A network technology degree gives you the skills to develop and manage networking infrastructures for organizations of all sizes. In the Strayer Networking Technology bachelor’s program, you’ll:

  • Prepare for your CompTia Network and ISC2 Certification exams
  • Prepare, maintain, and update a computer system for use as a server
  • Design a server farm
  • Learn about and configure secure network and computing applications
  • Develop a server migration plan to address and solve a proposed business problem
  • Plan server deployments
  • Design and plan for deployment of an Active Directory
  • Design and plan to implement storage and high availability solutions
  • Develop server and network security designs for a large enterprise
  • Create security plans for use in the Active Directory environment
  • Plan, deploy and configure application and file servers


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  • CIS 332 - Network Server Administration I

    Prepare to install, configure, secure and maintain the Windows server environment in a lab­based setting. Topics include configuring and managing DHCP and DNS; routing and remote access; and file and print services.

  • CIS 401 - Network Server Administration II

    Prepare to install, configure, secure and maintain the Windows server environment in a lab-­based setting. Topics include configuring and managing DHCP and DNS; routing and remote access; and file and print services.

  • CIS 409 - Directory Services Infrastructure

    Prepare to install, configure, secure and maintain services in the Windows Active Directory environment. Topics in this lab-­based class include group policies, directory configuration, security strategies and certificate services.


  • 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.


Interconnectivity is key in today’s business environment — across devices, states and nations. Businesses need team members that have the expertise to build networks that achieve functional requirements, while ensuring that the appropriate security measures to keep the wrong people out are in place.

Is that the direction you want to take your career? Strayer University has the program you need. Strayer’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology concentration in networking technology combines classroom and lab-based learning environments to give you the theoretical knowledge and the hands-on tactical knowledge needed to plan, install, configure, secure and maintain a server environment.

Interconnectivity in practice: your network technology bachelor’s degree will teach you how to apply a directory services infrastructure to the server environment you’ve just configured. Discover how to configure a business directory, establish group policies, security strategies and necessary certificates.

The best part is you can earn your network technology bachelor’s degree on your own flexible schedule while you work full-time.  When you’re ready to start your education, Strayer will be here for you.



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.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology


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