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Because of significant cost savings, a growing number of companies are choosing to adopt Linux as an alternative to Microsoft products.

The Red Hat Linux Specialized Studies Program will give you the foundation needed to support and use the Linux operating system. Students who complete this program will be equipped to set up and administer Linux on a network, host websites on a Linux platform, as well as configure a network of Linux computers and peripheral devices.

With the growth of Linux in the corporate environment, having these skills is a must for any IT professional.

Who Should Enroll

This program provides detailed instructions on the installation, maintenance, and usage of Red Hat Linux. The primary audience consists of professionals who already have some experience with computer operating systems (such as Microsoft Windows) and may even have substantial experience as network administrators for non-Linux systems. These people understand fundamental operating system and networking concepts but need to learn how those concepts appear in a Linux environment.

In addition, the program will also benefit those who have little or no previous experience but are especially talented in working with computers and other technology. Such people may need to engage in substantial self-study outside of class or elicit extra assistance from their instructors. (After completing the first course, all students should be ready for the second and third courses.)

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Program Benefits

  • Be able to set up and administer the Linux operating system
    • Set up users and user accounts
    • Manage databases
    • Host websites on a Linux platform
    • Configure a network of Linux computers and peripheral devices
  • Understand open-source systems and applications

Course Schedule

Required Courses

I&C SCI X494.56
Red Hat Linux Fundamentals (Guru Labs Course 120) (3.5 units)
I&C SCI X494.56
I&C SCI X494.57
Red Hat Linux System Administration (Guru Labs Course 250) (3.5 units)
I&C SCI X494.57
  to be scheduled    
I&C SCI X494.58
Red Hat Linux Networking Services (Guru Labs Course 275) (3.5 units)
I&C SCI X494.58
    to be scheduled  
I&C SCI X494.70
Red Hat Linux Troubleshooting (Guru Labs Course 314) (3.5 units)
I&C SCI X494.70

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full certificate.

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Specialized Studies Award Requirements

Students must complete at least three (3) courses in the program with a grade of "C" or higher in order to receive the Red Hat Linux Administration Specialized Studies Award. To receive your certificate, submit a Request for Certificate after completing all program requirements. Students not pursuing a specialized studies award are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.