Program Length

30 weeks / 540 clock hours


These certifications can be earned based on student performance.

  • CompTIA Security+
  • CCNA
  • MCSA Server


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Network Systems Administrator Program

The Network Systems Administrator Program is the foundation for a series of higher certifications at the expert and master level, and focuses on the ability to design and build technology solutions. Learned primary skills include the ability to install, configure and troubleshoot a network. This series of networking courses is designed to provide the skills and certifications necessary for IT pros to effectively meet current network challenges, and emerging technology, head-on.

Network Systems Administrator Program Details

Computer Network and Security

This course expands existing user-level knowledge and experience with PC software and hardware, and introduces fundamental skills and concepts. Network fundamentals are also introduced with extensive coverage of network models, media and IP Addressing. Finally, foundational skills in Security are covered by introducing students to different security threats, cryptography fundamentals, security policies and risk management.

This course prepares you for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA Security+

Cisco Routing and Switching

Useful for almost any network, and critical if IT experts are currently employed by Cisco-focused tech shops, this course introduces students to the basics of Cisco network administration. Through accredited network administrator courses online, learn how to install, operate, configure and verify IP networks, as well as identify basic security threats. Students will also explore different network topologies, and troubleshoot common networking issues.

This course prepares you for the following certifications:

  • CCNA

Microsoft Server Fundamentals

This computer network online course is the perfect technical introduction to Windows 10. Discover new capabilities, and find out how to manage devices, storage, apps and data security. This course provides the information necessary to properly administer and support Windows 10.

Microsoft Server Administration

Get introduced to the full feature set and technical capabilities of Windows Server 2016. Students will learn Active Directory Services, Group Policy and Hyper-V, as well as more advanced features such as Network Load Balancing and Certificate Services – all the information a student needs to properly administer a Windows Server 2016 environment.

This course prepares you for the following certifications:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016


Career Opportunities

After successfully completing one of our programs, you may qualify for the following career opportunities.

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Specialist
  • Systems Administrator

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Network and Computer Systems Administrators is projected to grow 8 percent through to 2024.

Common Job Responsibilities

What can you expect as a network systems expert? It’s your job to maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software and all configurations. You’re also tasked to diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary. Finally, it falls under your mandate to plan, coordinate and implement network security measures to protect data, software and hardware, and develop forward-thinking network defense strategies to security critical services.

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