzip, bzip2, lzma, compress)
  • Mail
    •         Sendmail/Postfix configuration
    •         SMTP
    •         IMAP
    •         POP
    •         mailx
  • Samba
    •         File sharing
    •         cifs
    •         smbclient, smbpasswd
    •         Mounting MS file systems
    •         /etc/smb.conf
  • NFS and Auto-mounter
    •         Master file
    •         autofs
    •         Exporting and mounting NFS filesystems
    •         /etc/exports
  • NIS and LDAP
    •         portmap
    •         yppasswd
    •         ypserv
    •         ypbind
  • FTP
    •         vsftp
    •         active and passive modes
    •         log files
  • SSH
    •         Authentications including
      •             RHosts
      •             RHostsRSA
      •             Public Key
      •             Password
Prescribed Text(s):
  • Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook - 5th Edition by Nemeth, Snyder & Hein; ISBN 9780134277554 published by Prentice Hall
Reference Material:
None
Supply:
  • USB Flash Drive, 8GB minimum
  • 250GB SSD with USB 3.0 enclosure (available at the bookstore)
Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the final exam
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Achieve a weighted average of 50% or better for the tests and final exam
  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the overall course

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Evaluation:
Assignments (2)                           20%
Labs and quizzes                          20%
Midterm Test (minimum of 1)     30%
Final Exam                                     30%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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