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Network Planning and Design Adv. Cert.
The advanced certificate in network planning and design provides the knowledge and expertise needed to seek careers that require foundation knowledge of enterprise network architectures and administration, emerging network technologies, the network design process, and project management. Students completing this certificate will be able to design and implement plans for sophisticated network design projects; understand and work with emerging technologies in networking and system administration; and develop, test, and implement a network model that simulates the performance of an enterprise scale network.
The program consists of four courses, all of which may be applied to the MS in networking and system administration.
Network planning and design, advanced certificate, typical course sequence
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|NSSA-620||Emerging Computing and Networking Technologies||3|
|NSSA-715||Network Design and Performance||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||12|
To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in network planning and design, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with course work or extensive work experience in networking, systems administration, and programming in C++; experience in OS scripting (Perl preferred) is beneficial,
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average or a first class degree from a foreign university),
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, and
- Complete a graduate application.
While GRE scores are not required, they are strongly recommended for applicants seeking admission whose undergraduate GPA is less than required. Relevant work experience can also strengthen a candidate's application for admission.
Courses are available both on campus and online. This certificate is intended for part-time study; therefore, RIT cannot issue I-20 paperwork for it. International students may study part-time through online learning.