Network Systems Administration

Associate's Degree

Next program start date

August 10, 2022

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources

Earn your Network Systems Administration Associate’s degree and become part of an in-demand field. 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 online Network Systems Administration degree 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 online Associate’s degree is available with $149 self-directed assessments, which allow you to prove that you already have the knowledge for a particular course and don't need to take it.

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

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After this credential

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

Prepare for Network Systems Administration Industry Certifications

Our network administrator courses help you prepare for testing prior to sitting for industry certifications, such as the Cisco® CCNA, CompTIA® A+ (parts 1 and 2), CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ and Microsoft® Windows 10 MD-100 exams.28910

Advance Your Education

Rasmussen University’s ladder curriculum allows you to easily transfer your online Network Systems Administration Associate’s degree credits toward an online Pre-Bachelor’s Cyber Security Certificate. From there, you’ll be prepared for your Bachelor’s degree.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential by year 2030 for Network and Computer Systems Administrators is 5%.3 A Network Systems Administration degree from Rasmussen University 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, as well as 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.

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Configure your future with the technical skills and knowledge that are essential in today's digital economy.

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. Explores different projects that have complex systems and asks students to create analysis and design documents and diagrams.

25 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

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Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen University 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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Where Can I Find an Online Network Systems Administration Degree Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, 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. Click below to find an online Network Systems Administration degree program near you.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Rasmussen University will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three designated industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing grade score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen University will provide practice exams and materials when available.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed March 31, 2022] www.bls.gov/ooh/. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
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  8. Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.
  9. CompTIA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA Server+ are registered trademarks of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
  10. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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