Network and Internet Security Specialist: Diploma Summary

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As a student in a Network and Internet Security Specialist program, you will have the opportunity to learn basic concepts dealing with PC hardware, software, and networking as well as network and Internet securities, voice and data networks and basic programming functions. Network and Internet Security Specialists can look forward to lucrative careers in some of the following areas: network security and network design, sales, marketing, system administration, Internet security, and basic programming. Read on to find out more.
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Why Earn a Degree as a Network and Internet Security Specialist?

It has been said that network administrators and security specialists are some of the most in demand professionals in the IT industry. All types of organizations rely on successful computer network operations and depend on specialized network securities. A diploma in Network and Internet Security gives graduates the opportunity to become specialized in a field that is highly sought after.

Career Possibilities for Network and Internet Security Specialists

Occupational Outlook and Demand

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals in the Network and Internet Security field should see an increase in job availability that is a bit faster than average over the next seven years.

Salary Information

The IT field is so broad that even in the area of Network and Internet Security, salaries can range all over the board. In general, professionals in this field are paid average salaries that are much higher than salaries in other industries. For example, according to Salary.com, the average salary for a network security systems manager as of February 2007 was between $60,000 and $99,000. In the same regard, the average salary for a security specialist or security manager was between $85,000 and $112,000.

Degree Specifics for Network and Internet Security Specialists

Coursework Requirements

Some of the general coursework requirements that students in a Network and Internet Security program can expect to encounter include:

  • Introduction to LANs
  • Introduction to WANs
  • Network and Internet Security
  • Programming
  • Voice and Data Networks

Skills Your Will Learn

Customer service and communication skills are required even in the IT field. Being able to relay technical information to customers and employers in terms they can understand is key. Other basic skills Network and Internet Security Specialists will learn include:

  • Customer relations
  • Networking
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving

Popular Schools

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    1. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • MS in Cybersecurity Management
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BSIT - Information Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    Associate's
      • Associate: Information Technology
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
    Master's
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
      • MSTIM - Cybersecurity
      • MSTIM - Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
      • MBA - Management Information Systems
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
      • B.S. in Business Administration / Computer Information Systems
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
      • Master of IT: Project Management
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Technology: Information Assurance and Security
      • Bachelor of Information Technology - Digital Investigation
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • BS - Game Design (Campus)
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctorate - Computer Science: Information Assurance (Executive Format)
      • Doctor of Management - Technology Management (Executive Format)
      • Doctorate: Computer Science
    Master's
      • MS - Management - Information Systems Security
      • MS - Computer Science - Computer Systems Security
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Security Management
      • M.S. - Information Technology
      • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy
      • Master of Science in Homeland Security - Cybersecurity Policy
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security
      • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Information Assurance
      • Bachelor: Information Technology
      • BS - Management - Cybersecurity Management
      • BS - Computer Science - Cybersecurity Engineering
      • BS - Business Administration - IT
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    9. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Admin - Information Security Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
      • B.S.s - Management Information Systems
    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. The Art Institutes

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Visual & Game Programming (BS)
      • Visual & Game Programming (BA)

Featured Schools

Kaplan University

  • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
  • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
  • Associate: Information Technology

Which subject are you interested in?

Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
  • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
  • MBA - Computer and Information Security
  • MSTIM - Cybersecurity

What is your highest level of education?

Post University

  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
  • B.S. in Business Administration / Computer Information Systems
  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Education Level:

Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

What is your highest level of education completed?

American InterContinental University

  • Master of Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
  • Master of IT: Project Management
  • Bachelor of Technology: Information Assurance and Security
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - Digital Investigation

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Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • BS - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

What is your highest level of education?

Full Sail University

  • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
  • BS - Game Design (Campus)

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado Technical University

  • Doctorate - Computer Science: Information Assurance (Executive Format)
  • MS - Management - Information Systems Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security

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