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Network Administration

From mission-critical business systems to e-commerce and the Internet, IT is not only an industry in its own right but also a fundamental building block of all other industries. AIU® offers an industry-current BSIT program with an in-depth specialization in Network Administration that combines technical skills and knowledge with a focus on professional skills in areas including leadership, behavioral understanding, implementation of change, and project management.


This degree is geared toward students looking to gain real-world knowledge and experience in the administration and management of digital networks. Aside from learning and understanding the hardware, software and system resources that are critical parts of an operating digital network, students will also learn how to construct and maintain their own network. Students will gain understanding of the most current practices, policies and professional requirements of becoming an IT network administrator.


Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Network Administration to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to acquire industry-current knowledge of network configurations, networking hardware, network operating systems, segmentation through sub-netting, and network management issues.

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  • Next Start Date

    November 9th, 2015

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  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree is designed to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in core computer technologies including operating systems, databases, networks, programming and security. Students who complete the BSIT with a specialization in Network Administration specialization will study how to:

    • Summarize details of essential computer concepts.
    • Use an operating system interface to access, add, troubleshoot and configure hardware and manage files.
    • Implement a relational database management system utilizing the concepts of database design and data modeling.
    • Develop business applications using programming languages, tools and software development methodologies.
    • Understand the fundamental components and terminology used while working with network systems
    • Collaborate with other individuals in solving system problems, creating new systems, and engaging in the type of team-centered work common to a job in this field
    • Learn to apply principles from mathematics and computer science to the process of building and maintaining system networks
    • Evaluate and analyze existing network systems to identify problems, develop solutions and gain real-world experience in the current challenges facing network administrators
    • Develop mastery of the abilities, limits and specific characteristics of a wide variety of network systems currently in use around the world

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    • In this specialized curriculum, you can learn how to implement and deploy network topologies using the necessary network hardware and software systems. This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with more than half of your courses in your area of interest. It can help you develop a focused industry-specific knowledge base common to IT professionals in the field of Network Administration. For example:


      • Project Management and Teams
      • Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT
      • System Architecture and Integration
      • Routing and Switching
      • Advanced Routing and Switching
      • Network Security Management
      • Special Topics in Network Administration
      • Enterprise Networking
      • Specialized Network Administration
      • Program Capstone in IT

      Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

    • In the specialization in Network Administration, students not only gain current IT knowledge from industry specialists, but also practical hands-on application of the ideas and information discussed in class.

      Upon completing this program, students will command an understanding of the components, language and best practices currently being used in network administration.  Students will be able to evaluate and analyze existing network systems for problems or inefficiencies, as well as be able to diagnose these problems and create solutions to them.

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