Network and Systems Engineering

This specialization is for students to focus on how to effectively plan, implement, administer, and support various size networks in the enterprise. This specialization provides the groundwork for professionals to pursue highly recognized industry certification. Depending upon which elective(s) a student selects, opportunities exist to receive the necessary foundation to further prepare for certification programs such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP, Cisco CCNA, and CompTIA Linux+.

Students who successfully complete the NSE specialization will:

  • know the principal features of Windows and the basics of enterprise networking
  • be able to install, configure, deploy and manage Windows operating systems and services
  • understand the logical and physical components of Active Directory Services
  • have the skills to plan and implement an Active Directory structure and policies that address the needs of an organization
  • be able to configure network services such as DHCP, DNS, VPN, IPSec, IIS, and Routing
  • be able to manage the operation of network clients and servers from a central location
  • be able to select and implement network infrastructure topologies and technologies for optimal Internet/intranet connectivity
  • be able to identify and resolve network problems by using troubleshooting tools and utilities

Network and Systems Engineering Specialization (15 credits)

  • NSE 210 - Network Administration
  • NSE 320 - Server Operating System
  • NSE 405 - Managing a Microsoft Network
  • 6-credit upper level NSE electives

Current List of NSE electives:

  • NSE 300 - Special Topics
  • NSE 305 - Advanced PC Hardware and Networking
  • NSE 310 - Client Operating System
  • NSE 330 - Working with Cisco LAN Hardware
  • NSE 415 - Linux Operating System

Take a look at our sequencing of the major core courses.