Network Management and Security, bachelor of science
Build expertise to install, administer, upgrade and troubleshoot computer networks
Succeed on the front lines of an organization by managing the daily operations of its networking technology. This degree gives you the hands on experience needed to build an impressive command of technology. With a BS in Network Management and Security, build the expertise required to install, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot computer networks. In addition to critical technical skills, your coursework provides you with the teambuilding, project management and leadership skills necessary to succeed at the front lines, whether it be managing the daily operations of an organization’s networking technology or mentoring a staff of network technicians.
Davenport is a registered Cisco Networking Academy with a curriculum that aligns with employer’s technology and required skills. You will build expertise to install, administer, upgrade and troubleshoot computer networks. In addition, you will learn teambuilding, project management and leadership skills necessary to succeed. Learn in well-equipped networking labs with the most up to date equipment Davenport is also a member of the ASC Alliance. This means we train Cisco instructors at other institutions.
We are so confident in our Network Management and Security program that we offer an employment guarantee. Students who meet Davenport's requirements will be eligible for additional education benefits if they are unable to obtain employment within six months of graduation. To highlight our succesful program further, Davenport’s students have taken 1st place at the National level in the Business Professionals of America competition for Networking Technologies since 2013. For additional information please see our Employment Guarantee web page.
Davenport offers course credit for specific certifications. In addition, certification exams are highly recommended after completing certificate related courses. See our certification page for additional information.
The BS in Network Management & Security is available in seat to provide you with the hands-on experience required to prepare you for professional opportunities in this field.
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Advance Cisco Networking:
You will be introduced to the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. Topics will include advanced switching, secure WANs, advanced routing and optimization. Courses prepare you for various Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification exams.
Develop your skills in securing infrastructure, vulnerability assessment, information security and disaster recovery. Topics include risk analysis, architecture components of an incident response plan, legal and public relations implications of security and privacy issues, and the framework of a disaster recovery plan.
Covers planning, deploying, and maintaining server, desktop, and application virtualization. Topics cover the installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of a Microsoft SQL Server database management system. In addition, you will create and maintain users and groups, set up web, mail, and FTP services, and perform other UNIX/Linux server administration tasks.
Add to your specialty to enhance your degree. Courses include Calculus I and II, and topics also cover differential equations and numerical methods, with an emphasis on applied modeling applications, including a modeling project which may use iterative methods.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE • 120 CREDITS MINIMUM • NETW MSEC BS
The Network Management and Security program will prepare the graduate with the technical knowledge and skills that are required to design, install, administer, maintain, and secure network systems and computers. Students will learn to evaluate user needs, purchase and install hardware and software, design and administer networks, and implement security best practices. Hands-on coursework will provide more advanced networking and security skills in a variety of hardware and software environments. The courses in this program will cover topics directly related to the objectives of certification exams from Microsoft, Cisco, EC Council and CompTIA.
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2016-2017 Recommended Program Sequence for Network Management and Security, BS:
Specialty: Advanced Cisco Networking and printable pdf download
Specialty: Network Security and printable pdf download
Specialty: Server Administration and printable pdf download
|Foundations of Excellence||30-31 cr.|
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3 cr.|
|COMM120||Presentation Techniques||3 cr.|
|ENGL110||Advanced Composition||3 cr.|
|ENGL311||Professional Writing||3 cr.|
|MATH135/150/215||College Algebra or Pre-Calculus or Calculus I||3-4 cr.|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3 cr.|
|SOSC301||Globalization and World Diversity||3 cr.|
|STAT220||Introduction to Statistics||3 cr.|
|SCI||Science Elective||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Business||9-10 cr.|
|ACCT200 or ACCT201||Accounting Basics for Managers or Accounting Foundations I||3-4 cr.|
|BUSN210||Professional Ethics||3 cr.|
|MGMT211||Management Foundations||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Networking||18 cr.|
|BITS211||Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet||3 cr.|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Management||3 cr.|
|NETW101||PC Operating Systems||3 cr.|
|NETW141||MS Client and Server OS||3 cr.|
|NETW201||PC Maintenance and Management||3 cr.|
|NETW217||UNIX Operating System||3 cr.|
|IAAS224||Implementing Network Security||3 cr.|
|NETW151||Cisco Networking Fundamentals||3 cr.|
|NETW152||Cisco Routing and Switching||3 cr.|
|NETW241||MS Implement Network Infrastructure||3 cr.|
|NETW251||Cisco Scaling Networks||3 cr.|
|NETW252||Cisco Connecting Networks||3 cr.|
|NETW325||Wireless Networking and Security||3 cr.|
|NETW326||IP Telephony||3 cr.|
|NETW440||Network Design and Management||3 cr.|
|NETW490* or TECH489*||Networking Internship or Field Experience in Technology||3 cr.|
|TECH497||College of Technology Capstone||3 cr.|
|Choose one of the following specialty areas:||(15-16) cr.|
|Advanced Cisco Networking Specialty [ACNS]||(16) cr.|
|NETW311||Cisco Networking Advanced Routing||4 cr.|
|NETW312||Cisco Networking Secure WANs||4 cr.|
|NETW411||Cisco Networking Advanced Switching||4 cr.|
|NETW412||Cisco Networking Optimize WANs||4 cr.|
|Network Security Specialty [NWSS]||(15) cr.|
|IAAS245||Disaster Recovery||3 cr.|
|IAAS321||Securing the Infrastructure||3 cr.|
|IAAS322||Network Defense/Countermeasure||3 cr.|
|IAAS481||Information Security and Assurance||3 cr.|
|IAAS482||Vulnerability Assessment||3 cr.|
|Server Administration Specialty [SADS]||(15) cr.|
|NETW235||UNIX/Linux Server Administration||3 cr.|
|NETW243||MS Administer SQL Server||3 cr.|
|NETW341||MS Plan and Implement Active Directory||3 cr.|
|NETW350||Configuring MS Exchange Server||3 cr.|
|Earn an additional Specialty - Mathematical Modeling Specialty [MMSP]||(12) cr.|
|MATH216||Calculus II||4 cr.|
|MATH350||Differential Equations with Modeling||4 cr.|
|MATH317||Calculus III||4 cr.|
|Open Electives - Apply MATH125 Intermediate Algebra (3 cr) here if required. Recommended Electives:||12-15 cr.|
|CISP253||Perl/Python Scripting||3 cr.|
|CISP313||Computer Selection and Training||3 cr.|
|IAAS490||Information Assurance and Security Internship||3 cr.|
|MATH140||Finite Mathematics||3 cr.|
|STAT322||Inferential Statistics||3 cr.|