The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Networking Administration program is designed to help prepare students for a variety of industry recognized Linux certification exams as well as provides 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 for admission:
- Field of Interest
- Computer and Information Technology
- Academic Plan
- Linux Networking Administration (CER)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
- Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within
This program will be replaced by: CCL/5052N Linux System Administration
What You’ll Learn
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Identify the history and nature of Open Source software.
- Demonstrate ability to install a variety of Linux distributions.
- Navigate the Linux file system hierarchy.
- Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions.
- Implement a variety of troubleshooting techniques to prevent and deal with a variety of system problems including core dumps.
- Create partitions and file systems, and will manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques.
- Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system logs.
- Demonstrate the impact of Linux in powering the Internet and Local Area Networks.
- Manipulate network-addressing schemes including subnetting.
- Utilize a variety of standardized and proprietary networking protocols that are included in Linux distributions.
- Apply knowledge and skills in implementing and configuring a variety of Linux network server daemons.
- Identify and assess common Linux security risks.
- Explain the role of digital certificates and certificate authorities in ensuring Internet privacy.
- Create user-level security through the creation and management of user accounts including password management, Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) and a variety of Linux utilities.
- Ensure file-level security through the configuration of file permissions, the monitoring of logs, and the automation of file integrity checks using the Trip-Wire utility.
- Define and analyze Local Area Networks (LAN) including standards and implementation requirements.
- Design a LAN including media, topologies, devices, software and protocols.
- Troubleshoot LAN problems.
- Install and configure various hardware and software system components.
- Analyze and troubleshoot network client and server systems.
- Install and configure a Windows operating system including administrative tools, user and group accounts and share permissions.
Successful completion of this certificate 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 certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. 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:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- 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 current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|BPC170||A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support||RC||3|
|CIS126DL||Linux Operating System||RC||3|
|Introduction to Networking or Microsoft Networking Essentials or Introduction to Networks or Red Hat System Administration I||Corequisites: CIS105 or permission of Instructor. or No requisites or No requisites or No requisites||RC||3–4|
|Linux System Administration or Red Hat System Administration II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126RH, or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CIS239DL||Linux Shell Scripting||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS238DL or CIS238RH or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CIS240DL||Linux Network Administration||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS238DL or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CIS271DL||Linux Security||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS240DL or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MST150++||Any Microsoft Windows Operating Systems MST150 module||RC|
Select 12 credits from the following courses to satisfy the restricted electives requirement.
Selected Restricted Electives will not apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas.
|Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems||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|
|CIS197||VMware ESXI Server Enterprise||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [CIS105 and (BPC270 or MST150++) and (CIS126DL or CIS126RH) and (CIS190 or CNT140AB)] or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS121AH||Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations||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|
|CIS250||Management of Information Systems||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105.||RE||3|
|CIS270||Essentials of Network and Information Security||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BPC270 or CIS190 or CNT140AB or MST150++ or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS275DL||Linux Capstone||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS240DL, or CIS240RH, or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS280||Current Topics In Computing||RE||3|
|CIS296WC||Cooperative Education||Prerequisites: Completion of at least twelve (12) college credits, minimum 2.6 grade point average and be able to obtain a position related to student's academic or career goals (student's present job may qualify) or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: Must be concurrent in at least one class which is related to student's major or career interest or with permission of the Instructor.||RE||3|
|Computer Information Systems Internship or Computer Information Systems Internship||Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.||RE||1–3|
|CIS298AC||Special Projects||Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.||RE||3|
|Introduction to Networking or Microsoft Networking Essentials or Introduction to Networks||Corequisites: 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|
|CNT160AA||Scaling Networks||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AA, or permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|CNT170AA||Cisco - Connecting Networks||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AA, or permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|MST150++||Any Microsoft Windows MST150 module||RE|
|MST155++||Any Microsoft Windows MST155 module||RE|
|MST157++||Any Microsoft Windows MST157 module||RE|
|MST158++||Any Microsoft Windows MST158 module||RE|
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Course Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Linux Networking Administration (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=106605).
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|
|2020-2021||(Current) 5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021|
|2019-2020||5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|