Updated: 2015-10-26 04:27 EDT

1 Readings, Assignments, Labs, Tests, and ToDoIndexup to index

1.1 Assignments this weekIndexup to index

Check the due date for each assignment and put a reminder in your agenda, calendar, and digital assistant.

1.2 Lab work this weekIndexup to index

1.3 Upcoming tests and quizzesIndexup to index

Read the Test Instructions (all the words) before your next midterm test.

  1. Second Midterm test: 45 minutes; in class 8am Thursday in Week 9 (March 12)
    • Midterm Tests take place in your 8am lecture hour, not in your lab period.
    • Quizzes will be posted based on the practice test.
  2. Final Exam: 180 minutes; Tuesday April 21 11am to 2pm in room C144
    • Take a bathroom break before you sit down for three hours!

1.3.1 Midterm Test #2Indexup to index

  • Midterm #2 takes place 8am Thursday March 12 (Week 9) in your scheduled lecture hour (not in your lab period).
  • For full marks, you must read the Test Instructions before the test for important directions on how to enter your answers, your lab (not lecture) section number, and the test version number on the question sheet and the mark-sense forms.
  • There may be more questions on the test than you can answer in the time allowed; answer the ones you know, first.
  • A set of practice questions and answers for the first midterm test is posted: Practice Tests and Answers.
  • Blackboard will have some quizzes taken randomly from the practice test. See below.

1.3.2 Quizzes: Midterm #2 QuizIndexup to index

This Blackboard quiz is one of several quizzes in this course. Each midterm and final exam will have an associated Blackboard quiz. See the course outline for the mark weight of all course quizzes, midterm tests, and exams.

The Blackboard quizzes are open-book, but the midterm tests and final exam are closed-book.

This Blackboard quiz is based on the Midterm #2 Practice Test questions that are posted in the Class Notes. See the Week 05 Notes HTML for details on how the quiz is marked.

3 From the Classroom Whiteboard/ChalkboardIndexup to index

4 Real Sysadmin WorkIndexup to index

4.1 Course Linux Server private address workingIndexup to index

The CLS private address cst8207-alg.idallen.ca has been re-enabled by ITS.

4.2 Linux skills in hot demandIndexup to index


Demand For Linux Skills Rising This Year

This year is shaping up as a really good one for Linux, at least on the jobs front. According to a new report (PDF) from The Linux Foundation and Dice, nearly all surveyed hiring managers want to recruit Linux professionals within the next six months, with 44 percent of them indicating they’re more likely to hire a candidate with Linux certification over one who does not. Forty-two percent of hiring managers say that experience in OpenStack and CloudStack will have a major impact on their hiring decisions, while 23 percent report security is a sought-after area of expertise and 19 percent are looking for Linux-skilled people with Software-Defined Networking skills. Ninety-seven percent of hiring managers report they will bring on Linux talent relative to other skills areas in the next six months.

4.3 Linux skills in hot demandIndexup to index

From: Andrew Patrick andrew@andrewpatrick.ca Subject: anybody looking for a Linux SysAdmin job? Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:52:10 -0500 One of my colleagues is trying to find Senior and Intermediate Linux SysAdmins for government contract work. This is long-term work with an immediate start, and it requires a Secret clearance. This is an ASAP opportunity that should be filled by tomorrow. If you know anybody who may be suitable, let me know. Cheers. – Andrew Patrick, Ph.D. Email: andrew@andrewpatrick.ca Web: http://www.andrewpatrick.ca Phone/Text: (613) 277-9211 Skype: andrewspatrick

4.4 Locked out of CLS due to capital letter in useridIndexup to index

Your userid is all lower-case. There are no capital letters. Trying an incorrect userid will lock you out of the CLS:

Feb 24 23:12:11  Accepted password for xxxxnnnn from
Mar  3 22:11:09  Invalid user Xxxxnnnn from
Mar  3 22:11:16  Failed password for invalid user Xxxxnnnn from
Mar  3 22:11:24  Failed password for invalid user Xxxxnnnn from
Mar  3 22:11:33  Failed password for invalid user Xxxxnnnn from
Mar  3 22:11:43  Failed password for invalid user Xxxxnnnn from
Mar  3 22:11:52  Failed password for invalid user Xxxxnnnn from
Mar  3 22:12:11  Failed password for invalid user Xxxxnnnn from
Mar  3 22:12:37  refused connect from cpef87b8c0998e9-cmbcc81013650f.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com (

4.5 Attacks on the Course Linux ServerIndexup to index

Take Notes in Class

Take Notes in Class

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