Unix System Administration DeCal

Welcome to the website for the Unix System Administration DeCal for Spring 2007! We offer three sections of this course, aimed at students of different ability levels. For more information, visit the web pages for the individual sections below.


All sections share the same CCNs. Lower division students should take CS 98, section 8, CCN 26389; upper-division students should take CS 198, section 8, CCN 26608. Note that if you added the class between 5:00 and 6:15 PM on Thu 1/18, we had the wrong CCNs posted (for section 1, "Macintosh Student Developers for OS X"); make sure you are in the correct section!

Note that the time and location given by TeleBEARS and the schedule of classes is not necessarily correct for your section; the times and locations below (and hopefully on the decal.org website) should be correct.


Course web page
Facilitators: Calvin Ardi and Jameson Lee
Tuesdays 4-5 PM, 273 Soda Hall
2 units

Intended for students with little or no prior Unix experience. You will learn how to use and administer Unix operating systems (Linux, *BSD, Solaris), and how to set up a basic web server.


Course web page
Facilitators: Aaron Oaks and Dima Shirchenko
Tuesdays 5-6:30 PM, 273 Soda Hall
2 units

Intended for students with some experience using Unix; no prior system administration experience is assumed. You will learn how to administer Unix operating systems, and how to set up various network services, such as web and mail.


Course web page
Facilitator: Steven Luo
Wednesdays and Thursdays 6-7 PM, 373 Soda Hall
2 units

Intended for students comfortable with the Unix shell; prior system administration experience is helpful, though not required. Learn about the structure, operation, and maintenance of Unix operating systems. Emphasis on understanding how it works, not just how to do it. Topics include the Unix kernel, performance tuning, networking, and system security; we may cover other topics, depending on time and class interest.

If you have any questions, you may contact the DeCal staff at sysadmin-decal@ocf.berkeley.edu, email the facilitators individually, or stop by the OCF lab in Heller Lounge in the MLK Student Union.

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