Linux Professional

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Professional 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.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3)3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration (3) OR
CIS238RHRed Hat System Administration II (3)3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise3
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations3
CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
CIS271DLLinux Security3
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3-4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials4
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course3
CIS280Current Topics in Computing3
CIS290++Any Computer Information Systems Internship course1-3
  • Identify the history and nature of Open Source software. (CIS126DL)
  • Demonstrate ability to install a variety of Linux distributions. (CIS126DL)
  • Navigate the Linux file system hierarchy. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL,CIS238RH)
  • Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions. (CIS126DL,CIS126RH, CIS238DL)
  • Implement a variety of troubleshooting techniques to prevent and deal with a variety of system problems including core dumps. (CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH)
  • Create partitions and file systems, and will manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques. (CIS238DL, CIS238RH)
  • Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system logs. (CIS126RH, CIS238DL)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.