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Red Hat Linux Administrator

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Red Hat Linux Administrator program is designed to help prepare students for employment or to improve current professional skills. The program includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux system basics and management including sophisticated manipulation of file structures, backup systems, troubleshooting, user account management, hard disk maintenance and configuration, process monitoring and prioritizing, and system resource control. This program helps prepare students for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification exam. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
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.
Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.

All courses within the Required areas are not applicable if taken more than five (5) years prior to the completion of the program. Consult with an academic advisor or program director for exceptions.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of program director (0)0-3
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I3
CIS238RHRed Hat System Administration II3
  • Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions. (CIS126RH, CIS238RH)
  • Apply troubleshooting techniques to prevent and address system issues. (CIS105, CIS126RH, CIS238RH)
  • Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system tools and logs. (CIS105, CIS126RH, CIS238RH)
  • Install and maintain software packages. (CIS105, CIS126RH, CIS238RH)
  • Describe and navigate the Linux file system hierarchy. (CIS126RH)
  • Create partitions and file systems, and manipulate access to them. (CIS126RH, CIS238RH)
  • Demonstrate configuration and troubleshooting of Linux networking, including network protocols, client and server systems. (CIS126RH, CIS238RH)
  • Configure and troubleshoot Linux security, including permissions, SELinux, access control lists (ACLs), and firewalls. (CIS126RH, CIS238RH)
  • Create and maintain shell scripts. (CIS238RH)

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