An internetworking technology bachelor’s degree can help you develop the skills you need to build and maintain information systems. In this program, you’ll: ​​​​

  • Prepare to take your CompTIA Network+ and ISC2 certification exams
  • Explore and develop secure routing strategies based on the Cisco model
  • Use routing commands based on the CISCO IOS networking software
  • Configure basic Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for internal and external connections, including path selection process, default behavior of BGP, and multi-homing
  • Develop implementation solutions for remote enterprise environments
  • Explore security design considerations for distributed, mobile and branch office workforces
  • Learn about switches and campus design within Open Systems Interconnection layers
  • Configure and implement switches, routers, and VLANs in a Campus Network environment
  • Learn about and develop maintenance methods, processes, and procedures using networking tools, resources, and techniques
  • Summarize and develop troubleshooting processes for enterprise networks
  • Analyze, diagnose, monitor, and maintain internetworking devices using troubleshooting tools and applications


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  • CIS 411 - Advanced Routing

    Gain the knowledge to implement, monitor and maintain advanced network routing services. Topics include the planning, configuration and verification of the performance and implementation of LAN and WAN routing solutions.

  • CIS 413 - Internetworking Switching

    Obtain essential information to implement, monitor and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. Topics include the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice and video solutions into campus networks.

  • CIS 436 - Internetworking Troubleshooting

    Get the skills to monitor, maintain and troubleshoot complex enterprise routed and switched IP networks. Explore the planning and execution of network maintenance and support solutions using technology­ based processes and industry recognized approaches. 


  • CIS 111 - Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

    Get an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verify the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

  • CIS 175 - Introduction to Networking

    Discover the fundamentals of networking technology. Focus on networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/internetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.

  • CIS 210 - Systems Analysis and Development

    This course presents the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to effectively architect computer-based technologies. Topics include a fundamental review of project management and data design followed by the processes required to gather and articulate business requirements. Students will acquire skills to procure, evaluate, test and systematically build systems for integration into an organization.

  • CIS 273 - Web Design and Development

    This course presents students the design, implementation and testing of web-based applications including related software, databases, scripting techniques, interfaces and digital media. It also covers social, ethical and security issues arising from the web, e-commerce and social networking software applications.

  • CIS 312 - Computer Architecture

    Discover the concepts and essential skills necessary to administer operating systems, networks, software, file systems, file servers, web systems, database systems, system documentation, policies and procedures. Topics include the methods required to select, deploy, integrate and administer computing platforms or components that support an organizations information technology infrastructure. Explore the fundamentals of hardware and software, as well as how they integrate to form essential components of systems.

  • CIS 333 - Networking Security Fundamentals

    Study computer information system security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements, and goals. Explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

  • CIS 375 - Human Computer Interaction

    Explore user-centered methodologies in the development, evaluation and deployment of information technology applications and systems. Study evolving technologies and devices and learn to design interactive products that enhance the way people communicate, interact and work with computers. Topics include user and task analysis, human factors, ergonomics, accessibility standards and cognitive psychology.

  • MAT 200 - Precalculus

    Review algebraic techniques. Selected advanced topics include matrices and determinants as techniques for solving linear systems in three or more variables, elementary concepts of analytic geometry, and logarithms. Focus on business-related word problems.

  • CIS 498 - Information Technology Capstone

    Take a senior management approach to examine and solve real-world problems and projects. Apply project management techniques to create integrative information technology solutions that include databases, systems analysis, security, networking, computer infrastructure, human/computer interaction and web design.

  • CIS 255 - Operating Systems

    Students can take either CIS 329, CIS 337, OR CIS 255

    Covers the development and execution of structured shell programs including scripts, menus, I/O redirection, pipes, variables, and other UNIX and Windows commands. Operating systems administration techniques also are covered including electronic mail, editors, online help, and file and directory techniques.

  • CIS 337 - Internetworking Basics

    Students can take either CIS 329, CIS 337, OR CIS 255

    Get an introduction to LAN, WAN and WLAN concepts and connectivity in an internetworking environment. Use command-line interface commands to secure, configure and troubleshoot router and switch operating systems. Topics include an overview of networking devices that operate at the OSI or TCP/IP stack, IP addressing and subnetting, collision and broadcast domains.


In today’s digital business marketplace, companies and organizations depend on reliable network systems to communicate both internally and externally. Learn how to build and maintain information systems that businesses can count on when you earn a Strayer University internetworking technology bachelor’s degree.

Strayer’s online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology concentration in internetworking technology explores the importance of computer network project management, security protocols, and systems administration.

You will learn how to plan, configure, and manage LAN and WAN routing solutions, monitor switching in converged enterprise campus networks, and troubleshoot enterprise-

routed and switched IP networks. You’ll also gain the skills to effectively plan and execute network maintenance and support solutions.

Businesses, organizations, and institutions in all areas of work need competent networking experts to ensure operational success. Your role in facilitating data communication between network systems is the glue that holds your company together. Be ready to take on that responsibility with an internetworking technology bachelor’s degree from Strayer.



Each Bachelor of Science in Information Technology concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Bachelor of Science in Information Technology concentrations.

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