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Masters in Network Systems

Students going after a Masters in Network Systems often take classes surrounding how to design and build computer networks that support modern technologies and companies. They take classes surrounding areas such as computer security, enterprise resource management, network management, software engineering management, systems development management, and decision support system management. Students learn to gather information, develop specifications, design networks, plan implementations, due implementations, and manage existing systems for diverse entities such as governments, private corporations, and public agencies.

For those students that do not have the time to go to traditional brick-and-mortar campuses, online degree programs present a wide variety of possibilities. Network Systems Master’s Programs offered online offer the same professional clout as those obtained by attending a traditional college campus. These classes usually cost less than traditional college tuition does. For those students attending classes, the level of convenience is over the moon. Students can do their class work when they have the time instead of scheduling their life around running to attend a traditional class. They can study when they complete their job and personal obligations at the end of the day. Students can do it on the weekend or early morning as well. It fits into their lives easily.

Most that obtain a Masters degree in this area already worked in information technology. Some go on to higher positions within their current job while others obtain new jobs with other companies. Those that just come out of school and get a new job can expect to make $43,000 or more per year. With experience, salaries generally go up. Most graduates start by becoming network administrators, communication analysts, or network systems administrators. Salaries are usually higher for private corporations. Salaries usually go up if the employee earns special certifications such as being a Cisco Certified Network Associate.

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