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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  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
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Saint Leo University

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Penn Foster High School

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