Program at a Glance

Program Type
1-year Certificate
Area of Study
Computer & Information Technology
Learning Options
100% online
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Start Your Career in Networking and Keep People Connected

If you’re seeking an entry-level job in networking, this certificate program has the skills you need. 

Why Choose Germanna

With this entry-level networking certification, you can leverage Germanna’s other certifications and degree programs to grow your career once you have chosen a path—whether it's advanced networking or another area of computer & information technology.

Career Options for a Certified Networking Professional

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Computer Programmers: Create, modify, and test the code and scripts that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software and web developers or other individuals
  • Computer Network Support Specialists: Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. 

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

You’ll learn the basics of computer networking and software design suitable for entry-level cyber employment.

In-Demand Skills:

  • Network communication
  • Network concepts
  • Network security
  • Software design
Course Highlights
ITN 101: Introduction to Network Concepts
ITN 208: Protocols and Communications-TCP/IP
ITP 100: Software Design

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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