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Harness the power of enterprise networks within data centers and learn how to implement cloud computing infrastructure and architecture in a wide array of professional settings. Capella’s online MS in Information Technology, Enterprise Networks and Cloud Computing is focused on current and emerging trends in a fast-changing field. Your coursework can help you build foundational knowledge for planning, designing, implementing, and contributing to migration or transition processes. You’ll also explore network governance and security issues for complex networks. Elevate your cybersecurity expertise and expand your career possibilities in IT.
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Strategic Management of Network Technology
Learners investigate corporate network management issues and analyze emerging network technology and trends, especially on the security issues encountered while managing networks. Learners also plan for sourcing and procuring enterprise network technology. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PM5018 and ITEC5020.
|4 quarter credits|
Global Network Policy, Regulation, and Governance
Learners assess the impact of laws, policy, and regulations on network operations. Learners analyze methods of aligning network policies that mitigate risk with business needs within the context of policies, laws, and regulations. Learners also create a contingency plan template for responding to possible policy and regulatory changes. Prerequisite(s): ITEC5060.
|4 quarter credits|
Enterprise Network Analysis, Architecture, and Design
This course familiarizes learners with trends in network architecture and design, enabling learners to better align network architectures to support business processes. Learners in this course compare and contrast various network design solutions, including those for a variety of enterprises, and determine the cost-benefit of the various architecture options. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in ISTM5110.
|4 quarter credits|
Cloud Architecture and Distributed Systems
In this course, learners extend their knowledge of enterprise networking by focusing on distributed systems, and the key characteristics and benefits of cloud computing, including reliability, scalability, and virtualization. Learners examine core cloud technologies and challenges, along with various delivery models, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Additionally, learners explore cloud architecture for platforms and cloud-based solutions and services, with associated cloud computing design patterns. Learners gain hands-on experience in a cloud environment by building, configuring, and consuming cloud-based architectures to address the needs of an organization. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in ISTM5110.
|4 quarter credits|
Cloud Application Deployment and Operations
This course strengthens a learner’s understanding of cloud computing concepts, including hybrid cloud deployment models, compound design patterns, and architectures that involve both on-premise and cloud environments. Learners place an emphasis on cloud security and the mechanisms and controls to prevent and respond to threats and attacks. Additionally, learners examine the migration of current applications and data storage infrastructure to the cloud, as well as the identification and provisioning of required cloud services to support cloud-based applications. Finally, learners employ a hands-on experience to explore and demonstrate configuration, automation, and monitoring of cloud applications and services, and their on-going operational support. Prerequisite(s): ITEC5050.
|4 quarter credits|
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This degree can help you develop advanced skills in enterprise network and cloud infrastructure computing, with a sharp focus on emerging trends and operational issues. You’ll strengthen your knowledge of the latest IT architecture in order to plan, design, implement, and troubleshoot effective solutions in diverse professional settings. You’ll also explore the ramifications of increasingly complex networks specific to security and privacy, regulatory compliance, network governance, and cost-benefit analysis.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
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Use your experience: bring your real-world projects into the courseroom to complete assignments and apply what you’ve learned in your field.
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.
$700 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees). Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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Applicants to the MSIT in Enterprise Networks & Cloud Computing program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
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Our programs are designed to meet the unique needs of a master’s student. We’ve structured the experience in manageable pieces to help you earn your degree with support from faculty, staff and online resources.
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 an MS in Information Technology, Enterprise Networks and Cloud Computing.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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