ITM5200EN - Network Design Technologies

Course description

This course provides an overview of network design technologies. Topics include network design, implementation, maintenance, optimization, and troubleshooting. Students will utilize a variety of networking tools, operating systems, and hardware platforms and protocols.

How this course benefits students

Every organization needs a network administrator. Considering cybersecurity threats, networking security skills are essential and career opportunities are growing and relevant. There are many opportunities for ministry and even missional work to unserved areas to provide network access.

Why this course is important

It is necessary for students to learn the many opportunities for ministry and careers in network security, design and administration.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Information Technology Management
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

There is a need for biblically-educated professionals to provide network access to spread the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

Missionally driven

There is opportunity for service learning, assistance to churches, small businesses and ministry throughout the world.

Contextually informed

Network administrators and security specialists can provide missional outreach throughout the world.

Interculturally focused

Networking careers exist globally, however security concerns and ethics vary among differing cultures.

Practically minded

This course will provide a hands-on approach to learning, with practical research, cases and projects.

Experientially transformed

Students will research the latest security threats and will learn by practical, hands-on application.