Perfect for those who want to work as network administrators for business, government, or nonprofit organizations, the undergraduate certificate program in computer networking at University of Maryland Global Campus can provide you with hands-on training in state-of-the-art computer technology.

Through this program, you'll learn about the fundamental aspects of computer troubleshooting, networking, network security, interconnected Cisco devices, and Windows server installation and configuration. Plus, you'll get a chance to choose from upper-level courses so you can tailor your degree to your career goals.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Computer Networking Undergraduate Certificate

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Evaluate, install, configure, and maintain computer hardware components and operating systems
  • Select an appropriate network design
  • Assess and mitigate risk, evaluate and select technologies, and apply network security safeguards
  • Configure and manage Cisco switches within multiprotocol internetworks
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows Server operating systems, including domain and network services
  • Resolve IT system problems and meet the needs of users by applying troubleshooting methods

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Configure and manage Cisco switches within multiprotocol internetworks, including VoIP, wireless network protocols, and routing protocols
  • Manage and troubleshoot features of Windows Server operating systems, including Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, Desktop Security, Remote Access, Windows Deployment, and User Accounts
  • Design, develop, and write effective technical documents

Industry Certification

This program can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s):

Computer Networking Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 18

  • CMIT 202
  • CMIT 265
  • CMIT 320
  • CMIT 350
  • CMIT 369
  • A supporting elective chosen from any upper-level CMIT courses

Overall Certificate Requirements

Review the overall undergraduate certificate requirements on the certificates overview webpage.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in network administration for corporate, government, or nonprofit organizations.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Computing Club aims to create a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields.