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Linux Associate - CCL

Gainful Employment Information
Major: 5219
Effective Term: 2015 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 24

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Associate 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 Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
CIS238DL Linux System Administration 3
CIS240DL Linux Network Administration 3
CIS271DL Linux Security 3
Restricted Electives
BPC170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3
BPC270 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level II 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS121AH Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations 3
CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 4
CIS226AL Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux 3
CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting 3
CIS241DL Apache Web Server Administration (Linux/Unix) 3
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
CIS274DL Linux Enterprise Network Security 3
CIS275DL Linux Capstone 3
CIS280 Current Topics in Computing 3
CIS290 ++Computer Information Systems Internship (any suffixed course) 1-3
CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140 Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3-4
CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
MST150 ++Microsoft Windows (any suffixed course) 3
MST155 Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure (3) OR
MST155DA Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration (4) 3-4

Program Competencies

  1. Understand the history and nature of Open Source software. (CIS126DL)
  2. Demonstrate ability to install a variety of Linux distributions. (CIS126DL)
  3. Navigate the Linux file system hierarchy. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
  4. Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
  5. Implement a variety of troubleshooting techniques to prevent and deal with a variety of system problems including core dumps. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
  6. Create partitions and file systems, and will manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques. (CIS238DL)
  7. Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system logs. (CIS238DL)
  8. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of Linux in powering the Internet and Local Area Networks. (CIS238DL, CIS240DL)
  9. Manipulate network-addressing schemes including subnetting. (CIS238DL, CIS240DL)
  10. Utilize a variety of standardized and proprietary networking protocols that are included in Linux distributions. (CIS240DL)
  11. Apply knowledge and skills in implementing and configuring a variety of Linux network server daemons. (CIS238DL, CIS240DL)
  12. Identify and assess common Linux security risks. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL, CIS240DL, CIS271DL)
  13. Explain the role of digital certificates and certificate authorities in ensuring Internet privacy. (CIS271DL)
  14. Create user-level security through the creation and management of user accounts including password management, Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) and a variety of Linux utilities. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL, CIS240DL, CIS271DL)
  15. Ensure file-level security through the configuration of file permissions, the monitoring of logs, and the automation of file integrity checks using the Trip-Wire utility. (CIS271DL)
  16. Implement proactive network security techniques including routing methods, Linux firewall configuration and network traffic encryption. (CIS271DL)
  17. Recognize and practice professional ethics at all times. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL, CIS240DL, CIS271DL)

Complete program information is available here.

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.

Please refer to the Official MCCCD CCTA website for official programs information.