Network Systems Administration Specialization

NEtwork Systems Administration Degree Specialization

Are you interested in how organizations and businesses are networked, and exchange and secure information? Then you may be interested in this specialization. In our Network Systems Administration specialization, you’ll learn network protocols including how to design and secure LAN, VLAN and WAN networks, and how to enable the interface, connection and security of multiple computing systems and software platforms.


Classes Start

on campus, online

Program Available

On Campus/Online

Program Cost

$497/Credit Hour

Program Coursework

With our Tech Core curriculum, you’ll work with real-world IoT simulations, giving you hands-on learning experiences. And you’ll build an interdisciplinary skillset in tech, to help prepare you for the new IoT economy. When you specialize your Information Technology and Networking associate degree in Network Systems Administration, your coursework at DeVry University may include these courses:

Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab

Intermediate Information Technology & Networking I

Intermediate Information Technology & Networking II

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security

Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab

This course examines technologies and systems that serve voice traffic, including enterprise switches (e.g., private branch exchanges and Centrex), networked telephony solutions, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), call centers, voice processing and wireless systems. Administration of these systems is emphasized, and relevant troubleshooting and security issues are discussed.

Intermediate Information Technology & Networking I

This course presents the fundamentals of LAN Design including VLAN routing, network scaling, and high availability protocols. Coursework explores the interoperability of open source and proprietary switching and routing protocols.

Intermediate Information Technology & Networking II

This course presents fundamentals of network design, security, and management best practices. QoS, Cloud Computing, IoT networking, and software-defined networking (SDN) are introduced.

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security

This course develops fundamental infrastructure security implementation skills. Topics include identification of security vulnerabilities, wireless vulnerabilities, risk assessments, intrusion detection and prevention, business continuity and disaster recovery, firewall architecture, and an introduction to cryptography.

1 As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.