CIS133 Unix/Linux System Administration I
Janelle C. Arruda, Professor CIS
Fall 2018
Course Policies
Professor's Schedule - includes Office Hours
Supplemental Materials
Homework and In-Class Labs
Week 4

Online Students:  Don't forget to check-in.  Some have not communicated with me since week 1.  PLEASE check in regularly.

During class on 9/25 I covered file permissions: chmod, chgrp, chown, umask, special permissions.

The third homework was assigned.

Week 3 This week's lectures are on user, password policy and group management.

The 2nd homework was assigned.

The videos on the site are from last year; I'm having problems with the recordings and audio.   Hopefully all will be resolved before next week.

Week 2


During class on the 9/11 all in-class students installed the OpenSuse Leap 42.2 Operating System.  Online students must complete the installation ASAP.  Instructions are available on the Homework and In-Class labs page above.

I also covered different methods of getting help on Linux, how to change the default resolution for the system, doing system updates and installing other desktop managers.    Videos have been posted on the eLearning site.

The first homework was assigned and is available on the Homework and In-Class labs page above. 

Online Students:  Don't forget to check-in.


Week 1


During week 1 I provided an overview of the class and lectured on Linux distros and desktops. 

The video from today's lecture has been posted on the eLearning site; it is available on the Recorded Lectures page.  

During next week's class (9/11)  students will install OpenSuse Leap 42.2 within the Vmware system.  If you have not done so already, please  login to  vmware and ensure that you have access to a folder (your name) in the CIS133 folder.  

ONLINE STUDENTS:  Students who have opted to take the course online MUST email me and let me know your plans.  You must also "check-in" weekly.  Submitting an assignment does count as a check-in.  If you aren't submitting an assignment during a particular week then a "check-in" email is required.



This is the first of a two-course sequence which covers how to install, manage and configure a Linux Operating system to function both as a stand alone system and as a server and client machine on a network. 

I've checked the roster and I don't see any new names; this means you all have had me before and know my style of teaching and you know my course policies.  I'll review everything in that regards during the first class. 

There is no required textbook for the course.  I will use on-line resources for the course and will post them on the Supplemental Materials page of this site.  I will be recording the lectures for this course and will post them on the eLearning site. 

If you have questions about this site at any time and/or you have questions about the course, please do not hesitate to ask in class, email me, stop by during an office hour, or make an appointment to see me.  My office is in K-217, my email address is and my office hours are listed within my schedule.