Updated: 2013-05-08 21:01 EDT

1 Readings, Assignments, Labs, and ToDo

2 Final Exam Schedule is Posted

Your Final Exam schedule is posted in the ICT office and on the Course Home Page.

3 Midterm Test #2 - Week 10 - Thursday March 21 - 25%

3.1 Learning the Material

3.2 Midterm Test #2 Analysis

Your midterm marks and answers were sent to you by email around 1pm on Friday, March 22. If you didn’t get them, perhaps you didn’t white-list my email addresses. See the Week 01 Notes HTML.

Get (and keep) your question sheet from your instructor. You will need it to do the next bonus lab. An electronic copy of the midterm test is under “Quizzes, Tests, and Exams” in the Class Notes.

You can see the errors in Midterm Test #2 PDF.

3.2.1 Scores for 69 Students

100 97.9 95.8 93.8 91.7 89.6 89.6 87.5 87.5 87.5 87.5 87.5 85.4 84.2 83.3 79.2 77.1 72.9 72.9 72.9 68.8 68.5 66.7 66.7 64.6 62.7 60.4 60.4 60.4 60.4 60.4 60.4 58.8 58.3 56.6 56.6 54.8 54.2 54.2 52.9 51.2 50.9 50.5 50 47 45.8 45.8 45.8 44.5 41.7 41.7 41.7 41.1 38.4 37.5 34.4 34.1 33.3 32.3 30.3 29.2 29.2 22.9 22.9 20.8 19 19 15 12.8

An average random answering of the test (all guesses) would give a score around 20%.

5 From the Classroom Whiteboard/Chalkboard

6 Some Commands

Keep a notebook with a List of Commands in it.

7 Real Sysadmin Work

Use open source software in preference to proprietary or closed source alternatives, in particular for operating systems, networking software, Web servers, databases and programming languages.

Problems which are rare, or specific to a domain may be best answered by using software as a service, or by installing proprietary software. In such cases, take care to mitigate the risk of lock-in to a single supplier by ensuring open standards are available for interfaces.

For unique needs and common problems which have yet to be solved well elsewhere, develop software by coding in the open and publish under an open source licence.

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240179643/Government-mandates-preference-for-open-source

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