Undergraduate Certificate in Network and Systems Administration and Management

Computer systems and networks are critical to large and small business operations. Networks are used to transport and share critical, time-sensitive and confidential data across an organization. These systems must be secure so that they are not susceptible to hackers and the proliferation of computer viruses that abound. Systems and network administrators with experience in Windows, UNIX™, and databases are always in demand. This certificate program is designed for the person who has an interest in and an aptitude for computer technology. Upon completion of the program, participants will be qualified and trained to assume the role of systems and or network administrator.


Prerequisite Courses (2)

  • CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology
  • CSCI 152 Computer Science I using Java

Required Courses (5)

  • CSCI 258 Introduction to Operating Systems Using UNIX
  • CSCI 320 Windows Server and Client Management
  • CSCI 340 UNIX System Administration
  • CSCI 360 Database Management
  • CSCI 376 Networking Technologies



For program information, contact Prof. Suban Krishnamoorthy, at skrishnamoorthy@framingham.edu.
Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.