UNIX Software Developer Certificate

Online, self-paced training that is focused on giving you the skills needed to succeed.

3-course program: $2,700 4-course program: $3,600

The UNIX Software Developer certificate program includes coverage of UNIX/Linux fundamentals as well as a comprehensive introduction to the ANSI C language. The final course allows students to choose from either C++ or Java programming. Topics include command line syntax, file system structure and navigation,  as well as coverage of writing Korn and Bash shell scripts. In the C Programming course, students are introduced to fundamental data types, flow control, standard function libraries as well as coverage of structured programming constructs and varargs functions.

Online learning gives you the flexibility to plan study time around the rest of your day. Our programs combine video, hands-on lab exercises and one-on-one facilitation to enable you to learn as your schedule allows. Labs are performed via remote access to a dedicated lab machine (unless a student requests to utilize their own equipment). Our unique commitment to student success includes a personal instructor to assure that your courses are completed on time and with full understanding of both the lecture content and the lab exercises.

Click the Curriculum tab below for detailed pdfs about each course in the program. Each course pdf contains a description of the course as well as a course overview outlining all the topics covered in the course.

Course Advisors are available at 978.256.9077 to answer any questions you may have.

  • Getting a general understanding of core operating system components such as the kernel, shell, and file system structure
  • Understanding the login process
  • Learning the basics of command line syntax
  • Using the man pages to get information and help for commands
  • Working with secure shells
  • Using conditional constructs to control script execution
  • Manipulating strings
  • Using the ksh and bash commands
  • C Language basics and development environment
  • Fundamental data types, storage classes and scope
  • Using Operators and expressions
  • Flow control constructs
  • Basic character and formatted I/O
  • Using C functions, arrays, strings and character manipulation
  • Accessing Command Line Arguments and environment variables
  • C Runtime Library Standard I/O functions
  • Writing programs in either C++ or Java

Students who do not have any programming experience may attend the introductory Learning to Program with Java course at no additional cost.

Required Courses Duration PDF
UNIX/Linux Fundamentals and Shell Scripting 35 hours
C Programming 35 hours

Choose one of the following additional required courses.

Additional Required Course Duration PDF
C++ Programming for C Programmers 28 hours
Java Programming 35 hours

Optional courses can be added to the base certificate track for an additional $900 each.

Optional Course Duration PDF
Object Oriented Analysis & Design with UML 28 hours
  • A personal facilitator is assigned to you for each course, assisting with questions or issues that arise during your training.
  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of class.
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees.


Once we receive your enrollment one of our Registrars will call you to confirm. Payment is due prior to the start of your first course. For multi-course certificate programs you can either pay in full or individually before the start of each course.

  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • Logins will be sent to you for the lecture and lab portion of class.
  • An instructor will be assigned to you to help answer any questions regarding the class.

About Our Online Training Platform

  • Courses are designed to be a combination of lecture and comprehensive problem solving lab exercises
  • You are provided login credentials to view the course on any device whether it be a phone, tablet or computer
  • Lab exercises are performed via a dedicated lab machine
  • An instructor is assigned to assist you in completing lab exercises and to help with any questions about the course content
  • Our support team provides you with course selection guidance, personal course setup assistance and technical support
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