Hone Your Network Administration Skills and Enhance Your Career Prospects
The network administration bachelor’s degree program is intended for students seeking to gain training in the major areas of network operations and administration, which include user support and troubleshooting, infrastructure configuration and maintenance, and network operations management.
Many businesses rely on network administrators to ensure security of information, maintain computer networks and help troubleshoot problems that arise with computer systems. In this critical role you have direct impact on every department and every employee because the network infrastructure touches all aspects of the business. The network administration bachelor’s degree program at American National University can help you prepare to take on these challenges and compete for mid-level positions such as network engineers, network administrator managers or network analysts in the enterprise.
Through course work study, real-world learning scenarios and valuable exposure to industry-standard tools, you’ll learn to design and administer networks focused on Microsoft® Windows Server. The curriculum includes planning, designing, configuring and troubleshooting Microsoft® environments ranging from small, local networks to wide area integrated networks. Specific topics include virtualization and cloud computing technologies, unified communications and collaboration services, Linux and web server administration, and security and wireless networks architectures. Because our courses are modeled on professional certification standards, you can gain the educational background to help you prepare for recognized industry certification examinations while earning your degree.
The program combines technical skills and knowledge with a focus on professional skills in areas including leadership and communications. In this curriculum you will learn how to:
Apply best practices in network operations and administration.
Configure network components for operations.
Program for database connectivity.
Troubleshoot and remedy network problems.
Design and implement a WAN and LAN.
Describe, implement and troubleshoot network-based communications and collaboration services.
Students may also enter into the progressive education path at different points; meaning a student may have earned a an associate’s degree at another institution and may transfer to ANU to continue in a growing number of fields at the bachelor’s and graduate levels – in high-demand areas such as network administration, cybersecurity and information technology.
American National University’s network administration bachelor’s degree program was recently named by Online Bachelor Degrees to their list of ten best online computer systems and network administration degree programs.
At American National University, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to further their education and to achieve their career goals. We offer busy students in bachelor and MBA programs the option of taking classes through our convenient online learning platform. As an online American National University student, you’ll receive the same career-focused education with personal attention from our faculty and staff that students receive in our classrooms… such as academic advising, mentoring, and career services. The only difference is you can choose when to study so that it works with your schedule, leaving you more flexibility to balance life’s priorities.