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Computer Networking: Linux (Certificate)

30 credit hours.

This certificate prepares students for an entry-level position as network administrator using Linux. The first half of the program introduces students to basic computer concepts and networking. During second half of the program, students intensively study Linux operation system and its utilities including networking capabilities and security issues. NETW 150 and NETW 151 courses in this program prepare students and to take the A+ certification exams as computer technicians. NETW 160 prepares students to take the Network+ certification exam. NETW 182 prepares students to take the Linux+ certification exam. Hands-on experience is emphasized throughout the entire program.

General Education Core Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
  Mathematics Elective 4

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computer Information Science 4
NETW 150 Workstation Operating Systems 3
NETW 151 PC Hardware Maintenance & Repair 3
NETW 160 Introduction to Networking 3
NETW 162 Networking Technologies 4
NETW 182 Linux Administration 3
NETW 183 Linux Security 3

Gainful Employment Information

By completing this certificate, you may apply for employment as:

Job Title SOC Code
Computer Security Specialists Computer and Information Systems Managers 15-1071.01 11-3021.00
The total program cost for completing this certificate is $4,080 for tuition and fees and $1,375 for books and supplies.

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