The advanced certificate in network planning and design will provide individuals who have prior experience in computing and in computer networking with the knowledge and expertise necessary to seek or further their careers in the design, performance analysis, and management of computer networks. The certificate is composed of four (4) courses that provide the knowledge necessary to ensure that graduates will be able to:
Collaborate with individuals at all levels of an organization in the design, modeling, testing, and implementation of a network environment that will meet an organization's communication needs and goals.
Assume a leadership role in the management and the administration of a network.
Analyze network performance issues and then design, develop and implementation plans and assist in the development of adequate use policies and procedures.
Lead discussions about and development of policies and procedures to provide the level of security required by the company.
Individuals who successfully complete this certificate will gain the knowledge necessary to successfully lead the planning, creation and management a networked environments, in positions such as network analysts or network managers, or to continue their education through the pursuit of advanced degrees.
This program consists of a four-course sequence for those with prerequisite knowledge, and is available in either an online or on-campus format. The online availability of this program will provide a career-enhancing educational opportunity to those who are currently employed in a computing field. If desired, the four courses in the certificate transfer into master of science in networking, security, and systems administration, the master of science in computing security and information assurance, or the master of science program in information technology.
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
International Financial Aid Description:
For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.
# of Credits Required:
Master's College or University I
Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.