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Networking & Cyber Security Hybrid E-Degree

Be a Protector

Today’s information networks are under constant threat from theft, fraud, and sophisticated viruses. As businesses make large investments in innovative technology, they are depending more and more on specialists to protect the safety and integrity of their systems and information. This degree program combines network administration fundamentals with cybersecurity concepts. Our program focuses on implementing, administering, and securing networks and computer systems.

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What can I expect?

Our Networking and Cyber Security hybrid e-degree option teaches you to set up and secure networks, and then perform actual network intrusions in order to anticipate and defend against future threats. You will also learn how to install and manage information security systems, as well as how to gather and analyze data for computer crime investigation.

Students will learn the newest and most relevant networking and security technologies that apply to our area. Upon graduation, you will be ready to use your knowledge and skills in the workforce.

You can expect to gain maximum experience in networking and security. The curriculum contains core classes in computer hardware, Windows and Linux operating systems, networking, security, programming, and database fundamentals. We offer the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and the advanced CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certifications, which provide an enormous advantage in the networking field. We also offer courses covering the following IT certifications: CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+, and PenTest+; Red Hat Enterprise Linux; and Certified Ethical Hacker. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit by completing internship hours with local businesses.

How does a Hybrid E-Degree work?

As a Networking and Cyber Security hybrid e-degree student, you’ll take online courses through Lake Area Tech’s eLearning system. Most of your time learning will be done at home, so you’ll only spend limited time on campus however you can expect to spend more time on campus during your second year (about 50% online, and 50% on campus). But when you do, you’ll be learning in our remodeled Computer Information Systems area!

Why an E-Degree?

Lake Area Tech e-degrees are “hybrid” – an innovative blend of distance and on-campus learning. What’s great about that is you can keep your day job (work, raise kids) and still get a degree. With hybrid education, you get maximum flexibility to study when and where you want, but you’ll still get the chance to learn on-campus with Lake Area Tech instructors on selected projects.

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Earning an online hybrid degree in Networking & Cyber Security is possible! Give us a call today or contact us online with any questions you might have.