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 designing of computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. This program covers systems design, management, and administration. Students will learn about 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 program is offered in two parts. The typical timeframe for completion is 12 months. To learn more about our Systems Design Certificate Program, ‘Click Here’ to contact us today.

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

Configure IP Addressing

Maintain and Manipulate Existing Servers

Analyze organizational requirements

Plan and Implement Network Security

Identify security vulnerabilities

Create a CA infrastructure and certificate management plan

Create and Configure a GPO

Topics Include:

Server Administration

Networking Operations

Software Deployment

Network Load Balancing

Installation and Configuration

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Data Storage and Security Management

Cloud Storage Solutions

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.