Information technology courses at Canadian College for Higher Studies

Diploma in Systems Administrator (Linux/UNIX)

This program focuses on all related technologies that are in high demand now in information technology industry. Topics covered include UNIX/Linux OS system and Network Administration, Cisco networking, Shell Scripting, and Application Server.

Using Unix and Linux operating systems , you will learn how to set up servers in a networked environment. You will learn server and network administration, configuration, performance monitoring, tuning and automation in large enterprise networks. Get better career opportunities that could last for a long time.

What to expect:

Mode of Delivery

Instructor-led classroom training, Online, Hybrid


40 weeks / 882 Hours


Local $11,950 / Intl $15,900 CAD





Admission Requirements

  • The student has an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent OR is 18 years of age or older on or before the program begins AND can pass a qualifying test (Wonderlic – 19) that has been approved by the Superintendent.

Program Curriculum:

  • Introduction to Linux and Unix
  • CompTIA Linux+ / Red Hat Certified System Administration 1
  • Oracle Solaris System Administration
  • IBM AIX Server Administration
  • Virtualization with VMware
  • Cisco Network Administrator
  • Red Hat Certified System Administration 2
  • Unix Shell Programming
  • Introduction to ERP and SAP Basis Administration
  • Cloud Essentials
  • Amazon Web Services Cloud Solutions
  • Big Data and Hadoop Developer

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Job Market Potential

Median Income:

$68K+ per annum through salary or contract based on experience, organization, location and duties involved.

Possible Job Titles:

Unix and Linux Administrator, Big Data Programmer, Network Administrator, Cloud Support Technician

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Job Outlook (2021-2025) Systems Admin Linux

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