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Computer Networks and Security, Bachelor

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  • 48 months
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University rank #67 (WUR) Online
In University of Maryland University College's award-winning Computer Networks and Security bachelor's degree program, you'll learn the operational procedures and technologies to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot corporate networks.
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Overview

Designed to combine the benefits of a traditional college education with hands-on training in state-of-the-art computer technology, the computer networks and security curriculum integrates technical skill with communication skills and superior general education knowledge. Learn more in the Computer Networks and Security programme at University of Maryland University College.

The programme

Whether you're new to the IT field or you're looking to move up to middle management, this major can help you prepare for a career as a network manager, systems administrator, or network security analyst. "The only security that we've actually achieved in cyber security is job security," Gerald N. "Chip" Willard, senior technical leader at the National Security Agency, explained at UMUC's 2015 Cyber Connections event.

UMUC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.1 Our cyber security students frequently take first place in cyber competitions, and our graduates are often recruited by top firms and agencies they've met through the program.

The bachelor's degree program in computer networks and cyber security begins with courses designed to build your foundational IT skills. You'll then focus on the network security side of IT, learning Microsoft and Cisco technologies, as well as other cyber security and digital forensics topics. Specifically, you'll write a proposal to design a network, including a plan to administer and maintain the network; learn how to install and configure advanced Windows server services; implement advanced server infrastructure; and troubleshoot IT problems.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Design, implement, and administer local-area and wide-area networks to satisfy organizational goals
  • Resolve IT system problems and meet the needs of end users by applying troubleshooting methodologies
  • Apply relevant policies and procedures to effectively secure and monitor IT systems
  • Effectively communicate IT knowledge using a wide range of presentation styles
  • Meet organizational goals using effective workforce skills, best practices, and ethical principles

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Troubleshooting
  • Fundamentals of Networking
  • Network Security
  • Interconnecting Cisco Devices
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server
  • Linux System Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    499 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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