Linux Server Administration Certificate

San Diego Continuing Education
Online - Scheduled Course
April 26, 2021 - July 10, 2021
Daytime - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST
15 Hours per Week
18 Estimated Weeks


In this two-course certification program, you will learn the installation, configuration, and the management of the Linux Operating System. The first course will teach you about command line processing, user accounts and permissions, and basic shell programming. Students will be introduced to the history of Linux and the open source community, and the different distributions of Linux currently available.

The subject matter for the second course relates to installation, configuring and usage of Linux and related software applications. We will practice using Linux (Ubuntu/Debian or Fedora/Centos) in a VMWare virtual machine.

Course Benefits:
  • Live face-to-face classes
  • Collaborative project-based learning
  • 24-hour tutoring
  • Live counseling available
  • 24-hr library services
  • Career Counseling
  • Professional development
  • High quality professionally designed courses
  • No textbook fees

Additional Attendance Information

This certificate program has a three-week break from 6/26/2021 to 7/11/2021. 

Eligibility Restriction (Pre-Requisite)

Required Skills:

  • Possess a 10th grade reading level
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language
  • Knowledge of math concepts at the 8th grade level
  • Basic computer literacy

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College Details

San Diego Continuing Education

San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) is the adult education division of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). As the largest provider of noncredit education in California, SDCE’s mission is to provide accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and career training to adult students. SDCE has offered career training and other classes continuously for more than 100 years.

Founded in 1914 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, SDCE welcomes every immigrant, refugee and underserved population to fulfill educational goals. At SDCE, adult students find a fun and positive learning environment for every skill level. Students come from across 50 states and from 160 foreign countries, to learn in more than 70 free career training programs and in thousands of classes. In addition to a traditional schedule of fall, spring and summer semesters, many programs are offered online, allowing students to pursue higher education or career training while maintaining other responsibilities and active lives.

SDCE was one of the first community college continuing education institutions in California to meet the standards for independent accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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