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Network & Communications Management Certificate Courses & Tuition
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Graduate Certificate

Network & Communications Management

Network & Communications Management Graduate Certificate Coursework

Our Network & Communications Management Certificate coursework is designed so that you can earn the credentials and core competencies you need to move forward in your career. You can earn a standalone graduate certificate or you can transfer the qualifying credit hours toward earning a master's degree.

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Required certificate courses (21 credit hours)

Networking Concepts and Applications

Principles of Information Security and Privacy

Network Security

Telecommunications Law and Regulation

Network Design and Management

Wireless Communication Systems

IP Telephony/VoIP

Networking Concepts and Applications
MIS589 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on design, development and operation of a data communications system and computer network, and emphasizes managing data distribution and access. The course includes essential elements of networks including hardware, software and interfaces. Students use a networking software tool to build and analyze network models.
Prerequisite: None
Principles of Information Security and Privacy
SEC571 – 3 credit hours
This course provides a broad overview of security in information systems. Covered are various aspects of security in computing, including security threats and controls; basic cryptography and its applications; network intrusion detection and prevention; security administration and planning; anonymity and privacy; legal issues; protection; and ethics. Coursework also examines controls in information systems, and addresses security issues surrounding information systems and computer-generated data.
Prerequisite: None
Network Security
SEC572 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses concepts and industry standards of computer networking, including the OSI Reference Model, TCP/IP and network routing concepts, and inherent risks in their use. Also addressed are digital cryptography principles and practices; major electronic email security standards; and methods by which networks may be attacked. Students use a networking software tool to build a secure network, as well as prepare to assist in incident response and management activities in the event of a network breach.
Prerequisite: MIS589, or a technical undergraduate degree and/or associated professional experience with preparation equivalent to or beyond MIS589
Telecommunications Law and Regulation
NETW584 – 3 credit hours
This course covers the legal and regulatory environment for telecommunications services. Coursework focuses on developing telecommunications law and policy as related to a variety of telecommunications technologies, including the broadcast spectrum of radio and television; cable and satellite; wireline and cellular telephone; and the Internet. Emphasized are the interconnected nature of media, as well as the policy rationale and techniques of government oversight.
Prerequisite: None
Network Design and Management
NETW585 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on technologies and processes used to design, optimize and manage networks. Topics include functions of network standards, protocols and architecture; network design and optimization processes; and network management. Topics also include network design requirements for support of high bandwidth multimedia applications, wireless local area connections and security strategies. Students use a networking software tool to build and simulate network models.
Prerequisite: three years' telecommunications experience, an undergraduate telecommunications education, or NETW505 or NETW525
Wireless Communication Systems
NETW589 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an essential foundation in core wireless technologies. Topics provide managers with required knowledge of voice and data systems. The current wireless industry, its recent past and emerging systems are explored through real-world projects and practitioner-based case studies.
Prerequisite: , MIS589
IP Telephony/VoIP
NETW590 – 3 credit hours
This course examines technologies that carry voice communications over an IP network, including digitization and packetization of voice streams. Coursework addresses VoIP standards and protocols such as SIP and H.323 that support creation of telephony systems using advanced VoIP technology applications. Fundamentals of VoIP such as QoS, traffic aggregation issues, bandwidth management and network assessment are also investigated.
Prerequisite: MIS589

FINANCING OPTIONS

There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.