School of Information Sciences - Undergraduate Program

Network analyst

Sample job description

The network analyst will provide support for all networking equipment including voice, data, and video within the production environment. Support can include design, implementation, problem determination, resolution, and applying fixes to hardware and software. This includes the monitoring of all equipment and links to ensure the systems are functioning properly for information delivery including, but not limited to, routers, switches, firewalls, PBXs, and voicemail systems.

The network specialist also will test new network and communication products, interacting with vendors as needed while gaining an understanding of the products. The network specialist is expected to develop substantial understanding and knowledge of HBO**s network architecture, the application development architecture, and the Web architecture.

With only moderate supervision required, the network specialist will:



Core courses
Introduction to Information Systems and Society (0010)
Object-Oriented Programming 1 for Information Science (0017)
Database Management Systems (1022)
Introduction to Telecom and Networks (1070)
Information Systems and Analysis (1024)
Human Factors in System Design (1044)

Applications of Networks
Second course in telecommunications and networks. Network architecture, protocols, performance, design, and analysis based on application needs, organizational requirements, user requirements, and performance objectives

Network Security
Network security and cryptographic protocols. Network vulnerabilities, attacks on TCP/IP, network monitoring, security at the link, network and transport layers. Cryptography, e.g., secret and public key schemes, message authentication codes and key management. WLAN security, IPSec, SSL, and VPNs. E-mail security (PGP, S/MIME), Kerberos, X.509 certificates, AAA and Mobile IP, SNMP security, firewalls, filters, and gateways. Policies and implementation of firewall policies, stateful firewalls, and firewall appliances. Network-related physical security, risk management and disaster recovery/contingency planning issues and housekeeping procedures.

Application Development for Mobile Devices
Focus on information system applications that run on top of wireless infrastructure such as multimedia messaging, mobile inventory control, location aware services including wireless technologies (GSM, CDMA2000, UMTS, 802.11, Bluetooth), mobile information systems and applications (M-Business, location-based services, wireless CRN), wireless information system challenges and architectures (security, reliability, mobility, power conservation, gateways, proxies), mobile application protocols (SMS, EMS, MMS, WAP), thin and thick client mobile application development (WML, VXML, Java, J2ME, J2EE, .NETCF, C#), and business case studies of mobile applications.

Introduction to Wireless Networks (Cross listed with TELCOM 2700)
Introductory broad overview for students with a basic background in telecommunications. Not for telecom majors. Principles of wireless communications and how they differ from wired communications. Fundamental concepts including transmission and mitigation techniques (e.g., modulation and coding, propagation, interference, and antennas) for wireless systems, multiplexing techniques, wireless system architectures, mobility management, security, protocols, and location technology. Systems include cellular phone networks (e.g., cdma2000, UMTS), wireless local area networks (e.g., IEEE 802.11g), personal area networks (e.g., Bluetooth), fixed-point broadband wireless (e.g., WiMAX) and satellite systems.


The Capstone Course


BSIS students may tailor a program suited to their specific career objectives or discover new and dynamic career paths by taking electives in diverse subjects.