Monday January 9 – All Woodroffe Campus classes for level 1 before 1pm are cancelled and replaced by Algonquin Orientation.
Your CST program program orientation is 8am to 10am Monday January 9 in room T119. Regular classes resume at 1pm; see your ACSIS timetable.
|2017-01-09||– Week 1 –||Monday January 9 09h00 to 12h00 – Level 1 Orientation in T117 (no Level 1 morning classes)|
|2017-01-11||– Week 1 –||Monday January 11 – Level 1 classes start at noon|
|2017-02-12||– Week 5 –||Friday February 10 10am – in-class Midterm #1 of 2 (10%)|
|2017-02-20||– Week 6.5 –||Monday February 20 – Family Day (College closed)|
|2017-02-20||– Week 6.5 –||Monday February 20 – Study Break Week (no classes Monday-Friday)|
|2017-03-17||– Week 9 –||Friday March 17 10am – in-class Midterm #2 of 2 (15%)|
|2017-03-24||– Week 10 –||Friday March 24 – final withdrawal date (NEW DATE!)|
|2017-04-14||– Week 13 –||Friday April 14 – Good Friday (College closed)|
|2017-04-22||– Week 15 –||Algonquin Final Assessment Week (Exams end after 2017-04-29)|
|2017-04-28||– Week 15 –||Friday April 28 08h00 (8am to 11am) – CA-105 A,B,C – Final exam (3 hours – 40%)|
|2017-09-06||– Week 1 –||Wednesday September 6 – start of Fall Term 2017 and CST8207 Fall 2017|
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 and features of the GNU/Linux operating system and utilities, 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 are studied. Students perform file system searches, full-text searches, and data-mine system log files to generate analyses of network attacks and intrusion attempts. Students also customize their shell programming 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!)
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