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System & Network Administration

What is system and network administration?

System and network administrators manage an organization's technical infrastructure. Job activities include everything from designing and implementing network schemas to managing digital licenses and hardware assets. Most organizations, whether technical or not, rely on system administrators to provide a competitive advantage with the technology they use.

Key Topics

  • Technical problem solving and trouble shooting
  • Network design and implementation
  • Technical writing and documentation
  • Project management
  • Network security
  • System administration
  • Incident response and forensics
  • Dev Ops


IT & Cybersecurity

  • IT&C 450 - Database Administration

    The role and responsibilities of database administrators. Database platform, architecture, and configuration; security and account management; backup, restore and disaster recovery; availability, access and performance; data migration. Learn more here.

  • IT&C 529 - Advanced Networking

    Analyzing, selecting, configuring, monitoring, and managing of computer network equipment. SNMP-based monitoring and control in process of fault isolation and root cause analysis. Learn more here.

  • IT&C 544 - System Administration

    Systems and network administration. User management. Server and workstation deployment and maintenance. Network Security. Infrastructure. Systems and infrastructure support. Cross-platform systems integration. Update and patch management. Mobile workforce services. Learn more here.

  • IT&C 548 - Cyber-Physical Systems

    Integration of technologies to develop computers and mobile devices that interact with the real world, including control and sensor interfaces. Incorporate IT core topics such as networks, security, and user-space experience design. Analysis and creation of cyber-physical and Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems. Learn more here.

  • IT&C 515R - Special Topics in Information Technology & Cybersecurity

    New topics in information technology for graduate and undergraduate students. Standard lecture and lab format. Learn more here.

  • IT&C 566 - Digital Forensics

    Fundamentals of digital forensics, legal issues, evidence, chain of custody, media analysis, incident response, corporate forensics, and network forensics. Learn more here.

Information Systems

  • IS 565 - Digital Forensics for Organizations

    Digital forensics from an organizational perspective, covering the three functions of digital forensics performed by businesses: employee abuse investigations, incident response, and electronic discovery. Learn more here.

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