Network Virtualization - Certificate Program
If you're passionate about computers, servers, and networks, earning a Network Virtualization Certificate from Eastern Florida State College can be a great start to a career in network systems administration and technology.
Network virtualization is a technique that brings together several physical networks into a single virtual network using software. It can also do the opposite by splitting a physical network into distinct virtual networks. This practice is crucial for network security and is widely employed by businesses, industries, governments, and other global organizations.
This 24-credit certificate program will prepare you for an entry-level role as a network server administrator technician.
You'll learn about computer virtualization, configuring virtualization servers, managing virtual clients, and ensuring business continuity.
The credits you earn can also be applied towards additional degrees at EFSC, such as the related Network Systems Technology A.S. or eventually a bachelor's degree.
Network Virtualization - Certificate Program
- Certificate Type
- College Credit Certificate (CCC)
- Delivery Methods
- On-Campus, Hybrid
- Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
- Total Credit Hours
- Academic Community
- Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
- Contact Information
Terry Lane, Program Advisor
Network Virtualization Certificate - Course Curriculum
The Network Virtualization Certificate program offers a structured curriculum where courses must be taken in a specific sequence. Each class builds upon the concepts and competencies learned in previous courses, ensuring a progressive learning experience.
Network Virtualization Certificate - Admissions Information
If you're interested in this program, you can apply through Eastern Florida's regular enrollment process. The program has rolling admissions, allowing you to apply and start classes during any term.
You don't need to submit any placement test scores for this program. However, if you plan to later pursue the A.S. degree, you'll then need to submit Common Placement Test (CPT) scores. If you have any questions or need guidance, talk with the program advisor.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
To complete this certificate, you'll pay approximately $2,500 for in-state tuition and fees. Keep in mind that this cost doesn't cover lab fees or course materials. If you're eligible, you can apply for financial aid or scholarships to help lower the overall expenses of the program.
College Courses You Would Take
Courses focus on teaching you important skills such as applying subnetting to IP networks, analyzing user authentication methods, designing a group policy strategy, installing a domain controller, understanding absolute and relative pathnames, creating a small workgroup environment, organizing user accounts into logical groups, analyzing router functions and features, and much more.
Here are some of the specific courses required for this certificate:
This introductory, hands-on course teaches the essentials of Linux networking and system administration.
Introduces the concepts of virtual architecture, with a focus on the installation, configuration, and management of virtual infrastructures.
Provides an introduction to managing advanced storage systems, protocols, architectures, and more.
Preps you for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Topics include networking information, media and topologies, protocols and standards, and more.
Why Study Network Virtualization at EFSC?
Onward to a College Degree
After finishing this program, you have two options: start working immediately using your newly acquired skills, or use the credits you earned to pursue a college degree. For example, the Network Virtualization CCC is one of six certificates available as part of Eastern Florida's Network Systems Technology A.S. degree!
Once you complete the A.S. degree, you can further your education by pursuing a bachelor's degree, such as EFSC's Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Technology which offers a specialization in Networking Systems.
Coursework and instruction in the Network Virtualization Certificate program provide valuable skill sets to prepare you for internships and future work in the field. The program also offers opportunities for you to earn industry certifications, which enhance your résumé and employability.
Work in a Fast-Growing Industry
In the coming years, the demand for information technology specialists is expected to grow significantly nationwide. Graduates of this certificate program will be prepared for entry-level positions in designing, administering, maintaining, and supporting computer network systems. This includes roles in network design, installation and maintenance, inter-network communication, network administration, computer installation, and maintenance.
Related Computer Programs
As you consider the Network Virtualization certificate, explore the related Network System A.S. degree and the five other related College Credit Certificates. Plus check out the other two IT-focused A.S. degrees and the BAS option you can move on to with an A.S. The program advisor is available to discuss options.