Linux Systems Administrator

Overview

This comprehensive program  offers instruction on Linux System Administration walking learners through the essential system administration tasks necessary to get up and running in Linux quickly. From there, learners will discover the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI), which is a powerful tool for users, developers, and administrators. Quick changes to a system with no Graphical Interface, such as many servers or some recovery tasks, can be accomplished with command line tools. Repetitive tasks, such as file management and local access control changes, can be done more efficiently from the command line than through a point-and-click interface. Learning to use the Linux CLI also prepares for full automation with scripting tools.

This program starts with the basics, from determining which distribution is right for you to walking through the steps of installing Linux on the two most popular flavors: Ubuntu and Red Hat. Next, you will connect to Linux and really get your feet wet, using an editor and working with files. You will then dive into managing permissions, processes and software before working with logs, exploring Linux security and finally managing services. From there, real world examples are offered throughout the course where the focus is on teaching you how to operate and manage some of the most frequently used Linux services. This program also provides information on how Linux administration is typically dealt with in corporate environments, with a focus on content management systems, automatic deployment systems and operating Linux from the cloud.

Finally, the content introduces common utilities used at the Linux command line. While learning commands for specific tasks, learners will obtain greater confidence navigating the Linux filesystem, understand how to locate and edit files, use Bash shell features for efficiency and automation, and be able to use built-in help for further exploration.

 

Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Install and connect to Linux
  • Use a Linux Editor
  • Work with Linux Files
  • Manage Users and Groups and associated Permissions in Linux
  • Manage Linux Processes
  • Manage Software on Linux
  • Work with Logs
  • Apply Basic Security
  • Manage Services in Linux
  • Obtain greater confidence navigating the Linux filesystem
  • Locate and edit files from the Linux command line
  • Use Bash shell features for efficiency and automation
  • Use built in help for further exploration

Certification

 

Students who complete this program can sit for the following exams:

  • Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS)

 

Note: Inclusion of National Certification exam vouchers vary from school and payment / finance method. To check if they are included, you may message any of our advisors through any of our available channels here

Financial Aid

 

 

Grants (Military)

  • MyCAA for Eligible US Military Spouses

MyCAA is a $4000 education grant for spouses of service members on active duty in paygrades E1-E5, W1-W2, O1-O2. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in the same paygrades, in title 10 orders, are also eligible.

MyCAA covers: tuition, externship and national certification exam vouchers

Our university partners provide, as job aids, at no extra cost: books / workbooks, laptop, mentor support, 12 mos subscription to CampusEd, job placement assistance.

To see if you qualify, message us here

 

  • Army Credentialing Assistance

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program is a government-instituted training and education program that provides a grant of up to $4,000 to eligible soldiers. The grant can be used to enroll in more than 1,600 industry-recognized off-duty career-training certificate programs, licensure exams, and academic or vocational credentials, and even re-certification. It was first made available in October 1, 2019 to the Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Carson, Fort Drum, Fort Riley, and JBLM bases. As of January 1, 2020, the program is available to all installations.

To see if you qualify, email us here

 

Grants (Non Military)

  • Workforce Grant

We have partnered with private institutions to provide assistance to qualified students. The Workforce Grant is in place to help reinvigorate the workforce amidst the ongoing pandemic. If qualified, a student may receive up to 50% of tuition assistance.

To see if you qualify, message us here

 

Payment Plans

  • Zero Interest Monthly Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for any student at zero interest. This option is available for every university partner. Click here for a complete list.

 

 

 

 

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Texas A&M International University

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Grant Options

MyCAA for Military Spouses

Scholarship grant for eligible US military spouses

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