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Linux System Administration Decal

A course covering the basics of setting up and administering a production-quality Linux server environment.

Week 9 Announcements

Apr 11 · 1 min read
  1. The 9th week’s labs and lectures have been released! You can view them in the schedule below. Lab 9 will be due Saturday, 4/17.
  2. End-of-semester notices: Unless you have requested a lab drop, please remember that 10 labs must be completed before the end-of-semester deadline of Sunday, 05/09. We will be offering an optional 11th lab for those who may be unable to complete one of the regularly offered labs; details will be announced next week.
  3. STF Renewal Update: The Student Tech Fund renewal has passed! Thank you to all who took some time out of their day to vote.
  4. (For registered students) If you feel that you’ll need more time to complete labs, or have more than 2 late labs, fill out this form.
  5. As usual, live lab will take place at ocf.io/decalzoom– Tuesday 8pm for beginner, Thursday 8pm for advanced.
  6. If you’d like support of any kind, or would like to chat with other students, #decal-general is always open!

Announcements

Weekly Schedule

  • 7:30 PM
  • 8:00 PM
  • 8:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • 9:30 PM
  • 10:00 PM
  • Monday

  • Tuesday

    • Beginner Lab
      8:00 PM–9:00 PM
      ocf.io/decalzoom
  • Wednesday

  • Thursday

    • Advanced Lab
      8:00 PM–9:00 PM
      ocf.io/decalzoom
  • Friday

Calendar

Week 0: 1/25/2021

Infosession
Infosessionocf.io/decalzoom
Slides
LabLab 0
Lab due Sat. 1/30

Week 1: 2/8/2021

Beginner Track
LectureHistory of UNIX, intro to shell, FOSS
Slides
LabLab b1 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 2/13
Advanced Track
LectureAdvanced Introduction to UNIX
Slides
LabLab a1 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 2/13

Week 2: 2/15/2021

Beginner Track
LectureCore Shell
Slides
LabLab b2 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 2/20
Advanced Track
LecturePackages
Slides
LabLab a2 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 2/20

Week 3: 2/22/2021

Beginner Track
LectureShell Scripting
Slides
LabLab b3 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 2/27
Advanced Track
LectureDIY Linux Pre-Install
Slides
LabLab a3 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 2/27

Week 4: 3/1/2021

Beginner Track
LectureCompiling, Distros, and Packaging
Slides
LabLab b4 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 3/6
Advanced Track
LectureLinux Post-Install
Slides
LabLab a4 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 3/6

Week 5: 3/8/2021

Beginner Track
LectureNetworking 101
Slides
LabLab b5 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 3/13
Advanced Track
LectureProcesses and Services
Slides
LabLab a5 (Solution)
Lab due Sat. 3/13

Week 6: 3/15/2021

Beginner Track
LectureProcesses
Slides
LabLab b6
Lab due Mon. 3/29
Advanced Track
LectureNetworking 102
Slides
LabLab a6
Lab due Mon. 3/29

Week 7: 3/29/2021

Beginner Track
LectureServices
Slides
LabLab b7
Lab due Sat. 4/3
Advanced Track
LectureNetworked Services
Slides
LabLab a7
Lab due Sat. 4/3

Week 8: 4/5/2021

Beginner Track
LectureSecurity Fundamentals
Slides
LabLab b8
Lab due Sat. 4/10
Advanced Track
LectureConfig Management
Slides
LabLab a8
Lab due Sat. 4/10

Week 9: 4/12/2021

Beginner Track
LectureVersion Control and Backups
Slides
LabLab b9
Lab due Sat. 4/17
Advanced Track
LectureAdvanced Security
Slides
LabLab a9
Lab due Sat. 4/17

Week 10: 4/19/2021

Beginner Track
LectureCloud, Containers, and Config Management
LabLab b10
Lab due Sat. 4/24
Advanced Track
LectureVirtualization, Containers, Distributed Architecture
LabLab a10
Lab due Sat. 4/24

Week 11

Extra Lab! (Optional)
Lab Lab 11
Lab due Sun. 5/9
Special Guest Lecture
Lecture Careers in Systems Administration
Date/Details TBA