Understanding Storage Networks

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Storage Area Networks builds a foundational understanding of access networks, storage area networks, enterprise storage and high availability and disaster recovery concepts vital to managing the exchange of data across an enterprise network.
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Storage Area Networks Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

The dramatic increase in exchange of highly valued data across an enterprise network has resulted in the need to better understand and manage SANs, NAS and DAS networks. Offered both online and on-campus, the 12-credit-hour graduate academic certificate in Storage Area Networks focuses on timely and pertinent storage topics from design of access networks, virtualization of enterprise data, backup/recovery and disaster recovery and management through hands-on experience with SAN hardware and software.

Total Storage Area Networks Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

Learn more about certificate programs offered by Regis University, including the minimum number of credit hours, cost estimates, related occupations and loan information.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 12.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate: Storage Area Networks

MSCT 620 - Access Networks

Emphasizes the application of networking architectures for transport of enterprise data. Topics include network media, communications and protocols, architectures, operating systems, administration and support issues, distributed network environments and Inter-networking.

Pre-requisite: MSCT*600

MSCT 650 - High Availability and DR Systems

Examines high availability and disaster recovery concepts and mechanisms; threats to an organizations information technology and develops architectures, policies, and plans to address them. Specific high availability technology options for disater recovery are examined.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCT*600;

MSCT 662 - Storage Area Networks

Examines storage attached network devices through enterprise level SAN systems. Studies managed data transition and explores storage design in business applications, cost, and systems administration.

MSCT 680 - Enterprise Storage

Provides the necessary skills to plan, design, manage and support distributed storage systems and devices. Focuses on operating and managing a mixed platform, multi-vendor, interoperable enterprise.

Pre-requisite: MSCT*620

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

MSCT 620 Access Networks (3.00)

Emphasizes the application of networking architectures for transport of enterprise data. Topics include network media, communications and protocols, architectures, operating systems, administration and support issues, distributed network environments and Inter-networking.

Pre-requisite: MSCT*600

MSCT 650 High Availability and DR Systems (3.00)

Examines high availability and disaster recovery concepts and mechanisms; threats to an organizations information technology and develops architectures, policies, and plans to address them. Specific high availability technology options for disater recovery are examined.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCT*600;

MSCT 662 Storage Area Networks (3.00)

Examines storage attached network devices through enterprise level SAN systems. Studies managed data transition and explores storage design in business applications, cost, and systems administration.

MSCT 680 Enterprise Storage (3.00)

Provides the necessary skills to plan, design, manage and support distributed storage systems and devices. Focuses on operating and managing a mixed platform, multi-vendor, interoperable enterprise.

Pre-requisite: MSCT*620

How to Apply

A candidate for one of the academic certificate programs must possess the prerequisite skills for entry into one of the School of Computer & Information Sciences programs and the specific prerequisite skills/knowledge identified in each certificate program.

Regis University’s College for Professional Studies (CPS) graduate academic certificates are designed for students who seek new career opportunities, are looking to enhance their work-related knowledge and skills and to advance themselves educationally. The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science programs. These courses could eventually be included in a CPS graduate students’ program of study or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Academic graduate certificates from the School of Computer & Information Sciences require students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in database application, programing, computer networking and systems analysis and design. This is assessed for each applicant during the admission interview. Knowledge and experience can be supplemented by courses in these prerequisite areas.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Current resume
  • Required admission essay
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
 Spring 8W2, 2014 March 3, 2014 Feb. 3, 2014
 Summer 8W1, 2014 May 5, 2014 Apr. 7, 2014
 Summer 8W2, 2014 June 30, 2014 June 2, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Regis University Tuition: Storage Area Networks Graduate Certificate

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $8,295 12 $685 $75
Online $8,475 12 $700 $75

Directed study costs $700 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.