Network Administration Certificate

Today’s information systems are built using networked components. This upper division certificate in Network Administration provides students with the knowledge and experience necessary to analyze, design, maintain and administer networked based information systems for a variety of organizations.

Effective Fall 2013:  All upper level IS and Management courses used to satisfy these program requirements must be taught through the IS department at UMBC

Certificate programs are for current UMBC undergraduate students. Notice of successful completion is placed on the transcript at time of graduation. There is not a separate certificate document.

NOTE:  All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better

Courses: 15 upper level credits
  • IS 450 – Data Communications and Networks (credits: 3)
  • IS 451 – Network Design and Management (credits: 3)
  • IS 452 – Internetworking (credits: 3)
At least 2 of the following:
  • IS 430 – Information Systems & Security (credits: 3)
  • IS 451M – LAN Management Using Microsoft Windows (credits: 3)
  • IS 451U – LAN Management Using UNIX (credits: 3)

Course descriptions can be found in the Course Catalog.


IS 451M, U, and W are hands-on courses taught in a computer classroom using Microsoft Server (451M), Unix (451U) or Web based tools (451W) to facilitate system management and networking. The design, building, management, security and technical issues involved in a local area network will be covered.