Networking: Career Diploma Description

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Earning a Networking Diploma will provide graduates with the entry-level skills needed to service, install, and maintain basic computer systems and networks. Students will learn the basics of network systems and structures, website creation and management, and other network systems, preparing students for CompTIA A+ or Microsoft MCP certifications. Recipients of a Networking Diploma at the entry-level can hold such positions as network administrators, field technicians, network analysts, or independent consultants. Read on to find out more.
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Why Earn a Diploma in Networking?

Nearly everyone, whether for personal or business use, relies on computers. With that, comes the need for networking specialists and technicians to serve as support personnel for the many applications, servers, and networks used by business, school, nonprofit, and personal computers. A Networking Diploma gives graduates the opportunity to learn the skills needed to do just those things and the ability to further their career, thus increasing their marketability, by completing additional coursework and certifications.

Career Possibilities

Networking Job Outlook and Demand

With most organizations and industries relying on computer and networking technology, the career outlook for those obtaining a Networking Diploma looks favorable and will more than likely increase as technology evolves.

Networking Salary Information

In a posting by Salary.com in February 2007, networking technicians at the entry-level earned an average between $39,594 and $52,338 a year in the United States.

Degree Specifics

Networking Coursework

Students of a Networking Diploma program will graduate with sufficient hands-on training and experience to manage and install a variety of network systems. Courses in a Networking Diploma program may include some or all of the following:

  • Installation and Configuration of Network Systems
  • Database Management
  • Management of Network Systems
  • Network Fundamentals: Cisco
  • Network Security
  • Website Creation and Management
  • Wireless Networking

Networking Related Skills Learned

Upon graduating from a Networking Diploma program, students will have the necessary skills to obtain entry-level positions. These skills will include the ability to:

  • Manage and create websites
  • Provide service and maintenance for basic computer systems and networks
  • Assist in network security issues, troubleshooting, and installation

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    1. Purdue University Global

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    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
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    2. Georgetown University

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    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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    3. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
    Certificate
      • Networking Systems Certificate
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    5. 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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    6. New England College

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    Bachelor's
      • BA in Criminal Justice/Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
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    7. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
      • MS: Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Information Systems
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
      • BS: Cybersecurity
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
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    8. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)
  • Online Programs Available
    9. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of IT: Project Management
      • Master of Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: IT - Network Admin
      • Bachelor of Technology: Information Assurance and Security
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
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    10. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    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
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Computer Programming

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Colorado Christian University

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