In the subject of Operating Systems Administration the basic knowledge necessary to administer any server system is given, as much with respect to the operating system as with respect to the offered services, deepening especially in the administration of systems with operating systems of the UNIX family.
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Previous Knowledge

Learning Outcomes of this subject are:
RA.01 - Basic concepts of operating systems.
RA.02 - Knowledge of the different components or subsystems of an operating system and the techniques or strategies that apply to each one of them.
RA.03 - Installation, maintenance and administration of an operating system.
RA.04 - Installation, maintenance and administration of network systems and services.


1. Introduction and installation of the Linux operating system.
2. Basics concepts and shell scripts.
3. Installation and administration of software and scripts shell II.
4. Administrative Tools.
5. Boot process and runlevels.
6. Management of users and groups.
7. Network configuration.
8. Administration of network services.
9. Scripts shell III
10. Kernel and LDAP compilation.


This subject is eminently practical; therefore the subject is taught entirely in the laboratory. The dynamics of the classes are divided into three parts:
Concepts. The student, with the help of the teacher's explanations, must complete the assimilation of the theoretical contents published in the eStudy and previously studied.
Micropractic. The student, individually, must solve the micropractics that are required and that will help him to deepen the theoretical concepts.
Exam. The student must be able to answer a series of questions regarding the subject worked. It is considered that a session, on average, has a duration of 4.5 teaching hours (in the laboratory). The final grade of each topic will be computed as the geometric mean of each part of the session.
Periodically, high level exercises will be proposed to give students the opportunity to increase their continuous assessment score.
In parallel, the student must develop a practice in which all the knowledge acquired throughout the course will be reflected.


The subject has two distinct parts, the continuous evaluation part of the laboratory and the practical part, both will evaluate independently. This means that to pass the subject it will be necessary to pass on the one hand the laboratory and on the other hand the practice, where the calculation of the final grade is expressed in the following formula:

Grade=60%·{1/10 ∑_(i=1)^10〖Continous evaluation(i)〗}+40% Practice

The continuous assessment grade will be calculated by weighing two grades: the exam grade (nEx) and the micropractic grade (uP) according to the following formula:

Continous assessment= √(nEx· uP)

On the other hand, the subject grade will be calculated if all the marks of continuous assessment are higher than a 6.

The micropractors must strictly meet the requirements of the statement, if not, the delivery will be rejected and must be re-delivered:
Any micropractic delivered in the first instance, before the deadline established in the statement will opt, in a maximum grade of 10.
Any micropractic delivered in the first instance, up to 3 weeks after the deadline established in the statement, will qualify for a maximum grade of 7.
Any micropractic delivered in the second instance (only if, the micropractic has been rejected), delivered one week after the notification of the note, will qualify for a maximum grade of 7.
Any micropractic delivered outside the deadlines will qualify for a maximum grade of 5.

In case a copy is detected in the micro practices, all the students involved in the copy:
They will lose the opportunity to present themselves for the examination of the subject.
They must repeat a different micropractic related to the same topic.
The continuous assessment grade corresponding to that topic will be weighted by a factor of 0.5

In February, all those partial exams corresponding to the continuous assessment grades lower than 6 may be recovered.

Both in the ordinary call (February) and in the extraordinary call (July / September), the student has the possibility of rejecting all the continuous assessment notes. In return, you must take a single global exam that will cover all the subjects of the subject, and you will have to pass it with a grade equal to or greater than 5. The grade obtained in case of choosing this itinerary will be the grade as continuous assessment of the subject.

Both in the ordinary call (February) and in the extraordinary one (July / September), if the student chooses to present to the partial ones that he must recover, he must have the micro-practices delivered and approved of the subjects presented before the date marked by the teacher (1 week before the start of the exams).

The mark of the partial exams is kept for the ordinary call of June and for the extraordinary one of July or September.

The continuous assessment exams during the course will not be repeated in any case. In case of not being able to attend, the student must take part in the partial exam in the February or by the extraordinary exam in July or September.

Bonus System

The intention is to increase the interest and dedication of students in the subject and their progression in the acquisition of habits and knowledge in relation to it.
For the bonus system to be perceived as important, it must have an important weight in the student's final grade. However, this important weight presupposes that the collection of information to continuously evaluate students has been carried out in enough quantity and quality.

The bonus system will allow the student to obtain up to 2 points. These points can be used to increase the grade of continuous assessment of those subjects that the student wishes; Without restrictions.

The bonus note will be determined considering the following concepts:
Delivery of optional exercises proposed to do in the laboratory.
Attitude and participation in class and / or in the laboratory.
Participation in eStudy forums and activities.

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

Beekmans, Gerard (1999) Linux From Scratch. Retrieved from

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