|2019-01-07||– Week 1 –||10am Monday January 7 – CST Level 1 Orientation in T117|
|2019-01-07||– Week 1 –||Monday January 7 – All Level 1 classes start after 1pm|
|2019-02-15||– Week 6 –||Midterm #1 in class 8am Friday February 15 in T130 – 10%|
|2019-02-18||– Week 6.5 –||Monday February 18 – Family Day (College closed)|
|2019-02-18||– Week 6.5 –||February 18–22 – Study Break Week (no classes Monday-Friday)|
|2019-03-22||– Week 10 –||Midterm #2 in class 8am Friday March 22 in T130 – 15%|
|2019-03-22||– Week 10 –||Friday March 22 – final withdrawal date|
|2019-04-19||– Week 14 –||Friday April 19 – Good Friday (College closed)|
|2019-04-20||– Week 15 –||Algonquin Final Assessment Week Saturday through Saturday – Exams end after 2019-04-27|
|2019-04-23||– Week 15 –||Final Exam: 1pm Tuesday April 23 in T119 (1pm to 4pm: 3 hours) – 40%|
|2019-05-06||– Week 1 –||Monday May 6 – start of Spring Term 2019 and CST8207 Spring 2019. (Not taught by Ian! Allen, who resigned from the College effective June 30 2019.)|
|2019-09-03||– Week 1 –||Tuesday September 3 – start of Fall Term 2019 and CST8207 Fall 2019. (Not taught by Ian! Allen, who resigned from the College effective June 30 2019.)|
See also the "Academic Calendar" on the Algonquin Registrar Office Page.
Consult the Course Outline (PDF) for the official description.
Students learn the basic concepts, features, and commands of the GNU/Linux operating system, the world's most well-known Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) project and the underlying technology supporting Google, Facebook, and Android smart phones. Students examine the power of the GNU/Linux command line and the basics of shell scripting and task automation. Students perform file system searches, full-text searches, and data-mine system log files to generate analyses of system status and intrusion attempts. Students customize their shell environment to simplify repetitive tasks and support system administration functions.
Web notes for this course are kept at multiple sites. I pay for the notes to be stored on commercial Linux-based web hosting services, with backup copies located in various locations.
Write down the locations of the web notes and their backup copies from the list below. (You won't be able to get to this page if the main web site is down!)
Winter 2019 is the last CST8207 delivered by Ian! D. Allen. To avoid having to teach night courses at Algonquin College, Ian had to resign as professor, effective June 30 2019.
Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants. –Programming Sucks