CIS240L Linux Installation and Config

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Introduces the administration of systems utilizing the Linux operating system. Focuses on knowledge and skills necessary for day-to-day operations on a Linux system using the command line. This is the first course of a two-course sequence. Prerequisite: CS 140U or instructor permission. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).

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List of classes for CIS240L Linux Installation and Config
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44531 SY Remote


From September 21 through December 7, 2020
Textbooks for CRN 44531
Instructor: Dave K Schooler
Tuition: credit Fees: $12

Course details: CRN 44531

Course materials


Find out which textbooks are required for this course.


This class requires that students have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements:

Computer system with at least:

  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 40 GB of free disk space (this is in addition to the free space required by the Host OS)
  • USB port (send instructor an email if this is an issue)
  • USB memory stick
  • Internet access

Note: As an option to having their own computer, students can complete this class using the CIS lab systems on the Sylvania Campus, located in building TCB room 308 and an external storage device, such as the Samsung USB SSD offered as an option at the PCC bookstore.


  • Web Browser software
  • Word Processing software such as Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, or GoogleDocs
  • Hypervisor Virtualization software such as VirtualBox (recommended), Hyper-V, or VMware

Note: VirtualBox, Hyper-V, and VMware player are available for download free of charge.

Using Hyper-V requires at least Windows 10 Education or Pro.

Textbooks (printed, eBook, or free html):

  • RH124 Red Hat Administration I (RHEL8)
  • RH134 Red Hat Administration II (RHEL8)

NDG Lab Access Codes:

  • RHEL8 124 Red Hat Administration I (3 month access)
  • RHEL8 134 Red Hat Administration II (3 month access)


Web course information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.