CMPS 261 Server Management

Course Description

In this course, students will learn how to administer a server. This ranges from installing an operating system, remotely installing software packages through a package manager, configuring the system, managing security and encryption, backups, to shell scripting. A big component of this course is lab work.
Credits: 3, prerequisites: CMPS 162.

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Course Syllabus

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Module 15: Final Exam

Course Objectives

  1. Install an operating system.
  2. Remotely install software on an operating system.
  3. Configure and run the installed programs.
  4. Install security patches.
  5. Perform maintenance remotely.
  6. Learn to write simple shell scripts for automating common tasks.

Course Topics

  1. Server installation
  2. Server configuration
  3. Remote management
  4. Backups
  5. Practical security and encryption
  6. Shell scripting

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