Volume 11

V11 N5 Pages 57-64

October 2013

Teaching Case

LINUX, Virtualization, and the Cloud:
a hands-on student introductory lab

Anthony Serapiglia
St. Vincent College
Latrobe, PA 15650, USA

Abstract: Many students are entering Computer Science education with limited exposure to operating systems and applications other than those produced by Apple or Microsoft. This gap in familiarity with the Open Source community can quickly be bridged with a simple exercise that can also be used to strengthen two other important current computing concepts, virtualization and cloud computing. Through the creation of virtual machines utilizing free LINUX distributions with pre-installed productivity software, students can gain firsthand experience. This enables the students to have a greater understanding of these concepts and how they may be applied to meet their own needs, or the requirements of a corporate scenario.

Keywords: IT Infrastructure, Operating Systems, MIS, Introductory

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Recommended Citation: Serapiglia, A. (2013). LINUX, Virtualization, and the Cloud: a hands-on student introductory lab. Information Systems Education Journal, 11(5) pp 57-64. http://isedj.org/2013-11/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2012)