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Network Administration BIT Degree

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 BIT 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

    August 24th, 2015

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    45

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • The Bachelor of 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 BIT with a specialization in Software Analysis and Development 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.
    • Design and develop business applications using programming languages, tools and software development methodologies.
    • Understand and master the different technical elements and terms regularly used by software industry professionals.
    • Examine current industry practices and challenges to analyze areas of new innovation or need.
    • Engage in industry-modeled software analysis and development projects, allowing students to assume the roles of current industry experts and put their knowledge to practice.
    • Create and adapt software system prototypes.
    • Diagnose and remedy problems in existing software systems.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
     

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

    • 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:

       

      • In Routing and Switching, students can study topics including the role of switches and routers in network topologies and architectures, collisions and network congestion and switch management issues.
      • In Enterprise Networking, students study LAN and WAN systems relative to the design of networks relative to needs for network communication.
      • In Specialized Network Administration, students explore architectural network designs in accordance with ISO standards, Quality of Service (QoS), and configuration/fault/performance management considerations.

      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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