Rochester Institute of Technology

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Network Planning & Design (Adv. Cert)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Advanced Certificate - Network Planning & Design

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

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: 12

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: 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.

Locale: Large Suburb

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