Program Description The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Engineering – Networking and Security will prepare graduates to meet the complex multi-faceted challenges of today’s network and security field with confidence. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will able to install, maintain, and secure computer networking systems. A strong emphasis is placed on security as it applies to both network infrastructure and business continuity through disaster recovery. Graduates will also gain a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills including operating system fundamentals, technical knowledge of systems architecture, telecommunication fundamentals, and managing the systems development life cycle to assist the graduate in designing, managing, and implementing holistic information system solutions to meet today’s electronic business needs. Upon completion of the degree students are prepared to sit for industry standards certifications in A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, where otherwise qualified. ABTU cannot guarantee successful completion of industry certifications. Some exams may require background checks, field experience and/or on the job training to be eligible to take or successfully pass the exams. Program Outcomes Upon completion of this program, the graduate should be able to:
- Use a business case to recommend major changes in an information system and apply the SDLC framework to facilitate those changes.
- Summarize the business needs and strategies for implementing electronic commerce, describe e-commerce software, and understand issues unique to e-commerce security.
- Design, engineer, implement, harden, maintain, and defend small to medium sized LAN, WLAN, MAN, and WAN networks.
- Summarize technical knowledge of computing components such as processors, memory, devices and operating systems in order to troubleshoot computing issues and build efficient computing solutions. (CompTIA A+)
- Determine networking technologies for local area networks, wide area networks, wireless networks, network design concepts, with emphasis on OSI model, security, and networking protocols. (CompTIA Network+)
- Apply knowledge of the operating system and how to configure and manage processes, user interfaces, device files, print facilities, file systems, task automation, the boot-up/shutdown sequence, disk storage, network connectivity, system security, users, and groups. (CompTIA Security+)
- Set up business continuity and disaster recovery plans using conventional and virtual technologies.
- Explain the fundamentals of telecommunications from basic voice communication to GSM and VoIP.
Potential Employment Upon successfully completing this program, graduates should be able to perform tasks of an entry to mid-level Network Administrator, Computer Network Architect, Computer Network Support Specialist, Network and Computer Systems Administrator, Information Security Analyst, or Information Technology Project Manager.
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Last updated November 29, 2017