Network And Systems Engineering, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Network and Systems Engineering certificate focuses on how to effectively plan, implement, administer, and support various size networks in the enterprise. These certificates provide the groundwork for professionals to pursue highly recognized industry certification. Depending upon which elective(s) a student selects, opportunities exist to receive the necessary foundation to further prepare for certification programs such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft MCSA/MCSE, Cisco CCNA, and CompTIA Linux+.

Program Outcomes: Students will:

  • know the principal features of Windows and the basics of enterprise networking
  • be able to Install, upgrade and configure Windows
  • understand the Active Directory Logical and Physical Structure of windows
  • have the skills to plan and implement Active Directory structure that addresses the needs of an organization
  • be able to configure network services such as DHCP, DNS, WINS, VPN, IPSec, IIS, and Proxy
  • be able to manage the operation of a network from a central location, and be able to address issues such as network connectivity problems, interconnectivity among NetWare, Macintosh, and UNIX networks, and Internet connectivity
  • be able to identify and resolve network problems by using troubleshooting tools and utilities

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Network and Systems Engineering Courses (18 credits)

  • NSE 210 - Network Administration
  • NSE 305 - Advanced PC Hardware and Networking
  • IT 310 - Telecommunications and Computer Networks**
  • NSE 310 - Client Operating System
  • NSE 320 - Server Operating System
  • NSE 405 - Managing a Microsoft Network

***Has a pre-requisite of IT 190 Microcomputer Operating Systems*
**Has a pre-requisite of IT 200 Foundations of Information Technology*

*Advanced students may earn credits for the CAT102, IT190, or IT200 courses by test-out examination. Please reference the Credit by Examination policy.

A grade of C or higher is required in all certificate courses.