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Graduate Certificate

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Department of Information Technology and Management offers graduate certificate programs that are available to domestic and international students who have earned an undergraduate/bachelor's degree from an accredited university. It is helpful, but not required, that your undergraduate degree is in information technology or a computer related field.

A certificate in Information Technology and Management entails successful completion of 12 hours (4 courses) of graduate level coursework in a specific area of study. Certificate programs offer you an opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills with less coursework than a graduate/master's degree.

All courses may be later applied toward the Master of Information Technology and Management degree or the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security degree for those who apply and are accepted to the degree program.

IIT also offers non-credit certificate programs. These non-credit certificate programs cannot be applied to a future master degree, but will enhance your knowledge.

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10 Career-Focused Graduate Certificates:
Advanced Software Development
Cyber Security Management
Cyber Security Technologies
Data Center Operations and Management
Data Management and Analytics
Digital Voice and Data Communication Technologies
Information Technology Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship
System Administration
Systems Analysis
Web Design and Application Development

Flexible
ITM is available full-time or part-time for domestic and international students with live, in classroom and online courses. Some certificate and graduate specializations in Information Technology and Management may be completed entirely online.

Credit Hours
The certificate programs in Information Technology and Management requires the successful completion of 12 credit hours (4 courses).

The ITM Graduate Certificate Program is available to domestic and international students:

Domestic Students
Domestic students are those who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. This includes U.S. nationals living overseas in military or diplomatic zones.

International Students
International students are those who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. permanent residents, regardless of where they are currently living or attending school. This means that U.S. citizens living abroad or in military or diplomatic zones are not considered international students. Foreign nationals attending school in the United States are considered international students.

ITM Graduate Certificates

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will enhance their skills as a software developer.

Required Courses:
ITMD 515 Advanced Software Development
ITMM 571 Project Management for Information Technology Management
AND any two of the following nine courses:
ITMD 511 Application Development Methodologies
ITMD 513 Open Source Programming
ITMS 518 Coding Security
ITMD 519 Topics in Software Development
ITMD 532 UML Based Software Development
ITMD 534 Human Computer Interaction
ITMD 536 Software Testing and Maintenance
ITMO 555 Intelligent Device Applications
ITMO 556 Intelligent Device Project

Students who have already completed coursework, training, or certification equivalent to ITMM 571 may substitute a fourth course from the above list.

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for careers in the management of information security.

Required Courses
ITMS 548 Cyber Security Technologies
ITMS 578 Information System Security Management
AND two of the following:
ITMM 586 Information Technology Auditing
ITMS 543 Vulnerability Analysis and Control
ITMS 579 Topics in Information Security (may be applied to this certificate twice.)
ITMS 588 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for careers in computer and network security technologies and to deal with the challenging computer and network security problems facing society.

Required Courses
ITMO 543 Vulnerability Analysis and Control
ITMS 548 Cyber Security Technologies
AND two of the following:
ITMS 518 Coding Security
ITMS 528 Database Security
ITMS 538 Cyber Forensics
ITMS 539 Steganography
ITMS 549 Cyber Security Technologies: Projects & Advanced Methods
ITMS 558 Operating System Security

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for a career in data center operations.

Required Courses:
ITMM 576 Data Center Management
ITMO 540 Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet
ITMO 554 Operating System Virtualization
ITMT 535 Data Center Architecture

Students who have already completed coursework, training, or certification equivalent to ITMO 540 may substitute a fourth course from the list below.

ITMO 544 Cloud Computing Technologies
ITMO 557 Storage Technologies
ITMS 548 Cyber Security Technologies
ITMs 588 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for careers in data management and analytics.

Required Courses
ITMD 421 Data Modeling and Applications
ITMD 422 Advanced Database Management
ITMD 527 Data Analytics
AND one of the following:
ITMD 526 Data Warehousing
ITMS 528 Database Security
ITMD 529 Advanced Data Analytics
ITMT 531 Object Oriented System Analysis, Modeling and Design

Students who have already completed coursework, training, or certification equivalent to ITMD 421 may substitute a fourth course from the above list.

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for careers in digital voice and data communications.

Required Courses
ITMO 540 Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet
ITMO 545 Telecommunications Technology
ITMO 546 Voice Communications Over Data Networks
AND one of the following:
ITMO 541 Network Administration and Operations
ITMO 547 Voice Communications Over Data Networks: Projects & Advanced Methods
ITM 575 Networking & Telecommunications Management

Students who have already completed coursework, training, or certification equivalent to ITMO 540 may substitute a fourth course from the above list.

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them to be leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the field of information technology.

Required Courses
ITMM 571 Project Management for Information Technology Management
ITMM 581 IT Entrepreneurship
ITMM 582 Business Innovation
AND one of the following:
Any ITMM Elective
INTM 511 Industrial Leadership
INTM 515 Advanced Project Management
INTM 522 Computers in Industry
INTM 534 Resource Management
INTM 543 Purchasing
TECH 581 Consulting for Technical Professionals

Students who have already completed coursework, training, or certification equivalent to ITMM 571 may substitute a fourth course from the above list. Only one INTM course may be applied to the certificate.

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for a career as a system administrator.

One of the following two six-credit-hour courses:
ITMO 551 Distributed Workstation System Administration
ITMO 552 Client Server System Administration
AND two of the following:
ITMO 456 Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems
ITMO 544 Cloud Computing Technologies
ITMO 554 Operating System Virtualization
ITMS 558 Operating System Security
ITMM 571 Project Management for Information Technology Management

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for a career as a systems analyst.

Required Courses
ITMM 571 Project Management for Information Technology
ITMM 572 Process Engineering for Information Technology Managers
ITMT 531 Object Oriented System Analysis, Modeling and Design
AND one of the following:
ITMD 511 Application Development Methodologies
ITMD 532 UML Based Software Development
ITMD 534 Human Computer Interaction
ITMD 536 Software Testing and Maintenance
INTM 522 Computers in Industry
TECH 581 Consulting for Technical Professionals

Students who have already completed coursework, training, or certification equivalent to ITMM 571 may substitute a fourth course from the above list.

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for careers in Web design and application development.

Required Courses
ITMD 461 Internet Technologies & Web Design
ITMD 562 Web Application Development
AND two of the following:
ITMD 534 Human Computer Interaction
ITMD 555 Intelligent Device Applications
ITMD 563 Intermediate Web Application Development
ITMD 564 Advanced Web Application Development
ITMD 565 Rich Internet Applications
ITMD 566 Service-Oriented Architectures
ITMD 569 Topics in Application Development

Students who have already completed coursework, training, or certification equivalent to ITMD 461 may substitute a fourth course from the above list.