This certificate is designed to prepare students to enter or advance into the Storage Area Networking (SAN's) field. Students will develop knowledge, understanding and technical operational skills relating to SAN's best practices. This program is designed around developing Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SAN). Focus on deployment of NAS and SANs and managing those networks in a data-centric enterprise environment. Students will gain valuable skills maintaining and managing SAN business requirements and standards. This certificate is designed to advance students/professionals into the SAN field by building on technical information technology, computing, networking and telecommunication knowledge. Additionally, this certificate will prepare students to take the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) examination. Program costs listed below are approximate, and books and other fees are not included for general education coursework.