Linux Professional

Linux Professional - CCL

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. 

Program Code

5204N Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Professional

Other Degree Options

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network Administration: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network Administration program is designed to provide the student with training for a variety of positions related to computer systems. Career opportunities include Local Area Network (LAN) administrator, systems analyst and technical support. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

How long will it take?

It takes a minimum of 2 semesters to complete.

Textbooks

Many CIS classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.

Program Curriculum Requirements (12 credits)

Suggested Course Sequence

Semester 1

  • 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

Semester 2

  • CIS238RH Red Hat System Administration II (3)
  • Total Credits: 3

 

    MCCCD Program and Award Information
    This award is not eligible for Financial Aid
    Effective term: 
    2018 Spring
    Final term: 
    9999
    Award: 
    CCL
    Total credits required: 
    12
    CIP Code: 
    11.0901
    Course sequence
    Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, SC, SM
    Description

    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.

    Award notes

    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.

    Required courses
    Course #Course TitleCredits
    Credits:6
    CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
    CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3)3
     
    CIS238DLLinux System Administration (3) OR
    CIS238RHRed Hat System Administration II (3)3
    Restricted Electives
    Course #Course TitleCredits
    Credits:6
    BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
    BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
    CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
    CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise3
    CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations3
    CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux3
    CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
    CIS240DLLinux Network Administration3
    CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
    CIS271DLLinux Security3
     
    CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
    CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
    MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3-4
     
    CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials4
    MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course3
    CIS280Current Topics in Computing3
    CIS290++Any Computer Information Systems Internship course1-3
    Competencies
    • 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)