An intermediate-level course covering the fundamentals of the UNIX Operating System, including the file system, email, editor, and standard UNIX utilities. Emphasizes how the UNIX shell operates, and also presents advanced forms of utilities, regular expressions, and shell scripts.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- The UNIX Operating System
- UNIX File System
- UNIX e-mail
- The VI editor
- VI editor - Advanced
- Exploring the shell
- UNIX Communication
- Program Development
- Shell Scripts and Programming: Writing Applications
- Explain what an operating system is.
- Describe the UNIX file system.
- Demonstrate proficient use of at least one UNIX e-mail software package.
- Demonstrate proficient use of the VI editor.
- Create text files.
- Discuss the different shells available.
- Define .profile, .plan, and .exrc/.virc file usage.
- Draw the file and directory organization of UNIX.
- Manipulate the directory organization.
- Demonstrate proficient use of multiple standard UNIX utilities.
- Demonstrate proficient use of sed, grep, awk, and similar commands.*
- Design a script file.*
- Write anddebug UNIX shell scripts.*
- Demonstrate proficient use of shell script constructs.
- Define and use regular expressions.
- Distinguish between different kinds of variables.
Assessment and Requirements
Written tests and hands-on activities.
Afzal, Amir. UNIX Unbounded. Fifth Edition.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Skills-based assessment proficient score, assessment administered by the Computer Information Systems department faculty. Faculty will assess skills-based assessment based on evaluation rubric. Assessment information located in The School of Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development office. Students must also complete a departmental exam and have proper licensure/certification.
CompTia Network+ Certification OR TestOut Network Pro Certification must be current. Department faculty will verify certification(s). Verified certifications, and the Credit for Prior College-Level Learning application will be signed, copied, and retained in the The School of Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development office. Students must also complete a departmental exam and a skilled demonstration.