CIS Professional in LINUX (Certificate M0816)

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Certificate M0816

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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
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 Server Programming in PHP3
CISW 31LSecure Web Server Programming in PHP Laboratory0.5
Total Units10.5

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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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
CISN 31 Linux Operating System 3
CISN 31L Linux Operating System Laboratory .5
CISN 34 Linux Networking and Security 3
CISN 34L Linux Networking and Security Laboratory .5
Spring Term
CISW 31 Secure Web Server Programming in PHP 3
CISW 31L Secure Web Server Programming in PHP Laboratory .5
Certificate: CIS Professional Certificate M0816 6
Submit petition:, Student Tab #45 5
 Total Units10.5
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