Online Network and Security Certificate
Learn the basics of network management and security with UMass Lowell's 6-course Network and Security certificate. This program will prepare you for entry-level positions including network administrators, LAN technicians and system analysts responsible for networking functions in large or small companies. Many of the courses in this program can be counted toward the Associate's Degree in Information Technology and Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology.
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
- 6 Courses / 18 Credits
Required Courses (5 / 15cr)
- INFO.2670 C Programming - Available Summer 2023!
- INFO.4610 LAN/WAN Technologies - Available Summer 2023!
- INFO.4620 TCP/IP and Network Architecture - Available Summer 2023!
- INFO.4570 Network Security
- INFO.4640 Network Management - Available Summer 2023!
Electives (Choose 1 / 3cr)
- INFO.3850 Introduction to Information Security
- INFO.3070 Introduction to Cloud Computing
This course qualifies for free MSDNA software!
INFO.2030 Intro Programming with Python, and Co-req: INFO.2910 Introduction to HTML, or Permission of Instructor.
INFO.1600 and INFO.2020, or equivalent
Prerequisite 1: INFO.4620 TCP/IP & Network Architecture or related experience, and Prerequisite 2: INFO.3190 Introduction to Linux or INFO.3110 Introduction to the Linux/Unix Operating System, or related experience. Check prerequisites in all prerequisite courses.
INFO.2670 or previous programming Experience
Undergraduate Certificate Requirements
Students enrolled in UMass Lowell certificate programs must complete all courses and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better to earn the certificate. All certificate courses must be completed within a five-year period.
Students who successfully complete the certificate program should submit a Certificate Petition Form to have their certificate mailed to them.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition at UMass Lowell is typically half the cost of private colleges, and our online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Tuition for online programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same whether you live in-state, out-of-state or outside of the U.S.
Summer 2023 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|On Campus Lowell||$340||$1,020|
|On Campus Haverhill||$300||$900|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
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Applying into an Undergraduate Certificate Program
Apply to an undergraduate certificate program using the Online Application Form or by printing and completing the Undergraduate Certificate Application Form in .pdf file format. Applicants will be required to have either their official high school transcript, HiSET®, GED® or their most recent college transcript if applicable, sent to Graduate, Online & Professional Studies at the address below. Applications, transcripts, and other correspondence should be sent to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
839 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01854
Undergraduate certificate applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no fee to apply. You will be notified upon acceptance.
Questions Regarding Your Undergraduate Application?
Email OCE_Admissions@uml.edu or call 978-934-2474.
For General Assistance:
Call the Advising Center at 978-934-2474 or 800-480-3190. Our academic advisors are here to help!