American National University

Network Administration Degree Named as One of 20 Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees

The American National University bachelor’s degree in network administration, available through ANU Online, was recently included in the ( list of “20 Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Networking.” is a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs. Rankings for the list were compiled with data from NCES, a bureau of the Dept. of Education (

"If you have been researching possible after college careers at all, it's likely you've come across the fact that there is a significant shortage of skilled workers in the USA and elsewhere for computer programming/software engineering roles. There are also career opportunities in the systems administration and security aspects of the computer networks used by many organizations for their computer systems," said the article's lead researcher, Raj Dash. “This ranking of online and hybrid bachelor’s degrees in computer networking provides a starting point for students researching technical schools for their college application list.”

American National University is a member of the Microsoft® IT Academy Program and, as such, delivers course content in accordance with the standards of the IT academy guidelines. The network administration program prepares students to design and administer networks using Microsoft® Windows Server 2012. It also prepares students to sit for the Microsoft®, Cisco®, and CompTIA certification exams.

The curriculum includes planning, designing, configuring and troubleshooting Microsoft® environments ranging from small, local networks to wide area integrated networks. Specific topics include virtualization and cloud computing technologies, unified communications and collaboration services, Linux and web server administration, and security and wireless networks architectures.

For more information about the network administration bachelor’s degree program available through ANU Online, visit or call 888-410-6109.

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