Secure and Protect Networks and Computer Systems

Earn Your Information Technology Management Degree—Network Security Specialization

Our Network Security specialization provides you with a solid knowledge of current and emerging technology trends in security, risk mitigation, disaster recovery and network administration. Today's information technology management professionals need the right combination of education, certification and experience. Our Diploma and Associate's degree graduates are qualified to successfully protect company data and other sensitive information.

With your Associate's degree, you can choose our Flex Choice format, which allows you to combine faculty-led and self-paced courses to save time and money. You can also continue your technology education to help advance your career with our Information Technology Management Bachelor's degree or Information Security Bachelor's degree.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Diploma 18 Months
Associate’s Degree 21 Months

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Gain In-Field Technology Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful technology career across a wide range of industries. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant technology skills employers seek, including:

  • Foundations in Technology

    Understand the basics of information technology, including systems analysis, network analysis, programming, information security and business applications.

  • Desktop and Mobile Security

    Learn to create secure communications across a wide range of applications, including multiple mobile operating systems.

  • Ethical Hacking

    Gain insight into the hacking mindset and how to apply ethical principles on a daily basis. Understand how hackers penetrate computer and mobile systems and how to properly secure each environment.

  • Industry Certifications

    Our curriculum is designed so you can earn certifications from industry leaders, including CompTIA®, Microsoft® and Cisco®. We will reimburse you for your practice exams and application fee.**

Now Aligned With Industry Leaders

CompTIA
CompTIA is the leading association representing the international technology community, developing specialized initiatives and programs dedicated to major areas within the IT industry, including convergence technology, e-commerce, IT training, software services, certification, public policy and workforce development. Its goal is to provide a unified voice, global advocacy and leadership, and to advance industry growth through standards, professional competence, education and business solutions.

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EMC Academic Alliance
The EMC Academic Alliance Program (EAA) provides universities worldwide with EMC's curricula to educate the next generation of IT professionals, and help meet the industry's growing demand for advanced technology skills. The EAA Program offers unique, “open” curriculum-based education on technology topics such as virtualization, cloud computing, big data analytics and information storage and management. The curriculum focuses on technology concepts and principles applicable to any vendor environment, enabling students to develop highly marketable knowledge and skills.

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Microsoft IT Academy
The Microsoft IT Academy program provides a complete IT education solution that helps differentiate students in today's competitive job market while broadening their employment opportunities. The program is designed to help drive employability, digital literacy, technical and STEM-focused training and certification, and 21st-century workforce development for students.

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Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Technology programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Best Buy Geek Squad
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • Target Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • IKEA
  • Regis Corporation
  • Robert Half Technology
  • State Farm
  • Tekstaffing
  • Verizon Wireless

Success Rate

90% of responding December 2012 to June 2013 graduates are working in their field of study or continuing their education.*

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

Average Starting Salary

for our Network Security Graduates:

  • Associate's Degree $37,213

Program Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Technology vary depending on the program. We do not require applicants to submit standardized test scores and your GPA does not affect acceptance. However, every applicant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Technology Professional

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for technology professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Computer User Support Specialist$29,260$37,720$49,17020%

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm, census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh/

Earning a technology degree can be a valuable investment in your future. See how:

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How Much Will it Cost?

At Rasmussen College, we’re committed to helping make higher education more affordable for you. That’s why we offer straightforward tuition costs locked in place until you graduate, so you know your tuition will not increase through graduation if you are continuously enrolled.*

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Affordable Options to Help You Save Money

Through our comprehensive SUPPORT+ student services, our student financial services advisors help you receive affordable tuition as you earn your degree. Browse our options to see how you can save:

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Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
CompTIA is a registered trademark of CompTIA Properties, LLC
Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.
**Rasmussen College will cover the application fee for each qualified student's first exam attempt. Should a student need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, the student will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.