The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Professional 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 work place. The program includes a core of Linux classes including Linux operating system basics, System Administration, Network Administration and Network Security. These classes will help develop a student's knowledge and skill level in preparation for employment or to improve current professional skills. Objectives for a variety of industry certifications are encompassed within course and program objectives.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.
It takes a minimum of 2 semesters to complete.
Many CIS classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.
Required: 12 credits
Suggested Course Sequence
- CIS126RH Red Hat System Administration I (3)
- BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support OR CIS Restricted Elective (3)
- BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support OR CIS Restricted Elective (3)
- Total Credits: 9
- CIS238RH Red Hat System Administration II (3)
- Total Credits: 3
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|CIS126DL||Linux Operating System (3) OR|
|CIS126RH||Red Hat System Administration I (3)||3|
|CIS238DL||Linux System Administration (3) OR|
|CIS238RH||Red Hat System Administration II (3)||3|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|BPC170||A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support||3|
|BPC270||A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support||3|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||3|
|CIS197||VMware ESXI Server Enterprise||3|
|CIS121AH||Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations||3|
|CIS226AL||Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux||3|
|CIS239DL||Linux Shell Scripting||3|
|CIS240DL||Linux Network Administration||3|
|CIS270||Essentials of Network and Information Security||3|
|CIS190||Introduction to Networking (3) OR|
|CNT140AA||Introduction to Networks (4) OR|
|MST140||Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)||3-4|
|CNT150AA||Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials||4|
|MST150++||Any Microsoft Windows course||3|
|CIS280||Current Topics in Computing||3|
|CIS290++||Any Computer Information Systems Internship course||1-3|
- Identify the history and nature of Open Source software. (CIS126DL)
- Demonstrate ability to install a variety of Linux distributions. (CIS126DL)
- Navigate the Linux file system hierarchy. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL,CIS238RH)
- Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions. (CIS126DL,CIS126RH, CIS238DL)
- Implement a variety of troubleshooting techniques to prevent and deal with a variety of system problems including core dumps. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH)
- Create partitions and file systems, and will manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques. (CIS238DL, CIS238RH)
- Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system logs. (CIS126RH, CIS238DL)
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.