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In today’s competitive environment, countless organizations rely on Microsoft networking technology to keep their systems stable and secure. You can develop the expertise to be a key player in this vital area. The online bachelor's in IT degree with a minor in Microsoft network technology positions you to design and troubleshoot Microsoft solutions in a variety of professional environments, from small businesses to large corporations. You can acquire a deeper knowledge of the most important networking tools and techniques, from Active Directory to cloud computing, and apply your networking skills to help businesses reach their goals.
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In this course, learners investigate administration concepts related to enterprise networks using network tools for deploying servers and configuring network application services within an enterprise network. Learners build on previously analyzed material by applying concepts such as IP addressing, name resolution, remote access, remote desktop services, active directory, authentication, and data security to enterprise networks. Learners gain an understanding of advanced network administration strategies for enterprise networks. Prerequisite(s): IT4545.
|3 quarter credits|
Cloud Concepts, Architecture and Management
Learners gain an understanding of foundational cloud concepts including on demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, elasticity, measured service. Learners develop hands-on proficiency with an industry-standard cloud platform (Microsoft Azure). Learners also analyze the benefits and economic advantages of cloud computing, as well as strategies for transitioning from on-premise infrastructure to cloud infrastructure. Learners design security measures in accordance with regulatory compliance requirements (HIPAA, GDPR, PCIDSS, etc.). Prerequisite(s): IT2280, IT3358.
|6 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|
Cloud Computing Fundamentals
Learners in this course develop the skills to analyze, plan, design and implement fundamental cloud solutions. Learners acquire and apply knowledge of implementation strategies specific to cloud network, compute, and storage. Learners also implement security, monitoring, and logging solutions, along with special cloud workloads such as AI and machine learning. Concepts of cloud migration planning and cloud cost optimization are also discussed. Prerequisite(s): IT2280.
|6 quarter credits|
Network Technology and Architecture
Learners gain an understanding of the key concepts underlying Local Area Network (LAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), and Wide Area Network (WAN). Learners examine the layered architecture of the network protocol stack, including the OSI and the TCP/IP models, and apply the principles of designing networks and implementing network protocols. Learners also apply topics of network topologies, cloud computing, networking devices, cabling, and basic network security.
|6 quarter credits|
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This program is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to administer Microsoft networks. The curriculum is focused on developing your ability to plan, design, configure and troubleshoot Microsoft networks in real-world environments, from local networks for small businesses to integrated networks for large organizations. Areas of focus include cloud computing, security, wireless networks, virtualizations, Active Directory and RFID architecture. This program can also position you to pursue related 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.
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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: Microsoft 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: Microsoft.
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