Networking Technologies (CERT)


The Networking Technologies certificate provides students with the necessary knowledge in networking principles, administration, programming, security issues and practices so that they are able to apply them in real world organizational challenges and opportunities. The students completing this certificate program will understand and evaluate current and emerging networking and security technologies and assess their applicability to address the needs of individuals and organizations. 

The certificate may not be eligible for federal financial aid. Speak with the Campus Hub for details. 

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Career Cluster

Information Technology

Program Requirements

Prerequisites to the Major

Prerequisites. Students planning to take CIS 462 must have basic knowledge of or experience in information security (equivalent of CIS 350). Students planning to take CIS 483 must have basic knowledge of or experience in databases (equivalent of CIS 340).

Major Restricted Electives

Choose 12 Credit(s).

This course covers basic concepts related to computer networking. Topics addressed will include the OSI model, the Internet model, network management, network protocols and data security. Prerequisite: a 3.0 or higher grade in IT 210 or an approved substitute is required.

Prerequisites: CIS 121. Select 1: MATH 113, MATH 115, MATH 121. Or an approved substitute.

Advanced coverage of data communication, networking and security protocols. Topics: data transmission methods, error detection and recovery, flow control, routing, security issues and performance analysis of existing and emerging protocols for secure communication. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: CIS 360

Network and server systems administration. Domain administration; file system management; networked printers; user management; and workstation configuration. Network programming assignments/projects in Layered Software Systems, HTTP Server, UDP (TFTP or DNS), CGI program, IPV6, RPC/SCTP.Variable

Prerequisites: CIS 360

HTTP Protocol; Web-markup languages; Client-side, Server-side programming; Web services; Web servers; Emerging technologies; Security; Standards & Bodies; Web interface design techniques; User-centered design; Visual development environments and development tools; Interface design effectiveness. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: CIS 380