ETRO 275: Fundamentals of Linux

Credits 3 Class Hours6 lecture/lab

This course introduces the student to fundamentals of the Linux- based system that provides essential services for a local area network. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic understanding of the Linux operating system and have hands-on experience installing, managing, and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.


"C" or higher in ICS 101, or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Install applications using the appropriate tools and compression utilities.
  2. Compare and contrast Linux-based desktop environments and supported applications.
  3. Differentiate between X Window system and Linux system architectures.
  4. Complete basic Linux tasks using the command-line and graphical user interface.
  5. Describe the history and nature of Open Source software.
  6. Use network-based applications in a Linux environment.
  7. Install and evaluate a variety of Linux distributions.
  8. Troubleshoot problems related to installation and configuration of a variety of operating systems.