Certificate in Network Administration / Linux Server
Portland Community College

Program Details

The Certificate in Network Administration: Linux Server from Portland Community College is an online network administration degree program that can be completed in less than a year.  This curriculum is designed for those with experience in information technology positions and begins at an advanced level.  Students are introduced to the Linux network operating system, focusing on the knowledge and skills needed for day-to-day operations using the command line.  You will be prepared to perform entry-level Linux administrator tasks by examining task scheduling and management, memory management, input/output processing, internal and external commands, shell configuration, and more.  You will become familiar with the basic concepts of data communications and networking including hardware, connectivity, signaling, addressing, communication protocols, network design, security, management, and more. 

Courses in this certificate include:

  • Data Communication Concepts I
  • Linux Installation and Configuration
  • Linux Network Administration
  • Introduction to UNIX

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Portland Community College is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score