Distributed Computing graduate badge
The School of Computing now offers eight graduate-level digital badges. A digital badge, or simply "badge," recognizes your completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. A badge allows you to promote academic achievements online more effectively and in different venues than with a transcript.
The School of Computing's distributed computing badge (not a degree or certificate) is designed to prepare students in the following areas:
- Describe how TCP/IP enable the Internet to function.
- Set up network firewalls.
- Evaluate different virtualization architectures.
- Understand issues posed by distributed systems such as clock synchronization, naming, and consistency.
- Write a web-based application.
Completion of a Bachelor's degree, and evidence of object-oriented programming skill is required for admission.
Why Earn a Digital Badge at Grand Valley?
- Badges document knowledge, skills, and competencies you've gained through various learning and professional development opportunities.
- Pursuing a badge, either in continuing education or while completing a degree, can enhance your education.
- Digital badges can be displayed on social media, websites, and in emails.
- Completing a badge is an opportunity for you to highlight particularly marketable and desirable skills to potential employers.
For More InformationSchool of Computing and Information Systems
Dr. Robert Adams, Ph.D.
C-2-100 Mackinac Hall
Location & Format
Classes for the program are on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.Format: Face To Face
The distributed computing badge is comprised of three courses (nine credits). Classes are offered on Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.
- CIS 654 - Computer Networking
- CIS 656 - Distributed Systems
- CIS 658 - Web Architectures