Networking & Systems Administration

What are the trends in network communications today? Unifying wired and wireless infrastructures? The Cloud? Scalability? Collaboration tools? Security? All of these and more! However, the trends can only be coalesced into reliable communication services if there are highly educated and technically proficient networking and system administration professionals who understand both traditional and emerging communications technologies as well as how to apply these technologies to organizational needs and opportunities.

The explosion in ubiquitous computing today means an increasing need for greater efficiency and for better management oversight in the provision of IT services. Network environments are not only becoming increasingly complex, there is a greater recognition of the power of information technology to be a strategic enabler of corporate growth and adaptation.

This program is designed to provide both the knowledge and the technical skills needed to successfully compete in this environment. It is uniquely focused to address current issues in networking and systems administration, through investigation of both the theoretical and the practical aspects of this continually evolving field. Thus it examines the organizational and the technological issues involved in enterprise scale networking including: emerging network technologies, network processing, high performance computing, network programming, and security.

The program is intended to prepare graduates to assume leadership positions in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations dealing with evolving networking solutions or to continue their education through the pursuit of advanced degrees. It is available for full- and part-time study in both an online format as well as a traditional campus setting.

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RIT Fall 2014 Career Fair

RIT Fall 2014 Career Fair

September 27th, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gordon Field House

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Interview Day: Thursday, October 2

Tips for Success:

  • Be sure to check out the company websites in advance. Go to JOB ZONE to see if openings are posted and if so, apply! Do your research.
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Dr. Brian Tomaszewski Named Co-PI on a National Science Foundation CNIC Grant

Dr. Brian Tomaszewski Named Co-PI on a National Science Foundation CNIC Grant

September 26th, 2014

This planning visit will scope the technical, information sharing, and organizational requirements for an integrated security information system for use in refugee camps. The collaboration includes researchers from Pennsylvania State University (lead), University of California, and the Rochester Institute of Technology working with researchers at Al-Balqa' Applied University in Jordan. This pla...

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Associate Professor Charles Border Interviewed by USENIX

Associate Professor Charles Border Interviewed by USENIX

September 26th, 2014

Associate Professor Charles Border, Ph.D. and Kyrre Begnum (Associate Professor at Akershus University in Oslo, Norway) were interviewed by USENIX to publicize the Summit for Educators in System Administration (SESA) conference and the Journal of Education in System Administration (JESA).

The full interview with the Chief Editors can...

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IST Students Connect with Students in Croatia

IST Students Connect with Students in Croatia

September 4th, 2014

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 the IST Department freshmen and transfer students connected with students at the RIT campuses in Croatia using a service called "BlueJeans". IST Department Chair Steve Zilora led discussions between the students in Zagreb and Dubrovnik and the students in Rochester. Ivana Silic is a Recruitment and Enrollment Manager at the Rochester Institute of Technolo...

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