The Information Sciences & Technologies (IST) and Computing Security (CSEC) departments offer the following advanced certificates at the graduate level. These programs are intended to provide computing professionals with the skills needed to advance their careers or to prepare for graduate study with us.
Advanced Certificate in Networking & Systems Administration
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Information shown for this certificate is intended for advising purposes only. RIT will not be converting this certificate to the semester calendar. Therefore, effective March 1, 2011, we stopped accepting students into this certificate program.
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This certificate program was designed to provide foundation theory and best practices in the administration of computer networks for individuals who have had little or no formal networking education, but who want to enter this field. If you are currently completing this certificate, see a graduate advisor for advising help.
Advanced Certificate in Information Assurance
Designed for individuals who have previous experience in computer networking and system administration, this certificate program provides the skills necessary to assume job responsibilities in network security and information assurance. Topics covered include network security theory and practices for enterprise-level organizations. The program can be completed on-campus, with all but one course also available in online-learning format.
The program is composed of 4 courses for a total of 16 quarter-credits of graduate study with the CSEC department. Download the handbook about our advanced certificates for program goals, course details, prerequisite requirements, availability, etc.
Advanced Certificate in Network Planning & Design
This certificate program, offered by the IST department, provides individuals who have prior networking and system administration experience with the knowledge and expertise necessary to design computer networks, to analyze network performance, and to manage networking projects. It can be completed either on-campus or at a distance in online-learning format.
The program is composed of 4 courses for a total of 16 quarter-credits of graduate study. Download the handbook about our advanced certificates for program goals, course details, prerequisite requirements, availability, etc.