Illinois State University
Illinois State University
Jump over the site's masthead's navigation bar.
Jump over the site's left-side navigation bar.

Curriculum - Graduate Certificate Program


Graduate Certificate Curriculum Overview

The School of Information Technology offers the following Graduate Certificates: Enterprise Computing Systems, Information Assurance and Security, Internet Application Development, Networking and Telecommunications Management, and Systems Analyst. These graduate certificates have been designed for IT professionals who would like to gain specialized knowledge in one of the certificate areas without the commitment of completing an entire degree program. The certificates will provide students with focused studies and exposure to the very latest topics and trends in the IT industry.

  • The Enterprise Computing Systems Graduate Certificate is designed for IT professionals who are interested in pursuing further professional development in the mainframe based large scale enterprise computing systems area. This certificate program prepares students to apply computing system development and integration knowledge to large enterprise systems.
  • The Information Assurance and Security Graduate Certificate is designed for IT professionals who are interested in continuing education in methodologies and tools necessary for protecting information and information systems. The certificate provides an in-depth study of protecting the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information using technology, people, and policy. The courses required to receive this certificate have been certified by the National Security Agency; students completing this certificate will also receive certification for the CNSS 4011 national standard.
  • The Internet Application Development Graduate Certificate is designed to provide a specialized education in emerging technologies for students who seek further studies in Web Development. The certificate is intended to prepare students to meet the growing demand for qualifications in the field.
  • The Networking and Telecommunications Management Graduate Certificate is designed for IT professionals who are interested in pursuing further professional development in the Telecommunications and Networking area. This certificate program prepares students to better understand different telecommunications technologies and management methodologies.
  • The Systems Analyst Graduate Certificate is designed for IT professionals who are interested in pursuing further professional development in the Systems Analysis area. This certificate program prepares students to better understand different information systems development methodologies and develop the skills to manage information systems projects.

 

Back to top

 

Graduate Certificate Requirements

 

Enterprise Computing Systems Graduate Certificate

The following courses are required to complete the graduate certificate in Enterprise Computing Systems:

  • IT 330.05 Introduction to Enterprise Computing Systems
  • IT 332.05 Advanced Enterprise Computing Systems
  • IT 392.05 Enterprise Systems Integration and Application Development

This graduate certificate program assumes an undergraduate knowledge base in Computer Organization and programming in a high-level programming language such as C, C++, or Java, which students with computer-related undergraduate degrees will typically have acquired. Students lacking sufficient background may be admitted to the program but should expect to complete the following course with a grade of "A" or "B" before enrolling in graduate-level courses.

  • IT 225: Computer Organization OR IT 254: Hardware and Software Concepts
  • IT 261: Systems Development I

 

Information Assurance and Security Graduate Certificate

The following courses are required to complete the graduate certificate in Information Assurance and Security:

  • IT 350.05 Fundamentals of Information Assurance and Security
  • IT 351.05 Advanced Information Assurance and Applied Cryptography
  • IT 450 Policy and Administration in Information Assurance and Security

This graduate certificate program assumes an undergraduate knowledge base in Systems Development and programming in a high-level programming language such as C, C++, or Java, which students with computer-related undergraduate degrees will typically have acquired. Students lacking sufficient background may be admitted to the program but should expect to complete the following course with a grade of "A" or "B" before enrolling in graduate-level courses.

  • IT 261: Systems Development I
  • IT 375.05: Data Communications

 

Internet Application Development Graduate Certificate

The following courses are required to complete the graduate certificate in Internet Application Development:

  • IT 353.05 Web Development Technologies
  • IT 354.05 Advanced Web Application Development
  • One of:
    • IT 467 Human Factors in Information Systems
    • IT 468 Software Quality Assurance and Testing
    • IT 485 Advanced Topics in Information Systems

This graduate certificate program assumes an undergraduate knowledge base in Systems Development, Java, and Data Communications, which students with computer-related undergraduate degrees will typically have acquired. Students lacking sufficient background may be admitted to the program but should expect to complete some or all of the following courses with a grade of "A" or "B" before enrolling in graduate-level courses.

  • IT 261: Systems Development I
  • IT 375.05: Data Communications

 

Networking and Telecommunications Management Graduate Certificate

The following courses are required to complete the Networking and Telecommunications Management Graduate Certificate:

  • IT 381.05 Network Design and Analysis
  • IT 477 Converged Network Architectures
  • One of:
    • IT 376.05 Wireless and Mobile Network Security
    • IT 377.05 Practical Telecommunications Networking

This graduate certificate program assumes an undergraduate knowledge base in Data Communications and programming in a high-level programming language such as C, C++, or Java, which students with computer-related undergraduate degrees will typically have acquired. Students lacking sufficient background may be admitted to the program but should expect to complete the following course with a grade of "A" or "B" before enrolling in graduate-level courses.

  • IT 378.05: Database Processing

 

Systems Analyst Graduate Certificate

The following courses are required to complete the Systems Analyst graduate certificate:

  • IT 432 Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT 463 Information Technology Project Management
  • IT 478 Advanced Database Management

This graduate certificate program assumes an undergraduate knowledge base in Systems Development, Database Processing, and programming in a high-level programming language such as C, C++, or Java, which students with computer-related undergraduate degrees will typically have acquired. Students lacking sufficient background may be admitted to the program but should expect to complete some or all of the following courses with a grade of "A" or "B" before enrolling in graduate-level courses.

  • IT 261: Systems Development I
  • IT 378.05: Database Processing

 

Back to top

 

Graduate Catalog

To learn more about specific courses offered for the degree, you may access descriptions of the courses offered as a part of the program in the graduate catalog.

 

Back to top

Old Union

Illinois State University

SchoolofIT@IllinoisState.edu

School of Information Technology
Normal, Il 61790-5150
Phone: 309.438.8338

© 2012 Illinois State UniversityPrivacy StatementIdentity StandardsAppropriate Use Policy