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Badge in Distributed Computing

The School of Computing's distributed computing badge (not a degree or certificate) is designed to prepare students to accomplish the following:

  • 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 are required for admission.


The distributed computing badge is comprised of three courses (nine credits), including:

Program Location

The distributed computing badge is offered on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.

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