Martinsburg College is an online distance learning college offering an industry leading Information Technology (IT) certificate program. We are proud to serve the military community including veterans and military spouses.

Systems Design Certificate Program

hands-on-keyboardSystems Design incorporates the planning and design of computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. This program covers systems design, management, and administration. Students are taught planning networking systems, system security, planning directory structures, installation and configuration of operating systems on servers and workstations, and support of the entire structure.

The overall program goal is to provide students with the skills to be able to install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, manage, and administer computer networks.

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Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of network management and monitoring tools
  • Identify how to troubleshoot hardware, storage, networking, and software issues
  • Plan a Windows backup and disaster recovery solution
  • Create and manage Active Directory
  • Apply concepts related to virtualization and management of virtualized machines as used in Windows Hyper-V
  • Differentiate between the versions of Windows Server
  • Understand concepts and the implementation of redundancy and high availability through the use of various native Windows services
  • Implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing on a Windows Server

Topics Include:

Server Administration

Networking Operations

Software Deployment

Network Load Balancing

Installation and Configuration

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Distributed File System (DFS)

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

Network Access Protection (NAP)


Students may transfer credits from the Systems Design program into the Associate of Science in Integrated Technologies program. Students should be aware that while the transfer credit option is available, the Systems Design program is a certificate program and not a degree program.