OPS245 Weekly Schedule

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Note: Each professor will indicate the due dates for labs, tests and assignments for their sections. This schedule is a general guideline for week-by-week content.
Week Objectives and Tasks Videos Labs
Week 1:
9 - 13 jan
Course introduction
  • About the course
  • Review of prerequisite skills from ULI101
  • Your workstation setup
Andrew's Course Introduction
Andrew's Prep for Labs
Prep for labs
Week 2:
16 - 20 jan
Installing Linux servers, package management
  • Debian DVD install for server1
  • Debian minimal install for server2
  • Cloning virtual machines
  • Online open source software repositories
Andrew's Lab 1 Lab 1
Week 3:
23 - 27 jan
Software installation & archives
  • System directories
  • Apt
  • Adding extra repositories
  • wget, tar
Andrew's Lab 2 Lab 2
Week 4:
30 jan - 3 feb
User management
  • Adding & removing users
  • Home directories, /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow
  • File permissions and ownership
  • root, su, sudo
Andrew's Lab 3 Lab 3
Week 5:
6 - 10 feb
Storage management
  • Mounting storage devices
  • Working with GPT partitions
  • Running out of space
  • LVM overview
Andrew's Lab 4 Lab 4
Week 6:
13 - 17 feb
Assignment 1
Assignment 1
Week 7:
21 - 24 feb (monday is a holiday)
Evaluation
  • Midterm test
Study Week:
27 feb - 3 mar
Week 8:
6 - 10 mar
LVM Practice
  • Adding physical volumes
  • Creating new logical volumes
  • Extending the size of a logical volume
  • Migrating logical volumes, removing physical volumes
Lab 5
Week 9:
13 - 17 mar
Networking
  • IP, subnet, gateway, DNS
  • Basic network troubleshooting steps
  • ip command, ping, ss, telnet, nmap
  • Creating new virtual networks
  • Reconfiguring the network interface in Debian
Lab 6
Week 10:
20 - 24 mar
Security
  • Software can't fix bad hardware security
  • Password policies
  • Brute-force SSH attacks
  • Inspecting logs
  • SSH keys
  • Hardening SSH servers
Lab 7
Week 11:
27 - 31 mar
Python
  • Introduction
Week 12:
3 - 6 apr (friday is a holiday)
Python
  • Practical examples
Lab 8
Week 13:
10 - 14 apr
Assignment 2 Assignment 2
Week 14:
17 - 21 apr
Exam