Computer Studies: Linux Administration (LPIC-1) Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 6.0

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.


The Computer Studies: Linux Administration (LPIC-1) skills certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the rapidly growing field of Linux administration. This two-course program focuses on preparing students for the Linux Professional Institute's LPIC-1 certification exams (101 and 102), which are widely recognized as the industry standard for entry-level Linux administration professionals.

The first course, Linux Administration 1, covers the fundamental concepts and practices of Linux administration, including installation and configuration of systems, networking, and security. The second course, Linux Administration 2, builds on the skills learned in the first course and focuses on more advanced topics such as server management, scripting, and system administration.

Upon program completion, students will have a strong foundation in Linux administration and will be well-prepared to take the LPIC-1 certification exams. This certificate program is ideal for those who are looking to start a career in Linux administration, as well as for experienced professionals who want to expand their knowledge and expertise in this area.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge necessary to complete the studies for the Linux Professional Institute's LPIC-1 certification exams.
  2. Ability to perform maintenance tasks on a Linux system using the command line to install and configure a computer running Linux.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Computer Studies: Linux Administration (LPIC-1) program are:

  • Complete 6.0 units from
    • Computer Studies: Linux Administration (LPIC-1) Requirements

Computer Studies: Linux Administration (LPIC-1) Requirements - complete 6.00 units
CS 181.23ALinux Administration 13.00
CS 181.23BLinux Administration 23.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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