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UNIX & Linux System Administration II

This intensive course provides an in-depth examination of the processes and theory behind UNIX and Linux systems administration and network support. In addition to network technology and specialized server environments, topics include common structural elements of different types of servers, including file servers, database servers, software and application servers, web servers (Internet, Intranet, Extranet), and name and directory servers. Students will also learn installation and configuration options, performance issues, including how things work, bottlenecks, and tuning, electronic mail, and network printers.

Course Highlights:

  • UNIX and Linux in the Client-Server Model
  • Common structural elements of different types of servers including the role of:
    • UNIX Servers
    • File Servers
    • Database Servers
    • Software and Application Servers
    • Web Servers (Internet, Intranet, and Extranet)
    • Name and Directory servers
    • E-mail Servers
  • Basics of UNIX and Linux Systems Security
  • UNIX and Linux Performance Issues
  • UNIX and Linux Networking
  • Scheduling (Crontab) & Printing

Course Benefits:

  • Installation of Software on a UNIX-Linux OS
  • Basics of a Programming Language that runs on top of a UNIX and Linux system
  • Basics on securing UNIX and Linux Systems
  • Troubleshooting Skills
  • Configuration Management

Course Typically Offered: Online - Winter and Summer

Prerequisite: UNIX & Linux System Administration I or equivalent knowledge and experience. 

Next Step: Upon completion of this course, consider taking UNIX & Linux Security Fundamentals or UNIX & Linux Shell Programming to continue learning.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: CSE-41270
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)