Linux Networking Administration

Linux Networking Administration - AAS

Effective term: 
2018 Spring
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 
Shared by: EM, GC, MC

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Linux Networking Administration program is designed to help to 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.

Program notes

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

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3) 3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration (3) OR
CIS238RHRed Hat System Administration II (3) 3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting 3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration 3
CIS271DLLinux Security 3
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3-4
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course 3
Restricted Electives
Selected courses will not apply in both the Required Courses area and the Restricted Electives area.
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations 3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 3
CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux 3
CIS250Management of Information Systems 3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
CIS275DLLinux Capstone 3
CIS296WCCooperative Education 3
CIS290++Any Computer Information Systems Internship course 1-3
CIS298ACSpecial Projects 3
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3-4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CNT160AAScaling Networks 4
CNT170AACisco - Connecting Networks 4
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course 3
MST155++Any Microsoft Windows course 4
MST157++Any Microsoft Windows course 4
MST158++Any Microsoft Windows course 4
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-25
General Education CoreCredits 12-15
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area. 3
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area. 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, CIS239DL)
  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, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL)
  6. Create partitions and file systems, and manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques. (CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL)
  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, CIS239DL, CIS240DL)
  12. Identify and assess common Linux security risks. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL, 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, CIS238RH, CIS239DL, 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. Define and analyze Local Area Networks (LAN) including standards and implementation requirements. (CNT140AA, MST140, CIS190)
  17. Design a LAN including media, topologies, devices, software and protocols. (CNT140AA, MST140, CIS190)
  18. Troubleshoot LAN problems. (CNT140AA, MST140, CIS190)
  19. Install and configure various hardware and software system components. (BPC170)
  20. Analyze and troubleshoot network client and server systems. (BPC170)
  21. Install and configure a Windows operating system including administrative tools, user and group accounts and share permissions. (MST150++)