Graduate Certificate Programs in Wireless Communications

In a graduate wireless communications certificate program, you'll learn about advanced computer networking, network security and running wireless communications efficiently. Read about program formats, the prerequisites for enrollment, and explore what you'd learn as a graduate wireless communications student. Also, learn about the advantages to earning this certificate. Schools offering Cisco Network Systems degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Can I Earn Graduate Certificates in Wireless Communications Online?

You can earn your graduate certificate in wireless communications online, in a traditional on-campus program, or in a hybrid format. If you earn your certificate online, you'll be able to download course materials through the Internet. You can earn your certificate by completing around 15 credits of online courses.

Degree Level Certificates in online, on-campus and hybrid formats available
Prerequisites Bachelor's degree is required, some prerequisite courses may be required
Common Topics Configuring wireless networks, network security, wireless technology, wireless network management
Job Outlook (2014-2024) 8% employment growth for network and computer systems administrators*
Median Annual Salary (2014) $75,790 for network and computer systems administrators*

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Do I Need to Enroll?

You'll need to earn a bachelor's degree before applying to a graduate certificate program in wireless communications. Your bachelor's degree doesn't need to be in a specific major; however, some courses have prerequisites that you'll need to complete before enrolling.

What Will I Learn?

A graduate certificate program will provide you with an overview of network security, wireless technology, networking applications and wireless communications. You'll learn about IP protocols, how to configure wireless networks and how to manage user accounts in a wireless network.

By completing certificate requirements in network management, you'll learn how to increase the efficiency of wireless networks in terms of processing power and cost. Security coursework will teach you how to use encryption to protect data during storage or transmission, and you'll also learn how to document and respond to security breaches.

Why Should I Earn My Certificate?

Although a bachelor's degree can qualify you for computer networking and administrator positions, many employers look for certification and specialized training beyond a degree. For management positions, employers also look for a graduate degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Coursework in a certificate program may be accepted toward an MBA if you decide to pursue one in the future.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that demand for network and computer systems administrators was expected to rise by 8% between 2014 and 2024 and that they earned a median annual salary of $75,790 in 2014 (www.bls.gov). However, a graduate certificate can often help you earn more.

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