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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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Linux Associate (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Computer Network Architects
Computer Network Support Specialists
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I||RC||3|
|CIS238DL||Linux System Administration||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CIS271DL||Linux Security||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS240DL or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CIS240DL||Linux Network Administration||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
Select 12 credits from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirement.
|BPC170||A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|BPC270||A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||RE||3|
|CIS121AH||Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations||RE||3|
|CIS197||VMware ESXI Server Enterprise||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (CIS126DL or MST150 (any module)) and (CIS190 or MST140), or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS226AL||Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126 (any module), or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS239DL||Linux Shell Scripting||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS270||Essentials of Network and Information Security||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150 or any MST150 course, or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS275DL||Linux Capstone||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS271DL or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS280||Current Topics In Computing||RE||3|
|CIS290++||Any Computer Information Systems Internship, CIS290 module||RE|
|Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks or Microsoft Networking Essentials||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor. or No requisites or No requisites||RE||3–4|
|CNT150AA||Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT140AA or permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|MST150++||Any Microsoft Windows MST150 module||RE|
|MST155++||Any Microsoft Windows MST155 module||RE|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
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.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Linux Associate (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=106598).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|