Build expertise to install, administer, upgrade and troubleshoot computer networks

Bachelor of Science - Network Management and Security (120 credits minimum)

Succeed on the front lines of an organization by managing the daily operations of its networking technology. This degree gives you the hands-on experience needed to build an impressive command of technology. With a BS in Network Management and Security, build the expertise required to install, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot computer networks.   In addition to critical technical skills, your coursework provides you with the team building, project management and leadership skills necessary to succeed at the front lines, whether it be managing the daily operations of an organization’s networking technology or mentoring a staff of network technicians.

Davenport is a registered Cisco Networking Academy with a curriculum that aligns with employer’s technology and required skills. You will build expertise to install, administer, upgrade and troubleshoot computer networks. In addition, you will learn team building, project management and leadership skills necessary to succeed. Learn in well-equipped networking labs with the most up to date equipment Davenport is also a member of the ASC Alliance. This means we train Cisco instructors at other institutions. To highlight our successful program further, Davenport’s students have taken 1st place at the National level in the Business Professionals of America competition for Networking Technologies since 2013.

After completing the core courses in your Network Management & Design degree program, Davenport offers three specialties to choose from to complete your degree. Specialties include the following:

Advanced Cisco Networking

Plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. Topics will include advanced switching, secure WANs, advanced routing and optimization. Courses prepare you for various Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification exams.

Network Security

Develop your skills in securing infrastructure, vulnerability assessment, information security and disaster recovery. Topics include risk analysis, architecture components of an incident response plan, legal and public relations implications of security and privacy issues, and the framework of a disaster recovery plan.

Server Administration

Plan, deploy, and maintain server, desktop, and application virtualization. Topics cover the installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of a Microsoft SQL Server database management system. In addition, you will create and maintain users and groups, set up web, mail, and FTP services, and perform other UNIX/Linux server administration tasks.

Davenport's Employment Guarantee

We are so confident in our Network Management and Security program that we offer an employment guarantee. Students who meet Davenport's requirements will be eligible for additional education benefits if they are unable to obtain employment within six months of graduation. For additional information please see our employment guarantee web page or contact an Admissions Representative by calling 1-800-868-1600.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Certification Course Credit

Davenport offers course credit for specific certifications you may hold. Obtaining a certificate demonstrates your knowledge in a specific technology area. In addition, it also indicates your dedication and motivation to professional development. For these reasons, certification exams are highly recommended after completing certificate related courses in Davenport's technology programs. See our certification page for additional information. 

The BS in Network Management & Security is available in seat to provide you with the hands-on experience required to prepare you for professional opportunities in this field.  

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Mathematics Minor

Davenport University offers the option of completing a mathematics minor. A mathematics minor is ideal for those who want a deeper and broader background in mathematics, and provides you with a competitive edge in the job market. Gain a solid foundation in applied mathematics that provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills for careers in technology. Speak with your advisor about adding this option to your degree plan.