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Network+ Technologies Certificate

The University of Phoenix Networking + Technologies Certificate program is designed to teach participants fundamentals of wide area, local area, and wireless area networks, also referred to as WAN, LAN, and W-LAN. Read more about this certificate program here.

Official Program Name:

Network + Technologies Certificate

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Program Level:

Certificate

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in completing the University of Phoenix Network + Technologies Certificate program should have completed high school or earned a GED. They may also have a bachelor's degree, though the degree may be in an unrelated field. They should have an interest in computers and have creative, problem-solving mindsets.

Program Description:

The Network + Technologies Certificate program is intended to instruct students about how to develop, repair, and maintain three common area network systems: LAN, WAN, and W-LAN. Program participants have the opportunity to learn about different networking methods, including Open Systems Interconnection and network integration. Topics of study designed to be integrated to the program include server/client concepts, network topologies, and systems architecture. Additionally, the curriculum is intended to cover subjects such as structural components, hardware usage, network security, and telecommunications technology. Although the completion of courses for this certificate program does not result in Network + certification, there are course materials available - including simulations, hands-on exercises, and video lectures - which the student can use for certification preparation if they choose to take the certification exam.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

Nine credit hours

Required Courses for a Network + Technologies Certificate:

Course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • NTC 240: Introduction to LAN Technologies (3 credits)
  • NTC 241: Introduction to W-LAN Technologies (3 credits)
  • NTC 242: Introduction to WAN Technologies (3 credits)

Furthering Your Education:

Individuals who have completed the University of Phoenix Network + Technologies Certificate program may decide to pursue a related bachelor's degree. Participating in an undergraduate degree program may allow students to develop their leadership abilities and gain additional knowledge of networking fundamentals and emerging technologies. Obtaining a bachelor's degree may also qualify individuals for greater workplace responsibilities or wider employment options.

Bachelor's degree options include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication

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