Linux UNIX Network Administration Certificate
View printer-friendly version The Linux/UNIX Network Administration Certificate is intended for students not already enrolled in a network administration program.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts, commands and logic to manage Linux/Unix servers or workstations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to navigate the Linux/Unix Program environment and to execute the appropriate commands to accomplish given tasks.
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this certificate with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information. LINUX/UNIX Administration Certificate Prerequisites: EET131 and EET132, or comparable skills Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.

Program Requirements

Course Number

Certificate Requirements (15 credits)

Credit Hours

course(IT 135)

Introduction to UNIX


course(IT 138)*

UNIX for Network Administration


course(IT 140)*

UNIX Shell Scripts with Perl




Total Credits
Total Credits -- Minimum
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program. 1st quarter: IT 135 2nd quarter: IT 138 3rd quarter: IT 140

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What are some potential job titles?

  • UNIX/LINUX Systems Administrator
  • IT Specialist

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Program Contact:            
Robert Bunge                   
(206) 934-4530         

NSC Advising Office:                                                
(206) 934-3658         

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