Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

DPR 141 - UNIX Operating Systems

Course Description

This hands-on course aims to familiarize students with the Unix operating system. The course covers the installation, use, management and customization of Unix in a PC environment. Topics include notable and commonly used Unix commands; the Unix shell as both user interface and programming environment; the Unix file system; the Unix networking subsystem; and bandwidth management under Unix.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Discuss the features and benefits of the Unix operating system.
Log onto and out of a Unix system.
Discuss the Unix file naming convention.
Construct both simple and enhanced Unix command lines.
Describe and distinguish between the concepts of kernel, shell and file system.
Discuss the file hierarchical structure.
Employ both user- and administrator-oriented Unix commands in an effective manner.
Identify the most significant characteristics of the Unix networking subsystem and Unix bandwidth management.
Recognize and describe widely-used Unix applications such as Apache.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3