Explore Linux Administration, Security & Support Undergraduate Certificate
Gain a solid foundation in the use of Linux and enter the technology field with a credential employers will respect with Champlain's online Linux administration, security, and support certificate.
This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your bachelor's degree in computer information systems online.
Build Your Career Future
We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our Linux administration, security, and support certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, a Linux certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.
Academic Excellence and Recognition
Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community
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Gain New Skills with a Certificate
Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all new occupations, as a result of an increased business focus on cloud computer, data collection and storage, and information security.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019
Top Reasons to Pursue a Certificate
- Enter a new field
- Build new skills
- Gain knowledge on your way towards a degree
- Differentiate your resume
- Earn a credential
- Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
Learn more about Champlain's 100% online Linux undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.
Champlain's online Linux courses encompass the top skills needed by today's information technology professionals.
This course is a thorough review of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Suite, which is the de underlying de facto communications protocol standard suite of the Internet. Students will use the Wireshark software to analyze the operation of services provided by TCP/IP, troubleshoot common issues and gain an understanding of related security and management issues.
A hands-on course covering key components of the Linux operating system. Through hands-on activities students will gain a working knowledge of the Linux operating system. Topics include installation and configuration of Linux, using common commands and graphical interfaces, installing common server applications, User and group account management, as well as performance monitoring and security systems.
We will extend coverage of topics in NETW 260 Linux System Administration I in order to provide students with the skills they need to deploy, configure and maintain secure Linux servers within the enterprise infrastructure. Many of the topics will provide in-depth coverage of topics including Apache Web Server, SAMBA, NFS, scripting, secure implementations, DNS, DHCP, and, user administration. Extensive lab exercises in a multi-server virtual machine environment will help students put their new skills into practice.
Our focus will be on securing computers running the Linux operating system. A broad range of general security techniques such as user and group policies, and file integrity checking are covered. The course will serve as an administrator's guide to implementing security and security tools on the Linux platform. Assignments will provide hands-on experience securing a virtual server environment.
Students will see actual constructs of several Linux scripting languages (BASH, PERL, and TCL), and will contrast the various languages and associated techniques. Student will be required to write scripts for specific operating functions that relate to real world tasks. In addition to the specific syntax required for each language, efficient coding techniques (and documentiation) will be presented and implemented.
This course will introduce foundation subject matter and technologies that are critical to the multidisciplinary landscape of cybersecurity.
Complete CMIT-130 and CMIT-135.
Graduates of the online Linux administration, security, and support certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:
Compare and contrast several Linux scripting languages (BASH, PERL and TCL) and associated techniques and documentation.
- Write successful scripts in each language for real-world tasks.
- Build useable, enterprise-level solutions utilizing:
- Apache webserver
- Secure implementations
- User administration
- Ability to install, configure, and maintain Linux server systems from a security perspective
- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Suite
Champlain College Online's technology faculty, led by Program Director Dr. Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our Linux administration, security, and support certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s technology professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.
Alumni of the Champlain College Online undergraduate certificate in Linux administration, security & support program work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits nationwide, including:
- Caleidoscope Communications
- Rutland Regional Medical Center
- U.S. Army
Titles our alumni hold include:
- Engineer Assistant
- Forensic Engineer
- IT Specialist
- Lead Database Administrator
- Security Supervisor
- System Administrator
- System and Database Administrator
- Technology Administrator
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