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Online Undergraduate Certificate in Networking 

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Turn Your Interest in Tech Into Your Dream Career

Networking professionals are an integral part of organizations through implementing efficient processes and services that achieve both information technology and business goals. Some specific job responsibilities might include the following:

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Analyze and troubleshoot networking issues.

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Compare and contrast network technologies.

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Design secure wired and wireless networks.

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Implement and evaluate network installations.

Please note: Students should have a firm grasp of basic computer skills and networking technologies prior to enrolling in this program. This includes the ability to understand new computer/networking concepts that relate to information systems and networking. Please speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. 

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What will I learn in this certificate program?

CSU Global’s Undergraduate Certificate in Networking is a nationally and professionally recognized certificate that gives students the career-relevant skills necessary to join the field of networking. This certificate program also aligns with leading industry IT certifications that students can take to showcase their knowledge and skills after completing each course. This program, along with other CSU Global IT programs, is aligned with CompTIA, Microsoft, and TestOut certifications.


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This 18 credit-hour, stand-alone program consists of six, three credit courses:

  • ITS310 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems
    This course is an in-depth study of personal computer hardware, peripherals, and interfaces. It prepares students for the Essentials portion of the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Students are prepared to diagnose, troubleshoot, and maintain personal computer systems. It also provides a detailed overview of common peripheral devices and discusses how to connect them to personal computers. A simulated lab environment is incorporated into the course.
  • ITS315 Introduction to Networks
    This course provides an overview of computer networks including operating systems, networks, the internet and information system design, and the roles and responsibilities of technology professionals. Students are prepared for CompTIA Network+ and Testout Network Pro certification exams. Students also learn about wireless network and network security, and develop the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot common networking problem and issues.
  • ITS350 Information Systems and Security
    Education in the need for security, planning, cryptology, and security technologies. Prepares students for CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
  • ITS405 Intermediate Networking
    This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The course covers implementation, management, maintenance, and provisioning of services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment. This course aligns with, and prepares students to obtain, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 certification 70-740: Installation, Storage, and compute with Windows Server 2016. Recommended Prior Course: ITS315. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.) Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS420 Advanced Network Systems
    This course presents advanced network and systems concepts to the student utilizing Linux. Students gain an understanding of the basics of networking routing and switching. They also examine and practice the concepts and skills necessary to function as a system administrator in a Linux environment. It prepares students for the Linux+ certification exam. Prerequisite: ITS315. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS430 Network Enterprise Solutions
    ITS430 Network Enterprise Solutions provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Windows Server 2016, a powerful and complex operating system. Over the next eight weeks, you will learn a great deal about Windows Server 2016. This course aligns with, and prepares student to obtain, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 certification 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016. Prerequisite: ITS315. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.


Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your certificate comes from a top quality, trusted university.

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Why You Should Earn Your Online Undergraduate Certificate

In today’s evolving and unpredictable economy, stackable credentials are an important tool you can utilize immediately, while also building credits toward a full degree. With an undergraduate certificate from CSU Global, you prove proficiency in a specific subject with your stand-alone, transcribable, nationally recognized credentials. Get promoted, switch industries, or work toward a full degree. And with our Tuition Guarantee, your affordable tuition rate won’t increase over time. Now is the time to get the career respect you deserve by increasing your market competitiveness.

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Learn Valuable Skills

As a student in the Undergraduate Certificate in Networking program, you will gain a wealth of real-life skills to use in your IT career. Specific learning outcomes include…

  • Analyze and troubleshoot common computer networking issues.
  • Compare and contrast various network technologies and topologies.
  • Design secure wired and wireless networks. Implement security measures and techniques for local and wide area networks.
  • Evaluate existing network installations and configurations for areas of improvement.

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Credit by Exam

You can get credit by taking exams for what you have already learned.

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Self-Study Assessments (SSA)

CSU Global will help you prepare to earn course credits for taking a proctored exam for specific content areas.

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CSU Global Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Earn credit for what you have already learned in your career or other educational experience.

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