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.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Demonstrate the ability to install Linux.
- Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions.
- Apply troubleshooting techniques to prevent and address system issues.
- Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system tools and logs.
- Install and maintain software packages.
- Describe and navigate the Linux file system hierarchy.
- Create partitions and file systems, and manipulate access to them.
- Demonstrate configuration and troubleshooting of Linux networking, including network protocols, client and server systems.
- Configure and troubleshoot Linux security, including permissions, access control lists (ACLs), and firewalls.
- Create and maintain shell scripts.
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems|| OR Permission of program director |
Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses
|CIS126DL||Linux Operating System||Critical course Gateway course Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses||3|
|CIS238DL||Linux System Administration||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses||3|
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Linux Associate (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=143806).
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