Linux Networking Administration

Linux Associate - CCL

Effective term: 
2018 Spring
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 
Shared by: EMC, MCC

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 suffixed courses.

CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3) 3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration (3) OR
CIS238RHRed Hat System Administration II (3) 3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration 3
CIS271DLLinux Security 3
Restricted Electives
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations 3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 3
CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux 3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting 3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
CIS275DLLinux Capstone 3
CIS280Current Topics in Computing 3
CIS290++Any Computer Information Systems Internship course 1-3
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3-4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course 3
MST155++Any Microsoft Windows course 4
  1. Identify 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, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH)
  4. Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL)
  5. Implement a variety of troubleshooting techniques to prevent and deal with a variety of system problems including core dumps. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238RH, CIS238DL)
  6. Create partitions and file systems, and will manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques. (CIS238DL, CIS238RH)
  7. Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system logs. (CIS126RH, CIS238DL)
  8. Demonstrate the impact of Linux in powering the Internet and Local Area Networks. (CIS238DL, CIS240DL)
  9. Manipulate network-addressing schemes including subnetting. (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, CIS238RH, CIS240DL)
  12. Identify and assess common Linux security risks. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, 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, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, 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, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS240DL, CIS271DL)