Network and Communications Management Degree Program
Nearly every business depends on smooth-running communications networks. So the need for professionals that know how to design, implement, secure, and manage them is everywhere. Earn your bachelor's degree in Network and Communications Management (NCM) from DeVry University, and you'll become skilled in ethernet-enabled voice-operated IP systems, security firewalls, and next-generation network administration. With new positions opening up and older NCM workers retiring, networking promises to be a growing career field in North America for years to come.
The Cisco track of our Networking program prepares you for the following industry recognized certification that validate your skills to hiring managers:
- Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
- Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
Certification Prep Courses At No Tuition Charge
As a student enrolled in our Network and Communication Management program, you can take advantage of our Certification Prep course at no tuition charge. Better still, eligible students who register for, and complete, the CCNA exam may be reimbursed for one exam sitting.
Two Specialized Tracks: Cisco Networking Fundamentals and Networking Fundamentals (availability varies by location)
Learn more about how your bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University can be applied in a variety of fields and lead to career success. Request more information.
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Focusing on applying concepts and skills to real-world situations, DeVry's Network and Communications Management curriculum may include these career-enhancing courses:
Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications
Wireless Technologies and Services
Advanced Topics in Networking
Advanced Network Security
Examining various signals and their transmission in the network, this Network and Communications Management course covers codes and numbering systems, data transmissions methods, basic point-to-point networks, error detection and correction, and Internet access technologies.
Focused on the foundations for current and emerging networks that deliver voice, data, and video/imaging through various technologies, this course explores core switching, broadband, edge access, Internet protocol telephony, adding packet capabilities to circuit-switched networks, 3G solutions, presence-enabled communications, and security and troubleshooting.
This Network and Communications Management course explores wireless technology and how wireless networks operate. Topics include wireless network components, design, security, troubleshooting, and regulation.
Focusing on emerging and advanced topics in the networking field, this NCM course explores advances in technology and their implications in designing, implementing, securing, and managing networks.
In this course, students develop advanced skills in identifying network security vulnerabilities, including wireless vulnerabilities; conducting risk assessments; preventing, detecting and responding to intrusions; and providing for business continuity and disaster recovery.
To learn more about required and elective courses for the Network and Communications Management bachelor's degree program, contact a DeVry University representative or see the undergraduate academic catalog.
Many Ways to Learn
DeVry offers classes several different ways:
- At a DeVry campus location
- Through collaborative extended classrooms
Please note that program, courses, and extended classroom availability varies by location. Learn more about DeVry's Network and Communications Management degree program online.