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Distance Learning & Online Network Security Degree Programs

A highly specialized degree, a course of study in network security allows students to develop both the theoretical knowledge and practical applications to be able to assure secure sharing or information as well as to design and develop security protocols and systems or troubleshoot and correct existing systems. Students may enter this field at an associate or bachelor level, or them may complete a master level in the field if they have a previous bachelor or higher level degree in a related networking, computer of information technology degree. Students often choose to complete this program online so they can continue to work within their chosen field and be prepared for advancement and management opportunities.

Graduates of a basic level, associate or bachelor, in network security can still obtain management positions by working within the field and gaining practical experience after completing their degree. Master level students may be eligible for upper or mid level management positions and in some companies a bachelor level student may be qualified for entry level management positions. Other possible job opportunities include consultants and networking administrators, private networking security companies, software companies research and development or sales and marketing areas or as department heads within information technology areas.

Classes within the programs will include hardware and software troubleshooting, networking and networking issues, risk management and risk assessment for network security, disaster recovery programs and procedures, system assessments and system self-assessment programs. In addition specific classes in databases and database management, regulations in regards to information sharing over networks and industry protocols will all be covered in all levels of degrees. Students will be encouraged to learn an organized and functional approach to problem solving as well as effective communication skills to work with others.

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Diploma in Network Security from

The diploma program in network security from Strayer University provides students with the necessary theory and skills to keep network information systems secure and safe from programmers or others that break into computer systems in order to destroy,… Additional Information »

Masters Programs

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Master of Cybersecurity from Virginia College Online

Students master the strategies and principles surrounding computer security including cyberterrorism, forensics, viruses and cyber-law. Students also gain real-life experience by working on lab projects and tackling problems with firewalls, network administration… Additional Information »

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