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Computer Network Management - UNIX/LINUX System Administrator (certificate)

Official Title of Certificate: Computer Network Management-UNIX/LINUX System Administrator, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 16

About the Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics Department

Purpose: An approved option under the computer network management associate degree program. Prepares students for employment as administrators of UNIX/LINUX system installations. Provides an introduction to computing, programming, data communications, security and other principal aspects of a typical UNIX/LINUX system administrator’s job. Includes extensive hands-on training.

Related Industry Certifications

This program provides partial foundation for the following industry recognized certifications: Network+ (CompTIA), Security+ (CompTIA), and Linux+ (CompTIA) industry certification exams.

Range of Occupations

  • UNIX/LINUX applications system designer/development
  • UNIX/LINUX programmer
  • UNIX/LINUX system administrator

Additional Certificate Requirements

Students must satisfy the prerequisites for each course in the certificate or have permission from the academic chair to take each course.

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Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101 ENG 101A , or ENG 111 . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Certificate Requirements: 16 credits

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Install UNIX/LINUX servers.
  2. Configure UNIX/LINUX operating systems.
  3. Maintain UNIX/LINUX operating systems.
  4. Manage and monitor UNIX/LINUX servers.
  5. Troubleshoot UNIX/LINUX servers.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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