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Bachelor of Network Administration and Security (BS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Network Administration and Security (BS) program helps students build credentials in the field of computer security and to obtain knowledge essential to the field. The emphasis will be on analyzing security policies and evaluating risk assessment techniques. The Bachelor of Network Administration and Security (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Network Administration and Security (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Network Administration and Security:

    Linux Operating System
    Linux Administration and Web Services
    Information Security
    Information Management and Countermeasures
    Database Systems
    Computer Forensics and Investigations
    Administering SQL Database
    Network Security Administration
    Cisco Routers
    Visual Basic
    Digital Communications
    Management Styles
    Solving Electronics Problems
    Ethics of Engineering Practice

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Network Administration and Security:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Microbiology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Network Administration and Security

Job Description Bachelors in Network Administration and Security

Network administrators set up and maintain computer networks. Network administrators may design company-specific intranets or they may work on developing an external network. Once a network design has been established, the network administrator sets up the network hardware and software and configures network settings, including crucial security settings. Supervising and maintaining a network is also part of a network administrator's job.

Skills for Success

  • A network administrator should have a strong background in math, sciences, and computer science, as well as experience working with computers. Although a college degree in computer science, systems science, math, or engineering is not required to become a network administrator, advancement is difficult without one. Administrators should be familiar with a variety of network operating systems, including Microsoft, Novell, and Unix. Because computer technology changes rapidly, administrators must constantly upgrade their knowledge base.

Employment Opportunities for Network Administration and Security

  • Network Engineer
  • IT Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • PC Technician
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Mid-Level Network Administrator
  • Information Assurance/Computer Network Defense Watch
  • Security Applications- System Administrator

Professional Associations

  • The Network Professional Association (NPA)
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

Resources and Tools

  • BNET - Network Administration

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