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Linux System Administrator Technical Diploma

Program Code: 301507

Interested in becoming a Linux system administrator? With this technical diploma, you'll be exposed to a variety of skills utilizing free and open source software. You'll learn to install, support, maintain, and troubleshoot Linux servers in a business environment. You'll also pick up various aspects of networking, security, data storage, and typical network protocols using CentOS, a RedHat based Linux Distribution. Emphasis is placed on understanding Linux servers, services, users and groups. All credits for this program may be applied toward the Network Specialist-IT associate degree.

Follow Your Path

All credits in this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):
• Network Specialist - IT, 101502

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Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

• Database Administrator

• Security Management Specialist

• Network and Computer System Administrator

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• One year of high school algebra completed.
• User-level familiarity with one or more computer operating environments.
• Ability to use computer keyboard and mouse.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESpring 2018Summer 2018Fall 2018
Green Bay
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Linux System Administrator technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-150-163 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 1 ...cable characteristics and termination, structured cabling systems, OSI reference model, IP addressing and subnetting, network architectures and basic protocols, Ethernet switches, basic router operation and configuration.
10-150-175 IT:NETWORK:NETWORK ESSENTIALS...develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of client OS installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting; network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; command line introduction; and basic PowerShell script writing.
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA above 2.6 or satisfactory reading and math assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR the appropriate Corequisite/s: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep; 10-834-102, Fundamentals of Math)
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...presents learners with exposure to the language of responsibility with an emphasis on two tracks-soft (employability) and learning skills to enhance lifelong learning in academic, career, and personal settings. Course curriculum provides application and reflection of On Course strategies and vocabulary emphasizing the value of a growth mindset. Students should take this course during the first semester of college.
SEMESTER TOTAL
10
SECOND SEMESTER
10-150-157 IT:NETWORK:LINUX 1...an introductory look at the Linux operating system. Installation and configuration; boot up and login process; directory structure purpose/use; maneuvering in the Command Line Interface; understanding Long Directory Listings; Users and Groups; modifying permissions; remote access; starting and stopping services. (Prerequisites: 10-150-163, IT:Network:Cisco 1; 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials)
SEMESTER TOTAL
3
THIRD SEMESTER
10-150-158 IT:NETWORK:LINUX 2...installation and configuration of basic Linux Server Applications; Web, FTP, SSH, Samba, etc.; building a Windows (Samba) Network on a Linux server; Troubleshooting boot up, login, and networking failures; Introduction to Firewalls and Security applications. (Prerequisite: 10-150-157, IT:Network: Linux 1)
SEMESTER TOTAL
2
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-150-197 IT:NETWORK:LINUX 3...designing, implementing, and securing various network applications and services in a Linux-based network including, Web, Secure Web, FTP, SSH, DHCP, DNS, IDS, VPN, VOIP, etc.; implementation in a virtual environment. (Prerequisite: 10-150-158, IT:Network:Linux 2)
SEMESTER TOTAL
3
TOTAL CREDITS
18
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

Program Outcomes

• Design various network applications and services in a Linux-based network including, Web, Email, Infrastructure, and Database services.
• Implement various network applications and services in a Linux-based network including, Web, Email, Infrastructure, and Database services.
• Secure various network applications and services in a Linux-based network including, Web, Email, Infrastructure, and Database services.
• Implement these services using both physical and virtualized Linux servers.

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Industry Credentials

Learners may use competencies gained in this diploma to obtain industry certifications such as:
• Linux+

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