The Certificate in Network Engineering and Design is for anyone interested in acquiring state of the art knowledge and skills, including five-layer Internet protocol stack serves as a framework for the course with major emphasis on the physical layer standards, data link protocols, and network and transport layer protocols. Topics include: modems, baseband and broadband communications, HDLC, Ethernet and token ring LANs, cell and frame relay networks, bridges, routers, services of the upper layers (Network, Transport, Application), and network security.
Students can begin the program with a minimal understanding of computers and networking and finish this program with skills to master the rapid development of computer networks. Courses are taught by the faculty how are subject matter experts (SME) in their field. All courses are non-credit/CEU courses and cannot be transferred to an undergraduate program.
WHAT IS A NETWORK ENGINEER?
A network engineer, also known as network architect, designs and implements computer networks. Unlike network administrators, who perform day-to-day support, the network engineer focuses on high-level design and planning. Network engineers select the appropriate data communications components and configure them to meet user and corporate needs.
- Learn the fundamentals of computer networking.
- Design, implement a local area network configuration.
No application is required. You simply register for courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.
This certificate requires four courses from the following course groups:
TAKING INDIVIDUAL COURSES
All the courses can be taken individually for on a continuing education basis.