Linux System Administration NEW

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The Linux System Administration Certificate prepares students for entry-level employment with businesses or organizations that maintain their own Linux based computer systems. Students learn about the installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of secure Linux based computer systems.

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The Linux System Administration Certificate prepares students for entry-level employment with businesses or organizations that maintain their own Linux based computer systems. Students learn about the installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of secure Linux based computer systems.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Create and execute a Linux installation plan
  • Explain Linux file system management and administration
  • Demonstrate the management of system users and groups
  • Explain the management of data including backup and recovery processes
  • Apply security best practices to secure a Linux server
  • Install and configure various servers (e-mail, web, etc.)
  • Examine system logs to monitor server operation
  • Perform Linux server maintenance utilizing software packages and kernel patches

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Linux System Administration NEW Courses
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    • Credits
    • CSI 101
    • Introduction to Computers
    • 3
    This course introduces the student to the theory, structure, and application of computers. Topics include word processing, spread sheeting, presentation, and database management (software).
    • CSI 116
    • Introduction to Programming
    • 3
    This course is designed to provide the background necessary for an understanding of computers and computer languages. Programming assignments introduce the student to methods of problem solving, programming logic, development of algorithms, coding in C, debugging and documenting programs. Topics include an overview of computer organization, simple data structures, and file management.
    • CSI 207
    • System Design & Analysis
    • 3
    Introduction to systems concepts, department organization, forms design, systems control and manuals. Development of system techniques through lecture and case study methods, including work simplification, work measurement, flowcharting, system cost estimating, system development, implementation, and evaluation. This course also introduces the student to Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation graphics software.
    • CSI 217
    • Operating Systems
    • 3
    This course explores the concepts of operating systems and their relationship to computer architecture. Topics include concurrent processing, scheduling, memory management, file systems, device management, and resource allocation. Prerequisite: CSI 116.
    • CSI 226
    • UNIX with Linux
    • 3
    Introduction to UNIX operating system. Practical explorations of the basics of UNIX system concepts, architecture, and administration. Uses Linux, a PC-compatible clone of UNIX to reinforce shell programming concepts and utilities with real-world applications.
    • CSI 242
    • Computer Systems Security
    • 3
    This course introduces student to the concepts of computer and network security with applications. Topics include authentication, securing Web and file transfer applications, cryptography, firewalls and other devices and network topologies. Prerequisite: CSI 217 and CSI 244 or permission of instructor.
    • CSI 244
    • Networking I
    • 3
    Introduction to the concepts, technology, and implementation of computer communication. Topics discussed are distributed systems requirements, network architecture, communications protocols, local and wide area networks, data transmission, digital multiplexing, data switching, and characteristics of transmission media, modems, design of information flow, and message and packet switching.
    • CSI 265
    • Linux System Administration
    • 3
    This course introduces students to the principles of computer system administration in a Linux environment. It builds on the knowledge learned in UNIX With Linux (CSI 226). System administration topics include managing user accounts, storage, and software configuration; web hosting; performance analysis; and security. Prerequisites: CSI 226.

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Plymouth, MA 02360

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