Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Network Management

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, an independent provider of IT certifications in the world.

Coursework is designed to help you prepare with the knowledge and skills necessary to sit for the Network+ certification exam.1

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  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses - Core
    CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4
     
    CS251 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
    or
    CS250 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
     
    CS362 Structured Query Language for Data Management 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4
    IT106 Introduction to Programming Logic 4
     
    IT140 Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments 4
    or
    IT Elective
     
    IT190 Introduction to IT 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4
    IT401 Information Technology Architectures 4
    IT425 Systems Analysis, Design and Integration 4
    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6
    Total Credit Hours: 54
    Courses - General Education
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    ELEELEHUMN Humanities Elective 4.5
    ELEELESCI Science Elective 4.5
    ELEELESCI1 Science Elective 1 4.5
    ELEELESCILAB Science Lab Elective 1.5
    ELEELESCILAB1 Science Lab Elective 1 1.5
    ELEELESOC Social Science Elective 4.5
    ELEELEUS US History/US Government Elective 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    MATH109 Introduction to Algebra 4.5
    MATH112 Analytic College Algebra 4.5
    MATH225 Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
     
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    or
     
    HUMELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Specialization
    CS345 UNIX Systems Programming 4
    CS352 Advanced Database Systems 4
    CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4
    DMKT305 Internet Data Analysis for Business 4
    IT175 Introduction to Cloud Computing 4
    IT225 IT Support Systems 4
    IT304 Computer Networks and Communications 4
    IT326 Network Infrastructure Administration 4
    IT327 Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Network Infrastructure 4
    IT329 Network Infrastructure Design 4
    IT458 Disaster Recovery 4
    IT487 IT Capstone I 4
    IT488 IT Capstone II 4
     
    MPM344 Project Risk Management 4
    or
    IT Elective (4) 4
     
    MPM357 Project Performance and Quality Assurance 4
    or
    IT Elective
    ELE BSIT Elective 4
    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, DMKT305:
    MPM332 Organizational Leadership 4
    MPM346 Contracts and Procurement 4
    MPM434 Project Scheduling and Cost 6
    MPM468 HR Project Management 6

    Total Credit Hours: 184

  • Tuition

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    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

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Design, create, evaluate, and evolve enterprise architectures
      Solve complex problems through the ability to program in at least one high level programming language
    • Implement the goals, processes and techniques of software engineering through the development of a software application or using other software application supported by a project plan
    • Integrate applications, technology and devices to support Web development and augment solutions through the evaluation of emerging media and emerging technology
    • Apply project management concepts such as risk management, planning, scheduling, team building, leadership, project control, quality assurance, scope management, and change control
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