Earn your Linux certificate online at Champlain College and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect.

Graduates of our online Linux certificate will:

  • Compare and contrast several Linux scripting languages (BASH, PERL and TCL) and associated techniques and documentation. You will be required to write successful scripts in each language for real-world tasks.
  • You will build useable, enterprise-level solutions utilizing:
    • Apache Web Server
    • SAMBA
    • NFS
    • Scripting
    • Secure Implementations
    • DNS
    • DHCP
    • User administration
    • more
  • You will receive an introduction to installing, configuring and maintaining Linux server systems from a security perspective.

NOTE: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Standalone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.


Course #TitleCredits
NETW 260Linux/Unix Systems Administration I3
NETW 360Linux/Unix Systems Administration II3
NETW 365Implementing Linux Security3
NETW 460Linux Shell Scripting3
CYBR 210Foundations of Cybersecurity3
 Total 18

* Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call a CPS Counselor at 888-545-3459 for more information.