The Computer Networks and Distributed Systems certificate program is offered by Department of Computer and Information Science. The program includes courses in advanced computer systems, operating systems, and computer networks.

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You will gain:

  • knowledge of tools, techniques, and theory associated with computer networks and their performance evaluation
  • solid understanding of distributed computing systems, including distributed operating systems
  • understanding of fundamental issues associated with computer networks engineering including multimedia networking

The certificate program also serves as a path to master's degree programs in computer science at UMassD. 

The 5 courses required for the certificate are compatible with MS degree requirements for Computer Science, enabling you to transition to a degree program without loss of credits.

Prospective students can take up to 2 courses for the certificate before completing their official acceptance to the certificate program, with permission of the instructor.

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Haiping Xu

Associate Professor
Computer & Information Science
Dion 302G