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

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    1. Saint Leo University

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    Bachelor's
      • BS: Cybersecurity
      • BS: Computer Information Systems
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
    Associate's
      • AA: Cybersecurity
      • AA: Information Technology
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    2. Purdue University Global

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    Master's
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • 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
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
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    3. Grand Canyon University

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    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
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      • B.S. in Computer Programming
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    4. Regent University

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    Master's
      • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
      • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
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      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
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      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
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    5. Georgetown University

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    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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    6. Colorado State University Global

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    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
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    7. Colorado Christian University

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    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S.
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
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      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
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    8. Northcentral University

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    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
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      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
    Master's
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
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      • MSTIM - Information Systems
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    9. Herzing University

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    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA: Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Project/Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • Bachelor: Technology Management
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
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    10. 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

Featured Schools

Saint Leo University

  • BS: Cybersecurity
  • BS: Computer Information Systems
  • AA: Cybersecurity
  • AA: Information Technology

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Purdue University Global

  • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
  • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
  • B.S. in Cybersecurity

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Regent University

  • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
  • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Colorado State University Global

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

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Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, B.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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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

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