The IT - Network Specialist Associate Degree program prepares qualified individuals to install, maintain, manage and enhance local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). The specialist will implement and/or configure voice-over-IP, email server management, Internet and cloud services, web server management, network routers and switches, standard network troubleshooting procedures, wireless technologies and network operations management, including infrastructure monitoring, automation, software distribution and disaster recovery. Network-related software management responsibilities integrates the following core areas: Windows server and Linux network operating systems, user management and control and enterprise virtual servers. The program also covers network security measures such as intrusion detection, firewalls, malware and spyware. The program helps to prepare the graduate to test for certificates such as Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate), Cisco CCNA Security, Cisco CCNA Voice and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 70-410 and 74-409 exams. Potential occupations include: administration or support of network infrastructures, unified communication systems and Windows/Linux/Unix systems.