Oct 21, 2021  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Server Administration and Security, Certificate

Award: Certificate (code CRT.CIS.SERVER)

Total Credit Hours: 20 credit hours.

About the Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics Department 

Purpose: Learn how to support and maintain the integrity of systems, software, network, storage devices and data directly related to Windows and Linux server operations. Acquire systems and network administration functions such as installing, integrating, documenting and maintaining software, firmware, computer, networks and storage systems, development and user environments, assisting system users and managing user accounts, and performing technical documentation and process engineering functions.

Range of Occupations

  • Linux administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network support technician
  • Operating system specialist
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems engineer
  • Windows server administration

Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.

Entrance/Admission Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Students must satisfy the prerequisites for each course in the certificate or have permission of the coordinator of CyberStudies to take each course.

Degree/Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111 .

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use the basic elements of the UNIX/LINUX operating system to send and receive electronic mail, utilize hierarchical file structure, create and edit documents, write shell programs and provide system security.
  • Load, configure and maintain UNIX operating systems.
  • Install, configure, manage, monitor and troubleshoot Windows servers.
  • Build, configure, secure and troubleshoot basic and extended WLANs.
  • Administer and support different brands of wirelss LAN hardware.

Related Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.