This course introduces prevailing operating systems and their relationship to servers in the work environment. Course covers distributions and licensing, system installation and configuration, file system management, system scripting and usage, resource administration, user and group management, process, services and kernel management, and network configuration. Students will also learn how to set up network and other services on a server system and perform remote administration. Administrative tasks include file compression, system backup, and software installation. Topics in troubleshooting, performance tuning, virtualization and system security are also covered in this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Enrollment Requirements: Grade of C or better in CIS 116 OR COMPSFI 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.