Certificate in IT Administration
A High Tech, High Paying and in High Demand Credential
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 27 percent by 2016. Computer systems and networks are an integral part of business. Demand for workers in these fields will increase as firms continue to invest in new technologies. The wide use of electronic commerce and the increasing adoption of mobile technologies mean that more establishments will use the Internet to conduct business online. This growth translates into a need for systems administrators who can help organizations use technology to communicate with employees, clients, and consumers. Demand for computer security specialists will grow as businesses and government continue to invest heavily in “cyber security,” protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack. The information security field is expected to generate many new systems administrator jobs over the next decade as firms across all industries place a high priority on safeguarding their data and systems.
Who is this program recommend for?
This certificate is recommended for anyone involved or interested in network and computer systems and the security of those systems.
This certificate will provide the basics of IT administration as well as a solid technical background in databases and networking. Students learn concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to administer and secure a modern IT environment. Security is a main component and discussed in detail. Topics covered include:
- Administration of host server systems in a modern operation system environment
- Fundamentals of wireless network security and administration
- Protocols and standards of TCP/IP suite that govern the functions of the Internet
- Security control risks and issues
- Various network architecture and protocol standards
- Security control risks and issues
Why study Information Technology Administration at NJIT?
NJIT has a long history of innovation in digital communications. With one of the most computing intensive campuses in the world, NJIT has pioneered the application of new technologies as learning tools. The university educates one of the largest groups of information technology students in the nation. Not coincidentally, New Jersey is one of the leading states for computing and high technology businesses. Thirty of the nation's fastest growing technology companies are based in the state. New Jersey ranks 7th in the nation as a cyberstate and 8th for venture capital investment – $3.5 billion – in information technology and software. New Jersey offers the highest median salary in the nation for information systems managers.
What kind of Financial Assistance is Available?
Financial Assistance options for part-time, (6 credits or more) graduate certificate students include federally funded (U.S. Department of Education) student loans at low interest rates, US Veterans Administration educational benefits and US income tax credits plus eligibility for college work-study.
Online Graduate Certificate study at NJIT has its advantages. New Jersey residents studying online and/or on-campus will be charged, as always, the in-state tuition rate. However if you reside “outside” of New Jersey, you qualify for our new online tuition rate. This new rate is significantly lower than the out-of-state fee to attend classes on campus. In order to receive the new graduate online tuition all classes must be studied online during a given semester. Because of the new online tuition, adults living anywhere in the country, as well as abroad, can afford to earn a graduate certificate or a degree from NJIT. And international students do not need to acquire a Visa, since entirely online learning permits study from the home country.
NJIT’s standard admission requirements apply to this graduate certificate. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in information technology, computer science, computer engineering, information systems or a related field. Students who lack an appropriate undergraduate background may complete bridge courses.
Check the course descriptions for more information. Some courses have prerequisites and must be taken in order. Complete course descriptions can be found in the NJIT Online Catalog. More information about the graduate certificate may be found here.
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