Network and Security Administration (BS)

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Keep the world secure

With constant software updates and advancements in technology, it’s crucial for businesses to keep networks up and running, while maintaining security. With this program, you’ll learn the basics; networking, scripting, red-teaming/penetration testing, operating systems, and system administrations.

If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on an Academic Server room, now’s your chance! Dive into our classes and experience our virtual and physical labs. We strongly encourage you to get lost in the information.  These labs ensure you’ll work in a safe environment while you work with enterprise-level hardware like routers, firewalls, VoIP phones, and switches. You’ll also get behind the mind of a hacker and practice defensive hacking and network forensics – safely.

Immerse yourself in DSU

At DSU, you can partake in many different clubs and organizations. We want you to be involved in clubs like CybHER, the Defensive Security club, or Gaming club to peak your computing interests and boost your resume. We also compete in network defense competitions, (like the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition), Esports, and take part in campus-wide research opportunities.

With this program, you may be eligible for our Fast Track program. Please contact The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences for more information.

Grow your connections.  Grow your knowledge.

While growing your knowledge, your also grow connections with faculty and other professionals. Get your laptop ready because these individuals have a lot of experience and are eager to fill your brain with all they’ve learned.

You’ll learn how to implement network confidentiality integrity/availability, engage in web applications (with vulnerabilities) and patch them. You’ll also apply penetration testing procedures and configure firewall and IDS for secure network systems. All these are highly valued skills when entering the workforce. Major businesses like the NSA, Department of Homeland Security, Google, and more hire graduates of this degree.

Career Possibilities

  • Network Security Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Vulnerability Assessor
  • Information Systems Manager

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