This concentration provides students with the knowledge needed to
succeed as a network or security engineer, a cyber security analyst,
an IoT innovation manager, or an IT operations analyst. Through
this concentration, students have the opportunity to earn up to six
Cisco digital badges (Introduction to IoT, CCNA 1, CCNA 2, CCNA
3, CyberOps Associate, and DevNet Associate), up to three Cisco
certification vouchers (CCNA, CyberOps Associate, and DevNet).

A "Concentration in loT, Networking, & Cyber Security" can be completed by either a business or a non-business major. Business majors are eligible when they have attained "Major Status" within the Richards College of Business. Non-Business majors are eligible when they have completed 45 hours of classes with at least a 2.0 GPA and have taken the appropriate prerequisites.

Students must maintain a "C" or better in each course. 
Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 12

Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Partially Online

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required:

This program may be earned more than 50% online but not entirely online - multiple campus visits are required (varying by course).

Save money

UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen. In addition, online courses and programs can mean a cost-savings in many non-evident ways: No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Regardless of state residency, out-of-state non-resident students are not charged non-resident tuition for online course credit hours.

Details

  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-Face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, they will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For the cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

General

Core Curriculum, Core Area F, and Business Core Requirements along with the following:

Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information security professionals. This course surveys important skills in information security program design, networking and application security, the development of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment. This course is only for MIS majors.

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Advanced Networking: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials will advance your knowledge of the operation of routers and switches in small networks. It will introduce you to wireless local area networks (WLANs) and network security concepts. By the end of this course you will be able to configure advanced functionality in routers and switches. You will also be able to perform basic troubleshooting of these components. Using security best practices, you will troubleshoot and resolve common protocol issues in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

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This course describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. This course covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks. Students gain skills to configure and troubleshoot enterprise networks, and learn to identify and protect against cybersecurity threats. They are introduced to network management tools and learn key concepts of software-defined networking, including controller-based architectures and how application programming interfaces (APIs) enable network automation. By the end of this course, students will have gained practical, hands-on experience preparing them for the CCNA certification exam and career- ready skills for associate-level roles in the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) industry.

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Joan Deng, Ph.D.

Joan Deng, Ph.D.

Professor

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 250
Jeannie Pridmore, Ph.D.

Jeannie Pridmore, Ph.D.

MIS Director & Professor

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 247
Brad Prince, Ph.D.

Brad Prince, Ph.D.

MBA Director & Professor

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 233
Gelareh (Ellie) Towhidi, Ph.D.

Gelareh (Ellie) Towhidi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 246
John Upson, Ph.D.

John Upson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Professor of Management

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 301 F
Susana Velez-Castrillon, Ph.D.

Susana Velez-Castrillon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 252

Guidelines for Admittance

Specific requirements associated with the following areas: FreshmanAdult LearnersTransferInternationalHome School;   Joint / Dual EnrollmentTransientAuditorPost-Baccalaureate Non-Degree SeekingReadmission                

Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15              

Admission Process Checklist

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Contact

Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.              

Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.                

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