ISIT 440 Administering a Linux Server • 5 Cr.


This course covers the essentials of Linux server administration. Students install, configure, use, secure and administer a Linux enterprise server. Topics include user access and security, process and service control, server monitoring, networks and networking services, interoperability, package management, backup and recovery and essential BASH commands. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Install, configure, use, secure and administer a Linux enterprise server
  • Manage user access and security
  • Manage and monitor processes and services
  • Harden the server by removing non-essential packages and files
  • Manage Linux using the BASH command line
  • Monitor and evaluate system integrity
  • Configure Linux for use a heterogeneous network environment