NJIT Offers Online Certificate in Open Source UNIX System Administration

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A Certificate of Open Source UNIX System Administration will be awarded to students who successfully complete the series of three, short, non-credit courses.

A Certificate of Open Source UNIX System Administration will be award to students who successfully complete the series of three, short, online, non-credit classes.

NJIT offers an online Open Source UNIX Certification program. The first in a series of three, four week courses starts Thursday, January 23. Each course includes instruction and project work. Projects must be completed within 8 weeks of the start of each course and students must maintain an 85% (or above) average for a certificate to be earned.

The three courses are:

  •     Introduction to Open Source UNIX
  •     UNIX Administration I
  •     UNIX Administration II

Upon completion of the Introduction to Open Source UNIX course, the student will be able to navigate the UNIX file system from a command prompt, create and edit files using the vi editor, create and edit web-publishable directories, and attain a basic understanding of shell-scripting concepts and practices.

In the second course, UNIX Administration I, the student will install and learn to administer a UNIX workstation. Students will learn how to use a compiler to build and install programs and utilities from source code and to use UNIX utilities to maintain, backup and restore the workstation. The installation of graphical interface using X windows and the installation of a full functioning desktop environment will also be covered and required in the class.

The 3rd course, UNIX Administration II, will cover the skills necessary to maintain a production UNIX server in a multi-user, multi-client environment. Emphasis will be on the daily administration tasks required of a proficient system administrator. The student's final project will be to install the UNIX operating system on a dedicated machine and install from source code a typical distribution of server-side packages (Apache, PHP, MySQL, PostgresQL, and others).

Course #1: Introduction to Open Source UNIX
When: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Where: Online
Cost: $1,500 ($4,000 for the full certificate)
Awarded: Certificate of Open Source UNIX System Administration (upon successful completion of all three courses)
Earned: 3 CEU's from NJIT will also be awarded for the completion of each course (9 for the full certificate).

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NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 9,944 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.

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