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Major: 5046N
Effective Term: 2020 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 6-9
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 in the following job fields:
15-1211.00 Computer Systems Analysts
15-1231.00 Computer Network Support Specialists

Upon completion of an associate degree, students may pursue a career in the following job fields:
15-1212.00 Information Security Analysts
15-1244.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Associate program is designed to help prepare students for employment or to improve current professional skills. The program includes Linux operating system basics and management including sophisticated manipulation of file structures, backup systems, printing processes, troubleshooting, user account management, hard disk maintenance and configuration, process monitoring and prioritizing, kernel customization, and system resource control. This program helps prepare students for the Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC-1) and CompTIA Linux + certification exams. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and to help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.

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

CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
+ CIS238DL Linux System Administration 3
Credits: 6-9

Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate the ability to install Linux. (CIS126DL)
2. Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
3. Apply troubleshooting techniques to prevent and address system issues. (CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
4. Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system tools and logs. (CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
5. Install and maintain software packages. (CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
6. Describe and navigate the Linux file system hierarchy. (CIS126DL)
7. Create partitions and file systems, and manipulate access to them. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
8. Demonstrate configuration and troubleshooting of Linux networking, including network protocols, client and server systems. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
9. Configure and troubleshoot Linux security, including permissions, access control lists (ACLs), and firewalls. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
10. Create and maintain shell scripts. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 26, 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.