Strayer University has a long history of providing education in the area of Local Area Networks (LANs). The technologies have naturally expanded to include the design and engineering of Wide Area Networks (WANs). Professionals with the skills to design, implement, and manage WAN technology are in high demand. The Associate in Arts in Internetworking Technology program stresses the process, analytic, design, planning, and engineering issues associated with internetworking technology within modern organizations. The courses examine the configuration and implementation of routers used in WANs and how they differ from bridges and switches. The communications theory and applications taught in this program also help prepare students with the knowledge and background necessary to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) exams. Also available: a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma in Internetworking Technology.