Graduate Certificate in Wireless Communications
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Wireless Communications Graduate Certificate
As telecommunications takes on an increasingly important role in the professional world, there's a clear demand for qualified individuals who can develop and maintain strong, stable modes of high-tech communication. Our Wireless Communications Graduate Certificate emphasizes the fundamentals of this expanding field, including methods of developing telecommunications strategies, approving network designs, building, upgrading and maintaining new technologies, and implementing network security. With our Wireless Communications Certificate, you can gain a marketable understanding of the diverse opportunities that exist within the increasingly important wireless communications industry.
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Graduate Certificate Availability
Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 80+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 80+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
Wireless Communications Graduate Certificate1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 18
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 6
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $1,050
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
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.
Wireless Communications Graduate Certificate Requirements
Total length of the Wireless Communications Certificate program varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could earn your Wireless Communications Graduate Certificate in as few as 12 months.
Total credit hours: 18
Wireless Communications Graduate Certificate Coursework
Our Wireless Communications 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.
Click on a course name below for its full description.
Required certificate courses (18 credit hours)
- 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. No prerequisite
- 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
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- Wireless Devices and Applications (NETW562) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces an array of wireless devices, including laptops, PDAs, cellular telephones and "all-in-one" devices. Current applications of these devices, as well as potential future uses, are examined. Using such devices in both standalone and integrated network arenas is addressed, with specific focus on interoperability. Ways in which wireless devices are driving the evolution of business practices are also examined. Prerequisite: MIS589
- Wireless Technologies (NETW561) - 3 credit hours
- This course provides an in-depth understanding of wireless technologies and their application within the organization. It addresses essentials of radio frequency, spectrum allocation and usage, and current regulation. Topics include first (1G) through fourth generation (4G) applications, including cellular, PCS and wireless local area network (WiFi); and the current and future state of voice, data and video communication. Students gain perspective on how wireless technologies fit into an overall wireless industry and market, as well as on current management challenges. Prerequisite: NETW589
- Wireless Networks (NETW563) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces tools needed to understand and implement wireless networks. Topics include installation and configuration of wireless hardware and software, radio frequency (RF) fundamentals, 802.11 network architecture, capacity planning, use of wireless broadcast and cellular systems, antennas and accessories, power management, wireless local area network security, wireless device network integration and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: MIS589
- Management of Wireless Systems (NETW564) - 3 credit hours
- This course focuses on managing and operating wireless networks. Topics include QoS, resource management, outsourcing, training, financial considerations, and performance measurement and optimization. Also covered are system documentation and reports pertaining to RF network performance, IP management, network configuration, and system growth and capacity status. Students gain knowledge of charging and revenue assurance in a wireless network. Prerequisite: NETW589
- 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
GET QUICK ANSWERS TO TOP QUESTIONS
How many programs does Keller offer?
Keller offers a wide range of graduate degree programs — an MBA with 17 concentrations, 7 Specialized Master's Degree Programs and 13 Graduate Certificates — in important business fields from accounting and finances to information systems and human resources.
What's the average total number of credit hours required for a program?
The total number of credit hours that you'll be required to take varies by program, and our courses average three-semester-credit hours. Our MBA program requires 16 courses, our Specialized Master's Degree Programs require 13 - 15 courses and our Graduate Certificates require 7 - 9 courses.
Do certain programs require more credit hours than others?
Yes, credit hour requirements do vary among degree programs because the course requirements vary among degree programs. Visit the graduate degree program page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements.