Prepare yourself for some of the most in-demand positions in the country with the information technology technical graduate certificate from SNHU. This popular program is designed to introduce you to the technology, tools, techniques and processes used by IT professionals today.
You'll explore the emerging IT trends to gain a well-rounded perspective on what it takes to create, lead and innovate. Designed for busy professionals, this 15-credit hour graduate certificate is offered on campus throughout the year and is taught by highly knowledgeable faculty members with real-world experience.
Not available for international students.
Through a combination of class lectures, hands-on labs and case studies, you'll acquire the skills and knowledge to help you advance in your career — or start one — in information technology. Our information technology technical graduate certificate explores issues such as:
Courses are taught by experienced IT professionals and business leaders who understand how to apply theory in real-world environments.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your IT technical graduate certificate at SNHU include:
An information technology technical graduate certificate from SNHU helps you compete for coveted, in-demand positions nationwide. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information systems managers will see faster-than-average employment growth (18 percent) through 2020.
The BLS also reports that overall employment of computer network, systems and database administrators is projected to increase by 30 percent in that same time period - much faster than the average for all occupations - with over 285,00 new jobs to be added.
Required courses include advanced information technology, object-oriented systems analysis, information technology project and team management, telecommunications for business and principles of database design.
This course focuses on the principles and practices underlying the analysis, design, implementation and management of information technology systems. Topics include information system development methodologies, systems planning, requirements analysis, systems implementation, software engineering, project management, and interface, database and process design.
This course focuses on the systems analysis tools and techniques that underlie the development of information systems. Object-oriented analysis is emphasized. The course examines approaches for establishing the scope of a system, capturing and modeling information gathered during analysis, and managing and controlling project development. Students will get a working understanding of the methods for developing and specifying application system requirements. CASE tools will be used to develop system models.
This course introduces the students to the principles and practices necessary to be an effective IT project manager. The course covers project scope, time, cost, quality and human resource management techniques as applied to the kinds of project management problems and issues unique to the IT environment. Students learn how to design an actual IT project structure and will obtain hands-on experience using project management software. Emphasis is on the techniques of project management, leadership, teamwork and project risk management as applied to the IT environment. Case work is an important part of this course.
This course is an introduction to telecommunications technology, standards, policy and strategy for business managers in a global environment. Topics covered include the basics of data communications and networking, uses and applications of telecommunications and the convergence of data communications and other types of communications. These include phone, multi- media and other systems. Technology and standards of telecommunications are covered in this course from the perspective of business managers.
This course is a study of the design, development and implementation of database management systems (DBMS) that emphasize relational DBMS architecture using SQL. Students will design and implement projects and complete case exercises as they are introduced to new developments in database design.
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
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