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Beginning and Intermediate System Administration

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Spring 2010
Computer Science 98/198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

In this course you will learn how to set up and administer your own LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server.  The beginner section is geared towards those who have no prior experience with Linux or Unix-like systems, and will teach you everything you need to know to get a basic LAMP stack running.  The intermediate section delves deeper into how things work and why we do things a certain way.  It is therefore geared more towards students with some prior experience with Linux or Unix-like systems, though highly-motivated beginners should be able to catch up quickly and participate in the intermediate section.

Both sections will consist of approximately one hour of lecture and one hour of lab per week.  Attendance and homework/labs are mandatory- more than four of either missed will result in a NP grade for the course.  Both sections will also feature a final project to be completed in teams.  The beginning final project will be highly structured and directed, while students in the intermediate section will be given more freedom to choose their own projects.

We have posted sample lectures and homework/lab assignments from previous semesters on the course website for prospective students to look over.

How to Enroll:

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have trouble enrolling in the class (because of upper division/lower division limits, etc.) please e-mail us at so we can help you get into the course.

Course Contact: sysadmin-decal AT


Faculty Sponsor: Brian Harvey

Time & Location:

Beginner30310 SodaM 6p-8p2/01started
IntermediateMichael Gasidlo
15310 SodaM 6p-8p2/01started

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