Associate Degree Specialization in Network Systems Administration.

LEARN TO KEEP DEVICES CONNECTED AND SECURE.

Become an essential part of how organizations keep their internet and networked devices running smoothly and securely through the Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking with a Specialization in Network Systems Administration at DeVry University. Our Network Systems Administration Specialization is anchored with Tech Core curriculum, designed to help you build a foundation of interdisciplinary skills you’ll need for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy. You can pursue your program 100% online or in a hybrid format—learn on your own schedule.

GET TO KNOW OUR NETWORK SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIZATION.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking with Network Systems Administration Specialization in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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OUR INVESTMENT IN A MORE POWERFUL YOU

COMPLIMENTARY LAPTOP

As a new student, you’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

It’s portable so you can take it anywhere, powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.

PORTABLE IOT KIT

Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your Portable IoT Kit, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

CERTIFICATION EXAM REIMBURSEMENT

Our Tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+, Security+ and IT Fundamentals+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

The Network Systems Administration Specializations covers the following:

  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • Network Protocols
    Examines protocols, internetworking, routing/congestion, network topologies and performance analysis as related to technologies such as wireless networking and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
  • LAN, VLAN, and WAN Network Design
    Learn about the underlying technology of local area networks (LANs), virtual local area networks (VLANs), wide area networks (WANs) and the Internet.
  • Identify and mitigate network risk
    "Explore the fundamentals needed to analyze internal and external security threats and implement security mechanisms. Learn to evaluate network and internet security issues to provide security solutions, design information systems security policy, troubleshoot networks, and implement digital signatures."
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Data Analysis
    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis and decision-making in business.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Wireless Routers and Clients
    Establish and administer a network by installing, configuring, securing, testing and troubleshooting clients and selected hardware such as network servers and routers.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply and utilize appropriate digital technologies for data and information acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, interpretation and communication.

Every Course Counts

If you choose to continue your education, your credits can apply to your bachelor's degree, saving you time and money.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Network Systems Administration Specialization may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Computer Systems Analyst

  • Information Technology Specialist

  • Local Area Network Administrator

  • Network Technical Analyst

Program-Specific Courses

CEIS299 Careers and Technology

Specialized Courses

NETW250 Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab
NETW260 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
NETW270 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
SEC290 Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security

Tech Core Courses

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW190 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking I
NETW200 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking II
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

ESSENTIALS COURSES

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD205 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Build Skills With Stackable Degrees.

Earn a Credential at Every Step.

You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume.  At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. 

  • Start with a shorter credential that takes less time so it’s more affordable
  • Flexible online and on-site classes build your professional skills right away
  • Every course counts toward the next degree level2

How Do Credentials Stack?

Here's an example: When you earn an Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking with a specialization in Network Systems Administration, every course you completed in the program applies to your Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology. Build your confidence – and your resume – when you start your journey at DeVry.

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1As 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.
2The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements. For the AITN program, in the Automation and Electronic Systems specialization every course counts towards the Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering Technology and Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology-Electronics, in the Network Systems Administration specialization every course counts towards the Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, in the Information Systems and Programming specialization every course counts towards the Bachelor’s in Software Development and the Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
**The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

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.