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Badge in Networking Principles

The School of Computing's networking principles badge (not a degree or certificate) is designed to prepare students to accomplish tasks that include the following:

  • Identify major networking protocols
  • Distinguish the OSI and TCP/IP protocol stacks
  • Discuss network addressing schemes
  • Describe routing of messages through the internet
  • Create a program that communicates over sockets


Completion of a bachelor's degree and evidence of basic object-oriented programming skills are required for admission.

Program Location

Classes are offered fully online, in a hybrid format, or in-person in the late afternoon or evening in downtown Grand Rapids.


The badge comprises one course (three credits).

Students must take:

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