Certificate in Linux Systems

Acquire practical knowledge on administering Linux Systems.

The Certificate of Linux Systems is an introduction to Linux, the open source operating system that is extensively used in servers, supercomputers, networking environments and embedded systems space. After completing the course students will have the skills and knowledge to install and support one or more distributions of the Linux operating system.

Students will become familiar with the following:

  • Install and administer Linux systems
  • Configure Linux file systems and performance
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Linux
  • Understand the File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
  • Manage files and directories using the BASH shell
  • Understand BASH scripts and use them to automate tasks
  • Create and manage user and group accounts
  • Install and update packages with various package managers
  • Manage system initialisation
  • Configure networking, network security and network troubleshooting
  • Deploy network services

Start Date

April 11th, 2016

Course Duration

12 Weeks

Entry Requirements

  • National Certificate in Computing (Level 3) or equivalent qualifications
  • Or a minimum of 48 Level 2 credits including a minimum or 8 Level 2 credits in a language rich subject
  • Or suitable industry experience
  • Access to a personal computer for off-campus learning (desirable)

Domestic Course Costs

Fees: $7,416
Optional certification costs that students can choose to obtain: $458