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Linux/UNIX Systems Administration, Certificate

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(Code 143)

GRCC Program:


Linux/UNIX is a multi-user computer operating system that is becoming increasingly popular. Its effective application requires the expertise of professionals thoroughly familiar with its details. This one-year certificate program is aimed at students who are or want to be professionals in the computer information systems field. Students who are employed may wish to upgrade their skills or prepare for advancement.

Students who complete the certificate in Linux/UNIX System Administration will be prepared to program and operate computers in a Linux/UNIX environment. In addition, they will be prepared to administer, install, configure and fine-tune UNIX-based systems, including mixed brands of computer hardware. They will also be able to use Linux/UNIX data communications group commands.

Students may apply all course work in this certificate program to the Associate Degree of Applied Arts and Sciences in Computer Applications Technology (Code 109).

Students should make course choices based on career goals, previous experience and personal preference in close consultation with a faculty advisor.

The following required courses may be taken in any order as long as all prerequisites are met. Students who have not successfully taken CO 101 - Introduction to Computer Applications , or who do not have the equivalent experience should take CO 101  before enrolling in any of the following classes. Thirty-one credits are required, chosen as follows.

Operating Systems/Networking

At least 4 credits in chosen from:

Total Credits: 33

Transfer Opportunities:

The Transfer Guide for many bachelor’s degree majors offered at Michigan colleges and universities is available at the Counseling and Career Center and online at www.grcc.edu.

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