What to Expect from a Network Systems Engineering Degree

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What to Expect from a Network Systems Engineering Degree

A number of online IT degrees are available. If you already work as a network systems engineer but require a bachelor’s degree and certifications to advance in your field, a BS in Information Technology — Network Design and Management will help. For those just entering the IT field, this degree can help launch your career as a network systems engineer.

What You Get When You Graduate

Along with a professional portfolio and your bachelor’s degree, you’ll earn nine industry-recognized certifications at WGU, including the MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), an important certification for nearly anyone working in IT.

How Long Will It Take?

Putting in at least 20 hours a week of coursework, exams and studying, you should complete this online IT degree program in four to five years. If you already have your associate’s degree in Information Technology, some online universities will clear your liberal arts and lower-level IT credits.

Additionally, if you have extensive real-world experience or current certifications, you can complete the program more quickly. Expect to spend about two years earning your degree if you already possess an associate’s degree with transferable credits.

Benefits of an Online Degree

Many IT professionals don’t want to leave their current job in order to go back to school. An online IT degree program permits you to fit your studies into your current schedule. Online schools also offer considerable cost savings. Ask about tuition assistance, too.