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Network Management
Program Length: Our Network Management program is designed to be completed by full-time students in 16 months
Program Options: 16-month Associate Degree
Program Highlights

In our technology focused world, networks play a crucial role. Networks help businesses share and store data, or information. As a student in International Business College's network management program, you'll learn the tools and techniques required to design, implement, administer, secure, and manage business networks. Specialized training in networking products, such as MS Windows, Linux and SQL Servers is provided in computer labs designed specifically for hands-on learning.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor , for the entire US, “growth in computer network, systems, and database administrators will be rapid in the computer systems design, data processing and hosting, software publishing, and technical consulting industries, as these types of establishments utilize or provide an increasing array of IT services. Growth will also be rapid in healthcare, as these organizations look to increase their efficiency and improve patient care through the use of information systems and other technology.”

International Business College graduates work in:
•    IT departments
•    Technology companies
•    Support services

At International Business College, you’ll:
•    Learn key database, server and network concepts
•    Learn essential skills to apply as you advance in your career
•    Be qualified for entry level network management positions upon graduation
•    Have access to International Business College's placement department to help get you the job

Click the button below to learn more about our on-time graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.


  

 
 
 
Concentration Courses
COMPUTER CONCEPTS
This course is designed to provide the students with a conceptual understanding of computer hardware and operating system software. The range of computer types from mainframes to micros (PCs) is covered with an emphasis on explaining the types of applications and job skills that are common to all computer career environments as well as those that are unique to each type of system. Students also develop Internet search strategies and examine Internet ethics and responsibilities.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS-UNIX
This course teaches the students how to become a UNIX systems administrator. The students learn system administration functions that allow them to add new users and establish system-level defaults and user privileges. Students also learn how to log in as a regular user and use the standard set of commands. Additionally, the students learn to use X-Windows.
DATABASE CONCEPTS
This course introduces the students to relational databases. The important design concepts and the common standards to which all database packages adhere are discussed. Students also learn to query for information and generate reports using a popular database package.
DATABASE APPLICATIONS
In this course students learn advanced theories of database design. Students design, critique, optimize, and implement database solutions to business applications.
MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS
This course focuses on legacy and popular Microsoft operating systems. Students learn the components of an operating system and learn to interact with a PC using a variety of Microsoft products. Additionally, students learn to customize and manage an operating system as well as solve software-level difficulties.
ADVANCED OPERATING SYSTEMS
This course is a continuation of the study of popular Microsoft operating systems with further development of skills in installation, configuration, and troubleshooting techniques.
IT CUSTOMER SUPPORT
This course develops student knowledge of the service concepts, skill sets, and abilities necessary for employment in the user-support industry.
WEB DEVELOPMENT
In this course students learn to use HTML and JavaScript to develop well-designed Web pages. Students learn to apply appropriate techniques and to include forms, frames, images, and tables.
NETWORKS
This course introduces the students to the Novell, Windows NT, and UNIX TCP/IP networks and explores the interoperability of these networks. Students learn networking fundamentals, the components of a LAN network, and the major features and functions of the network software. Students walk through the steps for installing the network software on a server and organizing the server. Additional topics include network topologies, protocols, and the layers of the OSI Model.
WEB AUTHORING TOOLS
In this course students learn how to automate the developmental process of their Web pages using Web authoring tools. Emphasis is placed on proper design elements and enhanced through the use of practical exercises.
VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING
This course introduces the students to the Microsoft Visual Basic package. The first half of the course teaches programming rules and syntax, and the second half is dedicated to computer assignments where the students enter, debug, test, and document their programs.
NETWORK ADMINISTRATION
This course teaches the students to administer the network. Students learn to add users and set user privileges, set up device and file shares, and set up and administer print shares.
LINUX ADMINISTRATION
In this course students learn how to implement, administer, support, and troubleshoot Linux servers. Topics include maintaining user accounts, Internet services, and system hardware.
IMPLEMENTING MICROSOFT CLIENTS AND SERVERS
In this course students learn to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft operating systems. Topics include installing, configuring, monitoring, and securing resources.
MICROSOFT INTEGRATION
In this course students learn to work efficiently with multiple applications using the automation and integration capabilities of Microsoft Office. PowerPoint, advanced features of Word, and the Microsoft mini-applications are also covered.
ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS
This course is an introduction to electronic spreadsheet applications. Through the use of predesigned spreadsheets, students apply the basic functions and concepts of entering, editing, saving, retrieving, and printing. Additionally, students begin to design and structure their own spreadsheets.

 

For the entire US, employment of network systems and data communications analysts is projected to increase by 53 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average and places it among the fastest growing of all occupations. This occupational category includes network architects and engineers, as well as Web administrators and developers. Demand for network architects and engineers will increase as organizations continue to upgrade their IT capacity and incorporate the newest technologies. The growing reliance on wireless networks will result in a need for many more of these workers. Workers with knowledge of information security also will be in demand, as computer networks transmit an increasing amount of sensitive data.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

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