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Linux Network and Security


This program prepares students for careers in system administration, network administration, and information security. Students will gain experience managing and securing the Linux operation system. Students will also learn how Linux-based tools apply to network administration and security testing.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: NA
Part Time: 2 to 4

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering.

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : Instructor Permission

This course provides an introduction to basic computer hardware and operating systems. The focus is A+ Certification and addresses foundational computer hardware to include system boards, microprocessors, bios, hard drives, CDROMs, as well as the basics of the Windows Operating Systems. Troubleshooting from both a hardware and software approach is introduced. The curriculum is produced by Hewlett Packard for Ciso Systems. Computer Fee.

EET 131 5.0

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $2,260.80
  • NonResident Cost : $2,560.00
  • International Student Cost : $5,825.60

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online
  • Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Intro to the Linux operating system. Includes the fundamental GNU and UNIX commands, system installation, packages and libraries, file editing, and file management. Strongly recommended: Computer and Windows Operating System experience. Computer Fee.

IT 135 5.0

This is a second course in Linux. Covers the organization of Linux-based hardware components and software tools used by the host administrator to control access, tune the system and account for system resources used. Focuses on Linux tools, network schedulers, security, remote access, performance monitoring and networking aspects of Linux. Includes multi-user, multi-tasking, time-sharing networked communications and setup and maintenance of an Internet server. Prereq: IT 135 or permission.

IT 138 5.0

Introduction to computer network security terminology, technology, and best practices as defined by CompTIA's (Computing Technology Industry Association) vendor neutral Security + Certification and ISC2's (International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium) vendor neutral SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) Certification. Prepares students to take the CompTIA Security+ and ISC2 SSCP exams. Prerequisites IT 124, IT 135, IT 142 or instructor permission.

IT 150 5.0

Students will learn offensive security techniques according to the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) methodology. Tools and testing networks will focus on the Linux operating system. Primary emphasis will be on open source platforms. Prereq: IT 135 and IT 150 or permission.

IT 157 5.0