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Next start date

January 02, 2019

Finish in as few as

 18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

The growing digital economy means more computer networks, which are critical parts of nearly every organization. Businesses and the technology they utilize continue to change, which is why our Network Systems Administration degree online program helps provide the technical knowledge that is currently in demand. You can graduate in as few as 18 months with the skills and network administrator training to start building a career in technology.1 This Associate’s degree is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.

When you’re ready to advance your education and expertise even further, you can transfer your Associate’s degree credits into our Cyber Security Bachelor's degree program.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. The application fee for each qualified student’s first exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Prepare for Industry Certifications

Our network administrator courses help you prepare for testing prior to sitting for industry certifications, such as the Cisco® CCENT, CompTIA® A+ (parts 1 and 2), CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ and Microsoft® MCSA Windows 10 exams.2

Advance Your Education

Rasmussen College’s ladder curriculum allows you to easily transfer your Network Systems Administration Associate’s degree credits toward a Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential by year 2026 for network and computer systems administrators is 6%.3 A Network Systems Administration degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Hardware and Software Installation

Install network hardware and software and make upgrades and repairs to an organization’s network and computer system.

Problem Solving

Interpret and troubleshoot issues when a user or automated monitoring system alerts of an issue.

Network Security

Gain insights and skills related to network security to be able to identify network risks and ensure systems continue to run smoothly.

Provide Quality Support

Train users in the proper use of hardware and software. Provide network maintenance and make sure employees' workstations work efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Linux Administration

    • CTS 2321
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Introduces the Linux operating system. Students learn to install, configure, maintain, administer and use programming features of the Linux operating system. Teaches how to download and install source applications from the internet, run Windows emulation and apply Linux at the enterprise network system.

    Windows Directory Services

    • CIS 2647C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Provides in-depth coverage of the skills necessary to install, configure and administer Network Directory services in a virtual environment. This course utilizes a combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, online assignments and hands-on labs.

    Systems Analysis and Design

    • CDA 2725C
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Covers analysis and design of information systems, including networks, server environments and business solutions. Exposes different projects that have complex systems and asks students to create analysis and design documents and diagrams.

25 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Technology vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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Class Locations

Where Will I Take These Classes?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.

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