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.
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.