Linux Networking Administration

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Networking Administration program is designed to help prepare students for a variety of industry recognized Linux certification exams as well as provides 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.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5225
Total Credits Required
36-37
Catalog Year
2019-2020
What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Identify the history and nature of Open Source software.
  2. Demonstrate ability to install a variety of Linux distributions.
  3. Navigate the Linux file system hierarchy.
  4. Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions.
  5. Implement a variety of troubleshooting techniques to prevent and deal with a variety of system problems including core dumps.
  6. Create partitions and file systems, and will manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques.
  7. Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system logs.
  8. Demonstrate the impact of Linux in powering the Internet and Local Area Networks.
  9. Manipulate network-addressing schemes including subnetting.
  10. Utilize a variety of standardized and proprietary networking protocols that are included in Linux distributions.
  11. Apply knowledge and skills in implementing and configuring a variety of Linux network server daemons.
  12. Identify and assess common Linux security risks.
  13. Explain the role of digital certificates and certificate authorities in ensuring Internet privacy.
  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.
  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.
  16. Define and analyze Local Area Networks (LAN) including standards and implementation requirements.
  17. Design a LAN including media, topologies, devices, software and protocols.
  18. Troubleshoot LAN problems.
  19. Install and configure various hardware and software system components.
  20. Analyze and troubleshoot network client and server systems.
  21. Install and configure a Windows operating system including administrative tools, user and group accounts and share permissions.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2018.
Course Sequence by Term

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 CPD150, 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 Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support RC 3
CIS126DL Linux Operating System RC 3
CIS190 or
MST140 or
CNT140AA or
CIS126RH
Introduction to Networking or Microsoft Networking Essentials or Introduction to Networks or Red Hat System Administration I RC 3–4
Restricted Elective RE

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS238DL or
CIS238RH
Linux System Administration or Red Hat System Administration II RC 3
CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting RC 3
CIS240DL Linux Network Administration RC 3
Restricted Elective RE

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS271DL Linux Security RC 3
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Operating Systems MST150 module RC
Restricted Elective RE

Program Electives

Select 12 credits from the following courses to satisfy the restricted electives requirement.

Selected Restricted Electives will not apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems RE 3
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support RE 3
CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise RE 3
CIS121AH Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations RE 3
CIS226AL Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux RE 3
CIS250 Management of Information Systems RE 3
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security RE 3
CIS275DL Linux Capstone RE 3
CIS280 Current Topics In Computing RE 3
CIS296WC Cooperative Education RE 3
CIS290AA or
CIS290AB or
CIS290AC
Computer Information Systems Internship or Computer Information Systems Internship or Computer Information Systems Internship RE 1–3
CIS298AC Special Projects RE 3
CIS190 or
MST140 or
CNT140AA
Introduction to Networking or Microsoft Networking Essentials or Introduction to Networks RE 3–4
CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials RE 4
CNT160AA Scaling Networks RE 4
CNT170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks RE 4
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows MST150 module RE
MST155++ Any Microsoft Windows MST155 module RE
MST157++ Any Microsoft Windows MST157 module RE
MST158++ Any Microsoft Windows MST158 module RE
Program Area Key
Disclaimer

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 Networking Administration (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=106605).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site 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.