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Spring 2011
Dec 08, 2023
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CSC 156 - Operating Systems Basics and Security
This course provides students with the elementary knowledge necessary to navigate and administer the Linux operating system. The way in which the Linux and Windows operating systems perform tasks will be compared and contrasted to facilitate the learning of operating system concepts. Topics discussed in this course include: Linux file system management and utilities; mail facility; pipes, redirection and filters; text editor utilities; basic shell scripts and process management. Students will install and manage the Linux environment through hands-on exercises and a team-based course project. Employability skills will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: CSC 101, or NST 165, or CSC 151 (simultaneous enrollment allowed), or permission of Computer Science instructor.
General Education Elective
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Classroom/Web/Hybrid, Web

Math Science Division
Computer Science Department

Course Attributes:
CAD Approved Elective, General Education Elective

May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      High School

(Undergraduate level CS 1101 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level CSC 101 Minimum Grade of D-) or (Undergraduate level CN 1115 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level NST 165 Minimum Grade of D-) or (Undergraduate level CS 1111 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level CSC 151 Minimum Grade of D-)

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