Linux Server Administration

270 hours
18 weeks
15 hours
per week

Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the Linux server operating system and includes practical and analytical skills needed to install, configure and ensure the operation of a Linux server. Instruction is in the Linux server environment and includes planning and installation of the appropriate operating system, configuration of server components, and troubleshooting common system errors. No prior Linux experience required.

Topics include managing file systems, server roles, network configurations, and the use of administrative commands. Learn command line processing; user accounts and permissions, and computer scripting.

Students who successfully complete the program can use the skills learned in a variety of industries and jobs including network and computer systems administrator, computer support specialist and computer operator. Also serves as a foundation for additional training in information technology.

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Receive the Linux Server Administration certificate by completing two courses:

  • COMP 641 Linux Essentials
  • COMP 643 Linux Server Technologies
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Information Technology Orientation

  1. Read the registration instructions & class details. Once Spring 2024 registration opens on Monday, December 4th, please register promptly as some classes fill quickly.
  2. Meet with a Counselor to discuss your Educational Plan, understand the requirements for the courses, and map out your career path. To make an appointment with a counselor, call North City Campus at (619) 388-1800 or email .

Possible Career Paths

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators $24-37/hr.
  • Computer User Support Specialists $16-27/hr.
  • Information Technology Specialist $16-25/hr

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