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Information Technology Specialization
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Business & Management

Information Technology Degree Specialization

Information Technology Degree Specialization

Would you like to focus your business education on the ever-evolving technologies of the digital age? As tech continues to drive many modern business operations, managers in fields related to information technology (IT) can make an impact in a wide range of industries. Earn your bachelor of science in Management or Technical Management at DeVry with an Information Technology degree specialization to build a foundation of networking knowledge and computing skills, and learn to address business problems with IT solutions.

The degree specialization is designed for students who want to learn a broad range of concepts and gain a practical, comprehensive foundation in IT to help bring business and technology together. You’ll also gain experience within your specialization in one of two tracks: Cisco Networking Fundamentals or Networking Fundamentals.* In the Information Technology specialization, it is possible for students who study on campus to learn the networking skills needed to prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certifications, and take certification prep courses at no additional tuition charge.

*Students are enrolled in specialization tracks based on location of attendance. The Cisco Networking Fundamentals track is offered at approved on-campus locations and is unavailable online. The Networking Fundamentals track is offered both on campus and online.

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.

Program Coursework

When you specialize your business degree in Information Technology, your coursework may include these courses:

Database Essentials for Business

Introduction to Networking

Architecture and Operating Systems

Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

Database Essentials for Business

Students in this course learn to design relational databases and to build database applications, including tables, queries, forms, reports and macros. Also addressed is implementation of basic database security, backup and recovery procedures. Generating reports and meeting business requirements are emphasized.

Introduction to Networking

This course introduces the underlying technology of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and the Internet. Topics include networking media, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), an overview of routing and switching, and small network configuration and troubleshooting. Students prepare and test cabling and become familiar with protocol analyzers.

Architecture and Operating Systems

This course introduces operating system concepts by examining various operating systems such as Windows, UNIX and Linux. Students also study typical desktop system hardware, architecture and configuration.

Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

This course provides an in-depth look at risk factor analysis that must be performed in order to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan. Topics include assessing threats, developing countermeasures, protecting information and security designs processes. Auditing practices used to verify compliance with policies and procedures, as well as for building a case for presentation in private and public settings, are also covered.