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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Linux Networking Administration
Major: 3013
First Term: 2012 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-64
CIPS Code: 11.0901
Initiating College: Estrella Mountain Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: EM, GC, MC
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Linux Networking Administration program is designed to help to 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.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
+indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Required Courses
 Credits: 24-25
+BPC170Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep3
 CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
+CIS238DLLinux System Administration3
+CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
+CIS240DLLinux Network Administration3
+CIS271DLLinux Security3
+CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR 
 CNT140AACisco Networking Fundamentals (4) OR 
 MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3-4
 MST150++Microsoft Windows (any suffixed course)3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 14
Selected courses will not apply in both the Required Courses area and the Restricted Electives area.
 BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR 
 CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
+BPC270Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep3
+BPC273Advanced Server Computer Maintenance: Server+ Prep3
 CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations3
+CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise4
+CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux3
+CIS241DLApache Web Server Administration (Linux/Unix)3
+CIS250Management of Information Systems3
+CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
+CIS274DLLinux Enterprise Network Security3
+CIS275DLLinux Capstone3
+CIS296WCCooperative Education3
+CIS290++Computer Information Systems Internship1-3
+CIS298ACSpecial Projects3
+CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR 
 CNT140AACisco Networking Fundamentals (4) OR 
 MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3-4
+CNT150AACisco Routing Protocols and Concepts4
+CNT160AACisco Local Area Networking (LAN) Switching and Wireless4
+CNT170AACisco Accessing the Wide-Area Network (WAN)4
 MST150++Microsoft Windows (any MST150 suffixed course)3
+MST155Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure (3) OR 
+MST155DAWindows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration (4)3-4
+MST157Implementing Windows Directory Services (3) OR 
+MST157DAActive Directory Windows Server Configuration (4)3-4
+MST158DAWindows Server Administration4
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-25
General Education CoreCredits: 12-15
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
+ENG101First-Year Composition (3) AND 
+ENG102First-Year Composition (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 COM225Public Speaking (3) OR 
 Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
+CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
 Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3
+MAT102Mathematical Concepts/Applications OR Higher3
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4

Program Competencies
1. Understand the history and nature of Open Source software. (CIS126DL)
2.Demonstrate ability to install a variety of Linux distributions. (CIS126DL)
3.Navigate the Linux file system hierarchy. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL, CIS239DL)
4.Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
5.Implement a variety of troubleshooting techniques to prevent and deal with a variety of system problems including core dumps. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL, CIS239DL)
6.Create partitions and file systems, and will manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques. (CIS238DL, CIS239DL)
7.Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system logs. (CIS238DL)
8.Demonstrate understanding of the impact of Linux in powering the Internet and Local Area Networks. (CIS238DL, CIS240DL)
9.Manipulate network-addressing schemes including subnetting. (CIS238DL, CIS240DL)
10.Utilize a variety of standardized and proprietary networking protocols that are included in Linux distributions. (CIS240DL)
11.Apply knowledge and skills in implementing and configuring a variety of Linux network server daemons. (CIS238DL, CIS239DL, CIS240DL)
12.Identify and assess common Linux security risks. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL, CIS239DL, CIS240DL, CIS271DL)
13.Explain the role of digital certificates and certificate authorities in ensuring Internet privacy. (CIS271DL)
14.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. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL, CIS239DL, CIS240DL, CIS271DL)
15.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. (CIS271DL)
16.Define and Analyze Local Area Networks (LAN) including standards and implementation requirements. (CNT140AA, MST140, CIS190)
17.Design a LAN including media, topologies, devices, software and protocols. (CNT140AA, MST140, CIS190)
18.Troubleshoot LAN problems. (CNT140AA, MST140, CIS190)
19.Install and configure various hardware and software system components. (BPC170)
20.Analyze and troubleshoot network client and server systems. (BPC170)
21.Install and configure a Windows operating system including administrative tools, user and group accounts and share permissions. (MST150++)

All information 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.