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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5052N
Effective Term: 2020 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 15-18
CIP Code: 11.1001

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
15-1211.00 Computer Systems Analysts
15-1212.00 Information Security Analysts
15-1244.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
15-1231.00 Computer Network Support Specialists

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
11-3021.00 Computer and Information Systems Managers
15-1241.00 Computer Network Architects

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux System Administration program is designed to help prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized Linux certification exams as well as provide practical hands-on skills for the workplace. The program includes a core of Linux classes including Linux operating system basics, system administration, network administration and network security. The courses in the program will help develop a student`s knowledge and skill level in preparation for employment or to improve current professional skills. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. The program helps prepare students for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), and CompTIA Linux+ certification exams. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.

Learning Outcomes
1. Automate system tasks utilizing Linux shell scripting. (CIS239DL, CIS275DL)
2. Demonstrate the ability to install Linux. (CIS126DL, CIS275DL)
3. Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS275DL)
4. Apply troubleshooting techniques to prevent and address system issues. (CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL, CIS275DL)
5. Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system tools and logs. (CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS275DL)
6. Install and maintain software packages. (CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS275DL)
7. Describe and navigate the Linux file system hierarchy. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS275DL)
8. Create partitions and file systems, and manipulate access to them. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS275DL)
9. Demonstrate configuration and troubleshooting of Linux networking, including network protocols, client and server systems. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS240DL, CIS275DL)
10. Configure and troubleshoot Linux security, including permissions, SELinux, access control lists (ACLs), digital certificates, and firewalls. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS275DL)
11. Configure automation services. (CIS240RH)
12. Create and maintain shell scripts. (CIS238RH, CIS240RH)
Program Notes
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.

Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

This program replaces: CCL/5225 Linux Networking Administration

Required Courses
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of program director (0) 0-3

Students should select from one of the following two specializations (Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux):

Specialization: Linux
CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
+ CIS238DL Linux System Administration 3
+ CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting 3
+ CIS240DL Linux Network Administration 3
+ CIS275DL Linux Capstone 3

Specialization: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CIS126RH Red Hat System Administration I 3
+ CIS238RH Red Hat System Administration II 3
+ CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting 3
+ CIS240RH Red Hat System Administration III 3
+ CIS275DL Linux Capstone 3
Credits: 15-18

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.