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Establish your expertise in Cisco networking systems and get ready to play a vital role in everyday business operations. The online bachelor’s in information technology degree with a minor in Cisco network technology can give you the skills to design and administer integrated networks across a wide range of professional environments. Immerse yourself in hands-on learning and acquire key knowledge of the systems and functions businesses rely on today, from wireless networks and RFID architecture to cloud computing and security. Learn how to apply your networking skills to support business goals and expand your professional horizons.
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Internetwork Analysis and Design
In this course, learners investigate the internetworking concepts for analyzing, planning, designing, and securing an enterprise network. In particular, learners apply a top-down approach to network design, modular hierarchies, enterprise network considerations, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, wireless network architectures, and internetworking security lifecycle. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4157.
|3 quarter credits|
Internetwork System Assurance and Security
This course introduces learners to information assurance and security for Cisco® IOS. Learners gain knowledge and skills needed to develop security infrastructures, recognize threats, identify vulnerabilities, and protect an organization from exposure to online dangers. Learners use Cisco hardware and software to incorporate security-conscious designs and test strategies for recognizing and mitigating threats, as well as identifying common layer 2 attacks. Learners also explore hardware filtering, site-to-site VPNs, and authentication and encryption techniques. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4157.
|3 quarter credits|
Learners evaluate fundamental wireless networking concepts and tools for planning, installing, configuring, optimizing, securing, and troubleshooting wireless local area networks (WLANs). Learners acquire and demonstrate knowledge of wireless-related technologies, standards, and topologies for network professionals who must design and implement secure wireless network infrastructures. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT2280 and IT3358.
|3 quarter credits|
Linux Operating Systems
Learners in this course demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the Linux operating system. Learners use command line tools and software packages, and practice hardware configuration, file management, process management, and file editing. In this course, learners apply knowledge of advanced topics specific to the Linux operating system. Learners administer the Linux system, script, and implement network configuration and security. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3280.
|6 quarter credits|
In this course, learners investigate the fundamentals of RFID technologies and assess the tools for planning, installing, configuring, optimizing, monitoring, and troubleshooting RFID within a network environment. Learners build and demonstrate knowledge of interrogation zones, tag classification, RF propagation, standards and regulations, and RF infrastructure design. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT2280 and IT3358.
|3 quarter credits|
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The Network Technology: Cisco minor is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to administer Cisco networks. The curriculum addresses planning, designing, configuring and troubleshooting Cisco networks in a variety of settings, from small local networks to enterprise-wide integrated networks. Areas of focus include cloud computing, security, wireless networks and RFID architectures. This program can also help you get ready to pursue associated network technology industry certifications.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
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The total cost of your degree will depend on academic performance, transfer credits, scholarships and other factors. See GuidedPath cost information below.
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$365 per 1000-2000 level credit $415 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, effective July 10, 2023, and is subject to change. Your price will vary depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. Books, supplies, and other fees are not included in this estimate. GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. New or recently revised program estimates are based on comparable programs.
Capella is committed to transparency in its tuition and pricing. In addition to tuition, you will be responsible for additional costs, which may include an application fee, travel expenses, and practicum costs. A resource kit fee of $50-$175, charged quarterly or per billing session, covers the cost of required books, software, and other course materials. Click here to review program-specific fee amounts in our University Catalog.
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*Additional fee of $50 assessed each quarter you request documented credit.
**Learners who submit IAC-IT documented credit for the CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH and SSCP can be awarded a maximum of 5 specialization courses through documented credit. They may be able to submit petitions for the remaining credits allowed for CPL in their curriculum.
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*The FlexPath format for the BS in Information Technology program specializations is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Applicants to the BS in Information Technology program with a minor in Network Technology, Cisco must provide the following information for admission:
SAT and ACT are not required for admission.
International student requirements
If you live outside the U.S. or aren’t a U.S. citizen, you may be considered an international student.
To meet the requirements for Capella admission, you must:
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Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a minor in Network Technology: Cisco.
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