• Course Outline - ISTM140L Linux Fundamentals

  • Course Number Course Title Course Credits
    ISTM140L Linux Fundamentals 4

    Course Description:

    This course provided students with the fundamental concepts of Linux/UNIX operating systems. The course covers such topics as the Linux/UNIX file system, commands, utilities, text editing, shell programming and text processing utilities. Students learn command line syntax and features of the popular Linux/UNIX shells, including filename generation, redirection, pipes and quoting mechanisms. The course is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field. It also helps prepare individuals seeking to pass the CompTIA Linux+ (powered by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI)) certification exam. While directed towards cyber security concepts, this class is appropriate for Web Designers, Network Technicians, Game Developers and general Computer Technicians. Individuals possessing a Linux+ certification or equivalent may apply for waiver for this class.


    1. Evaluate Linux as an operating system
    2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of working with Linux
    3. Use Linux command line to complete a series of tasks
    4. Demonstrate navigation between directories to access and manipulate files
    5. Demonstrate basic scripting
    6. Compare and contrast Linux differentiation between desktops and servers
    7. Demonstrate the creation of multiple partitions allowing a computer to "dual boot"
    8. Create user groups on a Linux system
    9. Use a common scripting language in Linux to perform various cyber security network scanning techniques
    10. Implement Linux in a Virtual Environment