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. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Networking
      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • 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 Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Information Systems
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
      • BS - Computer Science
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
      • MPA - Computer and Information Security
      • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
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    5. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Information Systems
    Master's
      • MS: Criminal Justice: Cybercrime Investigation
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    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
      • BS in IT - Supply Chain Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Trident University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
      • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
      • MS in Information Technology
      • MS in Information Technology/Database Administration
      • Master's in Business Administration/Information Technology Management
      • Master's in Business Administration/Project Management in Information Technology
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    9. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Herzing University

    Program Options

    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

Featured Schools

Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
  • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

What is your highest level of education completed?

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 Information Technology

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Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
  • BS - Computer Science

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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
  • MPA - Computer and Information Security

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Liberty University

  • DBA: Information Systems
  • MS: Criminal Justice: Cybercrime Investigation

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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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Trident University

  • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
  • Information Technology Management (BSITM)

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Florida Tech

  • MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • MS in Information Technology
  • MS in Information Technology/Database Administration

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