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Computer Studies: Linux Essentials (LPI Linux Essentials) Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 3
Term Effective: Fall 2023


This one-course certificate program is designed to provide students with the essential skills needed to pass the Linux Professional Institute's (LPI) Linux Essentials certification exam. The LPI Linux Essentials certification is a globally recognized credential that demonstrates a student's understanding of the fundamental concepts of the Linux operating system and open source software.

Students will learn about the history and development of Linux, as well as the principles of open source software. They will also learn about the Linux command line, file system structure, and basic system administration tasks. Additionally, students will be introduced to key concepts such as security, networking, and system configuration.

Upon completion, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to take the LPI Linux Essentials certification exam. This certificate program is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in IT or for those looking to expand their knowledge and skills in the use of Linux.

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 (LPI) Linux Essentials industry certification exam.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Computer Studies: Linux Essentials (LPI Linux Essentials) Certificate program are:

  • Complete 3 units from
    • Computer Studies: Linux Essentials (LPI Linux Essentials)

Computer Studies: Linux Essentials (LPI Linux Essentials) - complete 3.00 units
CS 81.21Introduction to Linux3.00

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.

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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