Certificate of Completion in Linux Associate

Networking & Security

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

5219

Credits

24

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

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.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

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

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12
RC CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
RC CIS238DL Linux System Administration 3
RE Restricted Elective 6

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12
RC CIS271DL Linux Security 3
RC CIS240DL Linux Network Administration 3
RE Restricted Elective 6

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirement.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE BPC170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3
RE BPC270 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level II 3
RE CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
RE CIS121AH Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations 3
RE CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 4
RE CIS226AL Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux 3
RE CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting 3
RE CIS241DL Apache Web Server Administration (Linux/Unix) 3
RE CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
RE CIS274DL Linus Enterprise Network Security 3
RE CIS275DL Linux Capstone 3
RE CIS280 Current Topics in Computing 3
RE CIS290++ CIS290++ 3–4
RE CIS190 or
CNT140AA or
MST140
Introduction to Local Area Networks or
Introduction to Networks or
Microsoft Networking Essentials
3–4
RE CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
RE MST150++ MST150++ 3
RE MST155 or
MST155DA
Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure or
Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration
3–4

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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 in order to reflect the most current information available.

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