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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Linux Associate
Major: 5219
First Term: 2012 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 24
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 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.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information: EM, GC, MC

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: 12
 CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
+CIS238DLLinux System Administration3
+CIS240DLLinux Network Administration3
+CIS271DLLinux Security3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 12
+BPC170Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep3
+BPC270Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep3
 CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations3
+CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise4
+CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux3
+CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
+CIS241DLApache Web Server Administration (Linux/Unix)3
+CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
+CIS274DLLinux Enterprise Network Security3
+CIS275DLLinux Capstone3
 CIS280Current Topics in Computing3
+CIS290++Computer Information Systems Internship (any suffixed course)1-3
+CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR 
 CNT140AACisco Networking Fundamentals (4) OR 
 MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3-4
+CNT150AACisco Routing Protocols and Concepts4
 MST150++Microsoft Windows (any suffixed course)3
+MST155Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure (3) OR 
+MST155DAWindows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration (4) 3-4

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)
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)
6.Create partitions and file systems, and will manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques. (CIS238DL)
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, CIS240DL)
12.Identify and assess common Linux security risks. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL, 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, 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.Implement proactive network security techniques including routing methods, Linux firewall configuration and network traffic encryption. (CIS271DL)
17.Recognize and practice professional ethics at all times. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL, CIS240DL, CIS271DL)

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.