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Linux/UNIX Systems I (CTLUX1)


This program has been replaced by Linux/UNIX Systems Certificate (CTLUX). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2017 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


This program introduces students to the Linux and UNIX operating systems and prepares them to safely run their own home servers.


Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site:

Admissions Requirements

Completion of a CIS (above CIS 100), CPS, or CSS course, or permission of instructor.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Computer Instruction Dept
Michael Galea
Philip Geyer


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 3
CIS 206 Linux/UNIX II: Basic System Administration, Networking, and Security 3
CIS 208 Linux/UNIX III: Intermediate System Administration, Networking, and Security 3
CIS 221 Linux/UNIX Programming and Scripting I 3
Total 12
Total Credits Required


The following sequence of courses is recommended. Please check course descriptions for pre and co-requisites:

CIS 121 CIS 206
CIS 208
CIS 221

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