DESKTOP LINUX

  • Program: Information Technology/Computer Careers
  • Course: Desktop Linux
  • Course #: CCIS1135
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces students to the Linux environment. Students will learn to use Linux as an everyday operating system; including basic functions such as installing printers, adding end-user software, and basic troubleshooting. Both the graphical user interface and the command line interface will be explored and used. This course is designed to provide a base working knowledge of Linux and can be used as preparation for Linux Administration I.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course.
Identify the major elements of a computer operating system and explain their functions
Describe the differences between application and system software
Identify what user impact the graphical user interface (GUI) has on routine computer work
Recognize and use the various features for navigating through the GUI
Define and use the basic functions of the major Linux desktop environments
Contrast the roles of window managers and desktop environments
Explain and use the features provided by each of the major Linux desktop environments
Identify features of the configuration utilities provided by the desktop environments
Create, edit, save and print documents using application programs
Explain methodologies that can be used to organize data storage
Demonstrate the features provided in a popular Debian distro
Utilize System Settings to customize the desktop and computer system

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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