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Network Planning and Design Adv. Cert.

Semester Requirements

Pete Lutz, Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-6162, Peter.Lutz@rit.edu

http://ist.rit.edu/

Program overview

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.

Curriculum

Network planning and design, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
NSSA-602 Enterprise Computing 3
DECS-744 Project Management 3
NSSA-620 Emerging Computing and Networking Technologies 3
NSSA-715 Network Design and Performance 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 12

Admission requirements

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.

Additional information

Study options

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.

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Program overview

The advanced certificate in network planning and design provides students with the knowledge and expertise needed to seek careers in project management, emerging network technologies, network design, and enterprise networking. Students completing this program will be able to design and implement project management plans for sophisticated network design projects; understand and work with emerging technologies in networking and system administration; develop, test, and implement a network model to simulate the performance of an enterprise scale network; and develop and implement the security policies and procedures that surround an enterprise scale network.

This program consists of four courses. The certificate may be completed separately or these courses may be applied to the MS in networking and system administration.

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.

Curriculum

Network planning and design, advanced certificate, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
0106-744 Project Management 4
4055-817 Emerging Network Technologies 4
4055-850 Network Design and Performance 4
4055-883 Enterprise Networking 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours 12

Admission requirements

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 (or a first class degree from a foreign university),
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Complete a graduate application.

While GRE scores are not required, they are strongly suggested for applicants with a lower undergraduate GPA than required. Strong scores, or a proven record of achieving a grade of B or better in more recent course work, could strengthen a candidate's application for admission.

Additional information

Study options

The courses for this advanced certificate are available both on campus and online.