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Network Administration

The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) with a Specialization in Network Administration 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.

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  • Next Start Date

    July 20th, 2015

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  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • The Network Administration specialization program is designed to give students a broad and comprehensive overview of the parameters, procedures and expectations of a network administrator working in the industry today. From foundation principles to relevant theories and philosophies, students can expect a program that covers both the knowledge and practical experience needs of a successful network administrator in the current economy. Students can expect to learn to:

    • 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.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit

  • The courses in this specialization program are designed to allow students to gain both relevant and current knowledge and real-world experience in the field of network administration. Professors are industry specialists who bring their extensive experience in the IT profession into their coursework, providing you 1-on-1 access to professionals with specializations in the different aspects of network administration.


    • Routing and Switching
    • Network Hardware: Physical Layer
    • Advanced Routing and Switching
    • Network Security and Management
    • Special Topics in Network Administration
    • Wireless and Mobile Computing
    • Cluster Computing
    • Data Storage and Compression
    • Enterprise Networking
    • Specialized Network Administration
    • Implementing and Managing a Network


    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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