Linux Professional (CCL)
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Professional 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. Objectives for a variety of industry certifications are encompassed within course and program objectives.
This program is not currently eligible for federal financial aid.
You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.
Although this CCL is only 12 credits, because the required courses must be taken sequentially, a minimum of two semesters are needed to complete it.
A total of six (6) Restricted Electives (REs) are required. Some RE options have additional prerequisites that are not part of this program's requirements nor included in its total credits. Consult with an Academic Advisor or the Program Director for guidance with RE selection and sequencing.
The courses in this program may all be applied towards a more comprehensive certificate (CCL) and/or AAS degree in Linux Networking Administration if you wish to continue your studies. Consider the additional courses required for these more advanced programs in selecting your REs for this certificate.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Semester I||3-7 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
|CIS 126DL||LINUX Operating System||3|
(Select 0-4 credits of Restricted Electives from the list of course options below)
|Semester II||5-9 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.
|CIS 238DL||LINUX System Administration||3|
(Select 2-6 credits of Restricted Electives from the list of course options below)
Select six (6) credits from the list below depending on interests and future educational goals. CIS105 is recommended if you are considering continuing your studies towards the Linux Networking Administration certificate and/or degree programs.
|BPC 170||Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I||3|
|CIS 105||Survey Computer Info Systems||3|
LINUX Shell Scripting
(CIS239DL is only offered in the spring semester)
|CIS 240DL||LINUX Network Administration||3|
|CIS 270||Essentials of Network and Information Security||3|
(CIS271DL is only offered in the spring semester)
|CNT 140AA||Introduction to Networks OR||4|
Microsoft Networking Essentials OR
CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3 credits)
(CIS190 is not offered at GCC, but may be available at other MCCCD colleges)
|CNT 150AA||Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials||4|
|MST 150EI||Configuring Windows 8||3|
Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration OR
Any MST150 suffixed Microsoft Windows course (3 credits)
The following Restricted Elective options are not offered at GCC, but may be available at other MCCCD colleges: