CIS Professional Certificate in LINUX

Business Division
Certificate E0796

The CIS Certificate in Linux prepares students to install, manage, program and troubleshoot Linux operating systems. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that prepares students to create and operate Linux workstations, servers and networks used by industry. Emphasis is placed on configuring a Linux distribution to create workstations with client applications; email, file, FTP, DNS and other servers; and routers, firewalls and other network services. Special attention is given to security concepts and tools and their implementation in a Linux system. Students will also learn to configure and install an Apache web server in a Linux system to access a MySQL database using PHP programs. Opportunities available after the completion of this certificate include system or network administration, web server, and database programmers. The certificate covers the major topics of an industry standard certification exam for Linux.

Required Courses

CISN 31Linux Operating System3
CISN 31LLinux Operating System Laboratory0.5
CISN 34Linux Networking and Security3
CISN 34LLinux Networking and Security Laboratory0.5
CISW 31Secure Web Servers3
CISW 31LSecure Web Servers Laboratory0.5
Total Units10.5

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 Guided Pathway of Study

Explore Your Future in LINUX

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the CIS Professional Certificate in LINUX as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. 

If you are unable to meet the recommended plan, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this program. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
CISN 31 Linux Operating System 3
CISN 31L Linux Operating System Laboratory 0.5
CISN 34 Linux Networking and Security 3
CISN 34L Linux Networking and Security Laboratory 0.5
Semester 2
CISW 31 Secure Web Servers 3
CISW 31L Secure Web Servers Laboratory 0.5
 Total Units10.5

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Know how to install a SAMBA server in a Linux computer.
  • Know how to install an Apache web server in a Linux computer and access its web pages from another computer.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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