Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Network Management

PREP FOR NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION AT CTU

Successful organizations use technology to find solutions to all kinds of business challenges. The specialization in Network Management examines the identification and explanation of technical issues involved with network security and explores the fundamentals of wireless networking protocols, their security issues and threats. In addition to gaining practical experience of network management training, students working towards this information technology degree create a portfolio of projects they could use to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to prospective employers.

Obtaining your Network+ Certification can provide you with an internationally recognized credential that demonstrates your competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure. This CTU degree program offers a curriculum designed in accordance with standards set by CompTIA, the leading independent provider of IT certifications in the world.

Coursework is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Network+ certification exam, the 14th most requested certification for IT occupations in 2013.
 

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    184
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses - General Education
    COMS201Technical and Professional Writing4.5
    ELEELEHUMNHumanities Elective4.5
    ELEELESCIScience Elective4.5
    ELEELESCI1Science Elective 14.5
    ELEELESCILABScience Lab Elective1.5
    ELEELESCILAB1Science Lab Elective 11.5
    ELEELESOCSocial Science Elective4.5
    ELEELEUSUS History/US Government Elective4.5
    ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking4.5
    ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research4.5
    MATH109Introduction to Algebra4.5
    MATH112Analytic College Algebra4.5
    MATH225Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics4.5
    PHIL101Introduction to Ethics4.5
    SOCL102Introductory Sociology4.5
     
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    or
     
    HUMELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses - Core
    CS126Unix Fundamentals4
     
    CS251Fundamentals of Database Systems4
    or
    CS250Fundamentals of Database Systems4
     
    CS362Structured Query Language for Data Management4
    CSS150Introduction to Computer Security4
    EM200Introduction to Website Development4
    IT106Introduction to Programming Logic4
     
    IT140Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments4
    or
    IT Elective
     
    IT190Introduction to IT4
    IT204Fundamentals of Networking4
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    IT401Information Technology Architectures4
    IT425Systems Analysis, Design and Integration4
    MPM210Introduction to Project Management6
    Total Credit Hours:54
    Courses: Specialization
    CS345UNIX Systems Programming4
    CS352Advanced Database Systems4
    CSS200Principles of Network Security4
    EBUS310e-Business Data Analysis4
    IT175Introduction to Cloud Computing4
    IT225IT Support Systems4
    IT304Computer Networks and Communications4
    IT326Network Infrastructure Administration4
    IT327Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Network Infrastructure4
    IT329Network Infrastructure Design4
    IT458Disaster Recovery4
    IT487IT Capstone I4
    IT488IT Capstone II4
     
    MPM344Project Risk Management4
    or
    IT Elective (4)4
     
    MPM357Project Performance and Quality Assurance4
    or
    IT Elective
    Total Credit Hours:64
    Students choosing a Project Management focus will take the courses listed below in the Project Management track in place of BSITELE, IT225, IT487, IT488, EBUS310:
    MPM332Organizational Leadership4
    MPM346Contracts and Procurement4
    MPM434Project Scheduling and Cost6
    MPM468HR Project Management6

    Total Credit Hours: 184

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity-- starting with the right Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Network Management include:4

    • Systems Engineer
    • Software Developer
    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Applications Engineer
    • Application Developer
    • Network Security Engineer
    • Test Engineer

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3Degrees pursued online may be slightly different than those pursued on campus.

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