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Linux System Administrator Certificate

  • Linux System Administrator
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Program Leadership Information

    Therezita Ortiz

    Dr. James Stewart
    Dean of Technology

    Program Summary

    This certificate program is designed to produce certified Linux administrators and engineers. Students will learn skills and perform tasks required to administer Linux networked servers. These skills include the design, implementation, networking, managing, maintaining, providing services, providing applications, and security of a Linux-based network environment.

    Upon completion of the specified courses, students will be prepared to take industry certification, and upon successful completion of all coursework, students will be awarded a college certificate for this program. These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Computer Networking.

    Some courses may require a prerequisite that must be met by the student.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code

    0511100122: UNIX Linux System Administrator

    Federal CIP Code

    11.1001: Network and System Administration/Administrator.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Linux System Administrator
    • Linux End-user Specialist
    • Linux Support Specialist
    • Linux System Manager
    • Linux Application Developer

    Complete 21 credits - Grade of "C" or better required

    CET 1171CComputer Repair Essentials3
    CET 1172CComputer Support Technician3
    CNT 1000Local Area Network Concepts3
    CTS 1327Configuring and Administering MS Windows Client3
    CTS 2106Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix Operating Environment3
    CTS 2321Linux System Administration I3
    CTS 2322Linux System Administration II3
    Total Credits21
  • CT iconPrepare for your Linux certification

    Learn how to manage Linux-based network systems with this 18-credit-hour certificate. This program also prepares you to take the CompTIA Linux+ industry certification exam although the cost of the exam is not included in your tuition.

  • What You Will Learn

    • The fundamentals of the Linux/Unix operating environments
    • Linux server administration
    • Computer hardware and software installation, troubleshooting and configuration
    • LAN concepts
    • Network administration, management and security
  • Continuing your education

    This certificate prepares you for the CompTIA Linux+ industry certification exam and transfers to the networking administrator subplan of our A.S. degree in Computer Networking. This A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Technology Management.

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  • Networking Careers

    Networking specialists have become invaluable team members as businesses expand their use of networking to share resources and reduce expenses. Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent through 2020, as organizations switch to newer, faster and more mobile networks.

    Our program prepares you for entry-level work as:

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics