In virtually every organization, system or network administrators are essential for the day-to-day operation and security of computer networks which connect to critical business information systems. In this key role, administrators must have strong technical skills and be able to think critically, solve complex problems, and communicate effectively with others.
Degree Sneak Peek
Bellevue University’s Bachelor of Science in Systems and Network Administration Program (SNAP) is offered online and in-class to fit your learning preferences. You'll learn to apply the information technology skills critical to network administrators and become prepared for multiple certification exams. You'll benefit from hands-on coursework in creating and configuring various operating systems and servers, either physically or through virtualization, and in applying information security principles. Throughout the SNAP degree program, you'll have the opportunity to learn and practice techniques using products commonly used in most industries, including related hardware and software components:
Linux operating systems
VMWare® vCenter vSphere
Cisco® networking products
Database management systems
Apache® and IIS® Web servers
Whether you are currently working in computer networking or network security and want to advance to an administrator, or lack the credentials to get started, you'll gain a competitive advantage with the Bellevue University degree in Systems and Network Administration.
Integrating hands-on, applied learning with theory, all Bellevue University degrees are designed to deliver a transformative student learning experience that is flexible to accommodate your personal and work life.
Upon successful completion of the Bellevue University’s in-class or online Systems and Network Administration degree, graduates will be able to:
Apply design tools and methodologies for information technology infrastructures to satisfy enterprise requirements.
Collaborate on courses of action for administration of computing resources in both physical and/or virtual environments to support changes, enhancements, and current operations.
Develop strategies to mitigate information security risks associated with computer and networked systems.
Devise solutions in both technical and non-technical domains to ensure data integrity and minimize the impact of data errors.
Operate communication and collaboration systems in physical and/or virtual environments to meet the needs of the organization.
If you have a foundational understanding of computers and an interest in information technology you may be ready for a degree in Systems and Network Administration. Contact an admissions counselor to help determine if you have the foundational skills required. You will also need a computer that meets specific requirements in order to participate in this degree program. Learn more about potential careers in systems and networking on our Careers page.