CIS232 Linux Administration II
Janelle C. Arruda, Professor CIS
Spring 2018
Course Policies
Professor's Schedule - includes Office Hours
Supplemental Materials
Homework and In-Class Labs
Career Services Events:    Consider attending some of the workshops!  Event Calendar

STEM Networking Event March 1st-  Register in advance. Bring copies of your resume. Dress to impress!  click here for flyer

Job Postings:   
This site gets updated fairly regularly:  CIS Job Postings via BCC Career Services

A posting that I don't see at the above link:
Career Services received a Level 1 Help Desk Support Technician from Datalyst today, an IT technology firm located In Eastern Massachusetts.  Datalyst LLC is a leader of providing regional customers with IT Managed Services, IT technical services, hardware/software support and consulting solutions.    They encourage students who are pursuing careers in business information systems and/or computer networking to apply. 

Graduating this semester?  Don't forget to Apply to Graduate! Plan on 'walking the stage'?   If so, you must apply by MARCH 30. Apply online through accessBCC. Commencement is June 2, 2018.

Week 4


During class on 2/13 I covered NAT and printing.  For those who attended class you know that things didn't go very well.   

Notes regarding class:

NAT:  After class I spent quit a bit of time troubleshooting this.  All settings that I presented during class were correct.  In the end, I moved the machines to a different virtual network and all worked.   (I moved the machines from CIS232-S13 to CIS232-S12).   I don't have an explanation as to why it worked on one network and not on the other but.... welcome to the world of technology!
I have posted the video (from this year) and the homework. 

NAT Update:  As of today's date (2/21/2018) two students have worked on the NAT assignment and although all was properly configured, their client machine still could not get online.   I have spent many hours (and even had Sil helping) to try to determine why it won't work but have not yet come up with a reason.    In regards to the homework, here's what you'll need to do:   Complete the assignment and if all works then be thankful and submit it.  If you're able to ping the server's internal card from the client AND you're able to ping the server's external card from the client but can't ping beyond that, submit the assignment and I'll grade it based on whether it's properly configured.   After grading it I will clone a working machine (that you'll have to do a little work on) and you should use the new machine for future homework.  

Printing:    I'll start from where I left off when we meet on the 27th. 

Next Week:  We will NOT meet next week.  BCC will follow Monday's schedule on Tuesday 2/20. 

Week 3


During class on 2/6 I covered DHCP and assigned the DHCP homework.
Week 2


During class on 1/30 I provided an overview of the class and reviewed some topics necessary for the review homework.

The Review Homework assignment was posted on the site.

Next week I will cover DHCP.


Week 1


Welcome Back!

We'll start the semester by do a review of a few topics including NFS, NIS, and password policies.  A review homework on these topics will be assigned. 

After reviewing the above mentioned topics  the first new topic of the semester will be DHCP.   

As with CIS133, 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.  Supplemental materials from last semester are available on this class's supplemental materials page.  

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.