You'll find 21 major degree programs (and 26 minor programs) available online through the U of Maryland University College (UMUC), the adult and part-time arm of the University of Maryland. Building on a distance education division, the University relies on a user friendly interface that allows you to have threaded class discussions and keep track of how much more reading you need to do. Via the Web, students can take individual classes or work towards a degree in areas ranging from fire science to criminal justice, an MBA or one of 25 undergraduate certificates. Search the library, arrange for inter-library loans and buy textbooks online.
Computer Networks and Security:
The computer networks and security major prepares students to enter or advance in computer networking fields where industry-standard certifications are commonly used to show skills or knowledge level and are considered essential in hiring and promotion decisions. The curriculum focuses on the techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies needed to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot enterprise-level networks. The major prepares students for careers as network managers, systems administrators, and network security analysts. It is designed to combine the benefits of a traditional college education with the benefits of hands-on training in state-of-the-art computer technology. The computer networks and security curriculum integrates technical skill with communication skills, superior general education knowledge, and breadth of knowledge in the information technology field, particularly in networks and security.
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