This certificate prepares students to earn anindustry recognized Linux certification. Students will have the skills for jobs in Linux/Unix administration, server administration, and network support.

This program is not Financial Aid eligible.

There is a growing demand for Linux administrators in New Hampshire. In September 2015, the job search siteIndeed.comlisted over 35 Linux administrators and similar jobs open in the state. National median salaries are $88,704 (salary.com, September 2015). Job growth in this field is projected at 7.4% in New Hampshire through 2022 (www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/products/proj.htm).

Linux Certificate

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
IST 103CProgramming with Raspberry Pi223
IST 170CIntroduction to Linux223
IST 270CAdvanced Linux223
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Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Test for the industry-recognized CompTIA Linux+ certification. Upon earning this certification, the student can obtain the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 Linux Server Professional and the SUSE Certified Linux Administrator certifications free of charge and without any additional testing.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior, critical thinking and problem solving, and the ability to work with and manage a group

of students qualify for financial aid