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Network Services Certificate

Be tech savvy

Every piece of technology contains network hardware and software. But how do they interact? How do they communicate? How are they fixed when broke? Discover the answers and learn network service fundamentals as you embark on a journey to adhere to your career goals.

Manage and troubleshoot digital networks. Use LAN planning, installation, and problem determination procedures. Comprehend operating systems. Encompass technical networking essentials. Assess and mitigate risks. Resolve IT issues. Evolve in a field you love.

Prepare for the future

All courses in this certificate program meet core or elective requirements for additional degrees, so they are stackable into the associate and bachelor’s degrees in Network and Security AdministrationComputer Science or Cyber Operations.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate in Network Services, students will:

  • Develop skills in problem-solving, algorithm development, design, and programming concepts
  • Understand the role of the operating system in computer operations
  • Understand LAN planning, installation, and problem determination procedures
  • Understand the technical networking essentials of the development, maintenance, and use of eCommerce sites

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