I had never tried distance learning before, but I definitely recommend it for those with busy schedules and odd work hours. There were still deadlines for various milestones throughout the course but I found them easy to meet with a little self-discipline.
Systems and Network Administration Program
Systems and Network Administration Degree - Bachelor of Science
SNAP is designed to cross-train a variety of IT specialties to competency in Microsoft® and Unix systems administration and network administration. If you successfully complete SNAP, you will gain 36 semester hours of credit and satisfy the, major, upper level and in-residence requirements for a Computer Information Systems Networking degree. You also need to satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum, Signature Series requirement, and overall degree requirements to graduate. You can use transfer credit to satisfy general education and degree requirements that are outside of the major. For the most up to date information or for questions, please visit bellevue.edu.
A candidate for SNAP must have, through formal course work or experience, an understanding of the basic concepts, components, functions, tools and processes that form computer information systems. In addition, the candidate must have basic Office Productivity software experience including using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet Explorer.
Students will require the capability to run several different operating system configurations during the SNAP program. This can be done using a spare computer or one that is capable of virtualization. For a spare computer, the minimum specifications are:
- A minimum of an Intel or AMD 32 Bit P4 generation CPU that has a 1 GHz or faster clock speed . (64 bit processors are
- 512 megabytes of RAM or more (1GByte recommended)
- At least a 80 GByte hard drive that can be erased and reloaded
- DVD/CD Rom reader
- Network interface card
- Monitor (any type)
For virtualization, the host computer should have at least 2GBytes of RAM and 200 GBytes of free space on the hard drive.
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